12 November 2013

Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Appeal

The United Nations says 9.5 million people have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Phillipines. More than 600,000 have been displaced and as many as 10,000 people are believed to be dead in the city of Tacloban alone.

Hundreds of thousands of people have lost everything and are waiting for urgent aid.

The Guardian newspaper says: “Haiyan could emerge as the deadliest natural catastrophe in the Philippines' history.”

Funds are needed to deliver urgent aid to the victims of this huge disaster.

If you are able to contribute, these agencies would love to hear from you.

Red Cross
Call: 1800 811 700
Mail: Send a cheque or money order to: Australian Red Cross Supporter Service, GPO Box 2957, Melbourne VIC 8060

Anglican Overseas Aid
Call: 1800 249 880
Mail: Send a cheque or money order to: Anglican Overseas Aid, PO Box 389, Abbotsford, Vic 3067


And please pray for the people of the Phillipines.

O loving Creator, bring healing and hope to those who, at this time, grieve, suffer pain, or who have been made homeless by the force of flood in the Philippines.

We remember those who have died and we pray for those who mourn for them.

May we all be aware of Your compassion, O God, which calms our troubled hearts and shelters our anxious souls.

May we pray with humility with our troubled and struggling brothers and sisters on earth. May we dare to hope that through the generosity of the privileged, the destitute might glimpse hope, warmth and life again.

Through our Saviour Christ who lives with us, comforts us and soothes us.

Amen.

 

About Anglican Oversease Aid
Anglican Overseas Aid is an overseas relief and development agency of the Anglican Church of Australia. It is fully accredited with AusAID and a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct.

Anglican Overseas Aid works in partnership with Anglican and like-minded agencies to:

  • Create and strengthen partnerships in developing countries to overcome poverty, injustice and disaster, 
  • Support partners to respond and adapt to environmental challenges; and 
  • Inspire Australians to be compassionate, involved and responsible global citizens.

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