Typhoon Haiyan Relief
Our hearts go out to the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda), one of the strongest typhoons to ever hit the Philippines. Areas which have been been most affected include the provinces of Leyte and Samar. As several news sources are reporting, the estimated death toll is around 10,000 in Tacloban, Philippines alone. This number could jump sharply in the next few days, whilst more heartbreaking stories of personal experiences continue to be shared. We hope and pray for all of those affected by this event, including our community's family members in the Philippines.
If you have not already checked it out, the website Charity Navigator is a nonprofit that evaluates and lists several charities who are donating relief services.
From the list of these reputable organizations, CFA has chosen to direct collected funds towards Oxfam America.
Oxfam America is an organization that has currently dispatched aid groups in the Philippines to deliver emergency services, such as clean water, sanitation, and shelter to typhoon victims. These services meet the most crucial, immediate needs of the situation. In the future, CFA plans on directing collections to organizations that can help rebuild the livelihoods of those affected. In this way, our community can help alleviate both the short-term and long-term effects of this natural disaster.
Upcoming Cornell Relief Events
Cornell Catholic Community Post-Mass Fundraisers (12/8/13)
On December 8, after the 10:30am and 9:30pm Masses at Sage Chapel, students within the Cornell Catholic Community will be selling cookies and hot chocolate, and inviting community members to donate towards relief efforts through Catholic Relief Services. If you are interested in helping out, contact Ali (firstname.lastname@example.org).