November 21st 2013
On November 8th, Typhonn Haiyan hit the Philippines with sustained winds of over 195 miles per hour making it one of the strongest Typhoons to ever hit land.13 million people have been affected by the typhoon, according to a situation report by OCHA on Saturday. Of those affected, 4.9 million are children; 1.5 million are children under the age of five who are at risk of Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM).Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, was historic in its scope, with experts including NASA concluding it may be the most powerful tropical cyclone to ever make landfall.Our communities in the Philippines were in the path of the storm. We are so thankful that the storm bypassed them and none of the community members were among the injured.
Together in Hope is working to provide assistance to those affected by the Typhoon. If you would like to support this mission please make a check payable to Together in Hope memo 'Typhoon relief' and mail it to Together in Hope, 1250 Wood Branch Park Drive, suite 625, Houston, Texas, 77079 or alternatively make an online donation through our website: https://npo.justgive.org/nonprofits/donate.jsp?ein=61-1566852 and select 'Typhoon relief' under programs.
Together in Hope will be helping with the long term efforts working with local Filipinos to rebuild the communities in the coming months. We are looking for runners to run in the Woodlands marathon on March 1st to help us raise funds for the ongoing work of Together in Hope in the Philippines and long term recovery work in Visayas. There are a number of different levels that you can participate in: 2k, 5k, half marathon and full marathon.! http://togetherinhope.org/Team.html
Thank you everyone for your emails, texts and calls regarding the Philippines and how you can help. Please keep all those affected in your prayers and thoughts.