The Philippines were hit extremely hard on November 8th by Typhoon Haiyan. The typhoon was the most powerful storm ever recorded with sustaining winds over 150 miles per hour and wind gusts up to 235 miles per hour! The storm surge from the storm moved up to a mile inland wreaking havoc and destruction in its path. There have been over 5,000 recorded fatalities with many many more people still missing. Over 580,000 people in the country have lost their homes and have been displaced by the storm. These are sobering statistics. The country has been receiving worldwide aid from the United States and many other countries and organizations, but it will take much more aid to get the Philippine people back up on their feet.
Storage World is partnering with Samaritan’s Purse in raising money to buy emergency relief supplies for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Storage World will be accepting donations at their 3 locations in Jonesboro, Decatur (Flat Shoals Pkwy), and Decatur (Panthersville) through December and then match the donations up to $1,000. All donations are tax-deductible.
Samaritan’s Purse sent a 54 team Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to the Philippines one week after the typhoon. The team included a medical team and water, nutrition and logistics experts. The focus of their relief effort is in the Bogo City Region, Cebo Island and Bantayan Island. They distributed over 8,800 emergency supply kits (including food and hygiene products), over 9,500 protective tarps and over 1800 blankets. The have also distributed community water filters. There also have been cargo plans filled with much needed items such as medical supplies and tents, mosquito nets and generators. The team has also been working with local health officials to meet any critical medical need.
Samaritan’s Purse is a non-profit, non-denominational evangelical Christian organization that provides spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. The organization was founded in 1970. Along with assisting in disaster relief around the world., they also work with local, regional and national organizations such as: Children’s Heart Project, Greta Home and Academy, Operation Christian Child, Operation Heal our Patriots, the Greatest Journey, US Disaster Response and World Medical Mission. You can help with their mission by making a donation through their website or volunteering.
Stop by your local Storage World locations to help with this disaster relief organization with your donation now through December 31st. We thank you for your support!