Habitat for Humanity launches appeal to assist those affected by Typhoon Hagupit

Donate to help Typhoon Hagupit victims

Habitat for Humanity has launched an appeal to assist families affected by Typhoon Hagupit (called Ruby in the Philippines). The storm made first landfall on Samar, an island in the Visayas, Philippines, late in the evening of Saturday 6 December.

Typhoon Hagupit Donation Drive
Typhoon Hagupit Donation Drive

According to the Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, more than 130,000 families were evacuated in six regions of the Philippines.

“Habitat for Humanity is sheltering evacuated families in Leyte, Cebu and Surigao del Sur provinces of the Philippines. Staff and materials are prepositioned and we will begin to support affected families to repair their homes. The more funds we raise, the more families we can help,” said Charlie Ayco, Habitat for Humanity Philippines’ CEO and Managing Director.

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How to Help Typhoon Hagupit Victims
How to Help Typhoon Hagupit Victims

To donate, please visit give2habitat.org/philippines/TyphoonHagupit (within the Philippines)

Habitat for Humanity is appealing for funds to assist families and help them rebuild their lives and gain access to decent shelter. Habitat staff are on the ground ready to assess the situation and coordinate with government agencies and other partners on the disaster response operations.

Typhoon Hagupit comes just 13 months after Typhoon Haiyan killed 6,300 people and damaged or destroyed more than one million homes, according to government figures. To date Habitat for Humanity Philippines has supported nearly 28,000 Haiyan affected families with emergency shelter and shelter repair kits and begun construction of core houses at ten sites in Cebu and Leyte provinces.

Typhoon Hagupit is expected to continue moving across the Philippines.

About Habitat for Humanity Philippines

Habitat for Humanity Philippines (HFHP) is a non-profit organization that serves Filipino families in need of decent homes. We bring together partners who share the same vision of transforming lives through building responsible and sustainable communities. Established in 1988, HFHP is a country affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International based in Georgia, USA. For over 26 years, HFHP has served over 110,000 families throughout the country. HFHP envisions that every Filipino family has a decent place to
live. Visit www.habitat.org.ph or www.facebook.com/habitatphilippines for more details.

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