Charity Donates Typhoon Ketsana Survivors More Than $2 Million in Relief
MANILA and QUEZON CITY, Philippines, October 2 2009 — Children International, a U.S.-based humanitarian organization that helps more than 74,000 poor children in the Philippines, donates $2.1 million in relief to survivors of Typhoon Ketsana.
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Items that will be distributed include food, water, soap, shampoo, sandals, kerosene stoves, sleeping mats and cooking utensils to poor families and children that Children International supports. Survivors will also receive funding for basic home repairs and reconstruction, as their homes have been damaged or swept away by floodwaters.
Children International's President and CEO Jim Cook said, "The children and survivors are in such dire need. They have lost the few meager belongings they own. We are so pleased to provide help to those whose lives have been changed forever by Typhoon Ketsana. The aid will bring some comfort and relief as they rebuild their lives."
This assistance further validates Children International's title as a leading humanitarian organization in the Philippines for its support of poor children and families there.
Typhoon Ketsana, the worst tropical storm to hit the area in 40 years, has affected over 80 percent of the city's population including 74,000 children that are supported by Children International. Early reports estimate over 4,000 Children International-sponsored families have been affected by the Typhoon. The resulting flooding has sadly claimed the life of one child Children International supports.
To help survivors of Typhoon Ketsana, make a donation at www.children.org/PhilippinesTyphoon.asp today.
About Children International:
Established in 1936, Children International is a nonprofit organization with its headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. Children International's programs benefit more than 325,000 sponsored children and their families in 11 countries around the world including Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, India, the Philippines, the United States and Zambia. For more information about Children International, visit www.children.org