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Helping the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

Survivors hang a sign as they queue up to get a chance to board a C130 military transport plane today Nov 12, 2013, five days after super typhoon Haiyan slammed Tacloban city in, Leyte province in central Philippines. Photo: AP
Survivors wait to board a Philippine Air Force C-130 aircraft at the airport in Tacloban which was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, in central Philippines today, Nov 12, 2013. Photo: AP
Survivors carry clothes along the road at typhoon ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines today, Nov 12, 2013. Photo: AP
Published: 10:20 PM, November 12, 2013
Updated: 5:01 PM, November 14, 2013
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SINGAPORE — Several organisations in Singapore are raising funds for those affected by the deadly Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

The super typhoon, which barrelled across Philippines last Friday (Nov 8), has devastated cities, towns and fishing villages, bringing about heavy loss of life. Thousands have died and some 660,000 have been displaced.

How you can help:

SINGAPORE RED CROSS SOCIETY

The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has on Nov 11 committed emergency relief supplies worth S$100,000 for the survivors’ immediate needs. A team of SRC volunteers and staff will leave for the affected areas at Visayas on Nov 14 to help with the distribution of relief items. The SRC is working closely with the Philippine Red Cross to dispatch medical teams to the affected areas in the coming weeks.

To donate:

• Cash donations personally presented at the Red Cross House at 15 Penang Lane Singapore 238486, from 9am to 7pm (Mon-Fri) and 9am to noon (Sat-Sun)

• Cheque crossed to ‘Singapore Red Cross Society’ at the above address. Indicate ‘Red Cross Haiyan Relief’ on the back of the cheque, along with your name, contact number and address. In-kind donations (food, clothes, etc) are not accepted due to logistical considerations.

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