ADRA-UK, the international charity has been providing relief aid in countries all over the world for more than 100 years, and is always on the frontline in the face of natural disaster.
ADRA-UK is providing an immediate £30,000 to assist with first phase relief efforts in the Philippines following what the head of the Red Cross in the Philippines has described as “absolute bedlam”.
By the time Typhoon Haiyan left the Philippines on Saturday afternoon, 9 November, an estimated 9.5 million people had been affected by the devastation. According to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), a total of 618,175 people are currently displaced with 435,701 inside 1,458 evacuation centres and 182,474 outside the centres.
Water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH), food, medicines, shelter, debris clearance, logistics and communications are immediate priorities.
Churches and individuals across the UK and Ireland are already honing their fundraising skills as individuals dig deep into their pockets to support the ADRA initiatives. South England Conference President, Pastor Sam Davis is calling for a day of prayer this Wednesday, 13 November and also this coming Sabbath, 16 November for the people of the Philippines.The great need now is for an injection of cash to provide the urgently needed medical and humanitarian supplies.
Please donate now using http://www.justgiving.com/ADRA-UK-Haiyan or simply send a text message: ADRA00 £10 to 70070 to donate to ADRA.
If you would like to know more about ADRA and its work, please visit their website and information pages here.
While those who are able to, will help on the mission field, let’s open our hearts to give generously, and pray that it will be used by God to help where it is needed most.