Appeal for Disaster Relief: Philippines – SVdP USA

National Council of the U.S. Society of St. Vincent de Paul
We need your help!

Typhoon 1

Dear Sister and Brother Vincentians,
The Council General in Paris (CGI) is calling for help from the members of the United States National Council because of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which barrelled into central Philippines, affecting close to 10 million people.  Philippine officials had not anticipated the 6-meter (20-feet) storm surges and 195 mph winds that swept through Taclogban, capital of the island province of Leyte, crushing, homes, churches and buildings.

I am writing today on behalf of the Philippine survivors.  Some 800,000 were evacuated, but it is estimated that more than 10,000 individuals are dead.  Families, individuals and children from all walks of life have suddenly found themselves orphaned, homeless, and destitute.  The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Superior Council of the Philippines is working to identify and support the survivors.

Our Sister and Brother Vincentians in the Philippines have been active Vincentians for more than 150 years. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the country consists of 455 conferences composed of 4,330 youths and 2,090 adults.

The conference and council members of the United States have always been generous and loyal to their fellow Vincentians in times of disaster.  Please answer CGI’s call with the legendary spirit and generosity of our Society to help the people of the Philipines.

You can donate online by clicking on the following link: Donate NOW, and selecting the box marked “Philippines – Super Typhoon Haiyan.” Or, you can send your contribution directly to the National Council Office, indicating on the check that the funds are to be directed to the “Philippines-Super Typhoon Haiyan.”

In the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul and Blessed Frédéric Ozanam,

Sheila Gilbert
President
National Council of the U.S.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Typhoon 2

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