CFM made a contribution to Portland-based Mercy Corps to aid in the relief of The Philippines, which was devastated last Friday by what is being described as a 100-year typhoon.
In addition to as many as 10,000 casualties, many Filipinos in the hardest hit central part of the island nation are without shelter, food and water. Mercy Corps quickly rallied, along with other relief organizations and the U.S. military, to assist storm victims.
"Our $1,000 contribution is a small way to express our sympathy and demonstrate our commitment to people in need in The Philippines," says CFM Partner Dan Jarman. "We encourage other businesses to contribute as well."
Mercy Corps dispatched an emergency response team to coordinate with other relief efforts in The Philippines to provide food and water to stranded Filipinos, as well as supply medicine, blankets, tarps and hygiene kits.
Mercy Corps has two staff members based in Manila who work on economic development and social programs, which will play an important role in recovery efforts.
To contribute, go to www.mercycorps.org/typhoon or call (800) 292-3355.