How New Yorkers Can Help Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

Gelian dela Cruz (11) is worried that her school is ruined. She was even excited to do an oral recitation the day when the storm struck their town in Barangay Libertad, Bogo City, Cebu. The full scale of the disaster caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines is only now becoming apparent. (Photo: Flicker/Pio Arce/Genesis Photos - World Vision)

The full scale of the disaster caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines is only now becoming apparent.
(Photo: Flicker/Pio Arce/Genesis Photos – World Vision)

As the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan continues to unfold the human cost of this tragic natural disaster is coming into focus. It’s estimated that as many as 600,000 people have been displaced, particularly in cities such as Tacloban, where it’s a struggle just to get food and clean drinking water.  Eight people died this week in a stampede at a rice factory.

Former Fi2W Fellow Aurora Almendral is currently in the Philippines reporting for NPR, and urges New Yorkers to give whatever they can.

“The relief efforts are dismal compared with the scale of the destruction,” she said via email.

Organizations and businesses across New York City are coming together to provide support for people in the Philippines. Below are events you can attend or contribute to beginning tonight.

You can also make contributions online.

Thursday, November 14

CCNY’s PAO Presents: Kamayan Night
Host: Philippine-American Organization at City College of New York
Location: City College of New York – NAC Ballroom (160 Convent Ave, Manhattan)
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm

Typhoon Relief Fundraiser & Raffle
Host: Maxine Evangelista, Julian DeGuzman, You Love Poon
Location: Fat Buddha Bar (212 Avenue A, Manhattan)
Time: 8:00pm – 4:00pm

Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan Fundraiser
Location: Port-o Lounge, 286 1st. Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Friday, November 15

The Journey of a Brown Girl Community Launch Party
Host: The Journey of a Brown Girl
Location: The Living Gallery BK (1094 Broadway, Brooklyn)
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Sunday, November 17

Benefit Brunch at The Purple Yam
Host: The Purple Yam
Location: The Purple Yam Filipino Restaurant (1314 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn)
Time: 11:00am – 3:30pm

Fi2W is supported by the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation and the Ralph E. Odgen Foundation.