Publish date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Super Typhoon Haiyan, the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 195 miles per hour, slammed into the Philippines on the island of Samar the evening of November 7, 2013, and hit Vietnam on Sunday, November 9. Thousands of people are feared dead, and local officials report approximately 9.5 million people have been affected.
Catholic Relief Services, in cooperation with their partners, is tirelessly providing 100,000 families with shelter, essential living supplies and clean water and sanitation.
Question: How will CRS use financial donations?
Response from Michele Broemmelsiek, vice president, overseas operations, Catholic Relief Services:
Here are some examples of how cash donations will help to serve people in need. These represent the actual costs to buy the items listed and do not include all of the associated costs to deliver the assistance.
Note: 93% of all money donated goes directly to assist the typhoon victims.
Please Note: Dollar amounts cover items only. They do not include costs associated with distribution, training and monitoring.