(702) 792-6678 • http://www.asianjournal.com How to help Typhoon Haiyan... Dateline USA teers and staff have delivered preliminary care and have provided hot meals to survivors. You can give by donating online or by mailing a check to your local American Red Cross chapter. Learn more about them on http://www.redcross.org/charitable-donations. You can also send contributions directly to the Philippine Red Cross on www.redcross.org.ph. AmeriCares AmeriCares is sending medical aid for 20,000 survivors. This includes antibiotics, wound care supplies, and pain relievers. It is also giving funds to local organizations to purchase supplies. To support AmeriCares’ relief efforts. World Vision World Vision is providing food, water, and hygiene kits at the evacuation centers. They are also still providing help to the Bohol earthquake victims. Learn more about how you can help through donate. worldvision.org. Portraits for Yolanda at Island Pacific, Panorama City To raise funds and contribute further to worldwide relief efforts for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda, Island Pacific Supermarket, along with Monet Salon, Studio 1003 and friends have organized “Portraits for Yolanda” -- a family portrait photography event which will be held on November 17, Sunday from 10am-4pm at the TFC Tambayan inside Island Pacific Supermarket in Panorama City, CA. Bring your families and have your portraits taken for only $50. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to ABS-CBN Foundation, to assist them in their relief efforts for Typhoon Yolanda victims. ShelterBox ShelterBox provides families with a survival kit that includes a tent and other essential items while they are displaced or homeless. Help ShelterBox provide families with a temporary shelter. Learn more on https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/ShelterBoxUSAInc/OnlineGiving.html UNICEF UNICEF anticipates that children will be among the worst affected by the typhoon. UNICEF is providing medicines, nutrition supplies, safe water and hygiene supplies to children and families in the affected areas. To help, go to http://www. unicefusa.org/ or to http://www.unicef. org/philippines/ Salvation Army One hundred percent of all disaster donations received by Salvation Army will be used for relief efforts and to “immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors.” Text TYPHOON to 80888 to donate $10, or you can go online at https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/TyphoonHaiyan Save The Children Save The Children is sending relief kits for children and families, including household cleaning items, temporary school tents and learning materials. Learn more A Filvets thank Obama for... PAGE A1 PAGE A1 brought to his knees by any typhoon,” the President said. As details on the death toll, extent of damages and casualties of Typhoon Yolanda (International name: Haiyan) continue to unfold in the news and social media, relief efforts for the typhoon victims are also increasing, not just in the Philippines but in the global community as well. For the benefit of our readers and those who have been inquiring about ways to donate, Asian Journal has collected information on relief drives and international organizations that are currently accepting donations. We have consolidated them into one comprehensive list. National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Account Name : NDRRMC Donated Funds Account Numbers: 0435-021927-030 (Peso Account); 0435-021927-530 (US Dollar Account); Swift Code : DBPHPHMM Account #36002016 Address: Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), Camp Aguinaldo Branch, PVAO Compound, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Philippines 1110 Contact Person: Ms. Rufina A. Pascual Contact Number: (632) 421-1920;9115061 to 65 local 116 Email : [email protected]; website : www.ndrrmc.gov.ph Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Account No.: 3124-0055-81 Bank Branch Address: Land Bank of the Philippines, Batasan, Quezon City, Philippines Contact Person: Ms. Fe Catalina Ea Contact No.: (632)931-8101 local 226; CP(632)918-628-1897 Website: www.dswd.gov.ph Philippine Red Cross (PRC) www.redcross.org.ph; Tel. (632)5270000 Banco De Oro: (Peso) 00-453-0018647; (Dollar) 10-453-0039482; Swift Code: BNORPHMM Metrobank: (Peso)151-3-041631228; (Dollar)151-2-15100218-2; Swift Code: MBTCPHMM Philippine National Bank: (Peso) 3752 8350 0034; (Dollar) 3752 8350 0042; Swift Code: PNBMPHMM Unionbank of the Philippines: (Peso)1015 4000 0201; (Dollar) 1315 4000 0090; Swift Code: UBPHPHMM World Food Programme (WFP) WFP has allocated $2 million for Yolanda victims, as well as 40 metric tons of fortified biscuits. Americans can text the word AID to 27722 to donate $10. They can also give donations online. Red Cross Emergency responders and volunteers of the Philippine Red Cross and international Red Cross groups have already begun their own relief operations. Volun- LAS VEGAS ASIAN JOURNAL • november 14-20, 2013 on how you can donate. Log on to www. savethechildren.org. Doctors Without Borders Doctors Without Borders is sending 200 tons of medical and relief items including vaccines, tents, and hygiene kits. To support Doctors Without Borders, log on to http://www.doctorswithoutborders. org/news/article.cfm?id=7140&cat=fieldnews. American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) The JDC, the Filipino Jewish community and their global parters are working to assist in addressing the immediate needs of the typhoon survivors. You can send help to the JDC online or by phone at 1(212) 725-2769. Care.org CARE’s emergency response team are coordinating with local partners in the Philippines to provide food, water, shelter, and health care for the victims of disaster. You can support CARE’s efforts via http://www.care.org/emergencies/typhoon-haiyan, or by phone at 1(800)5212273 (within the US) or +1(404) 681-2252 (outside the US). Catholic Relief Services Catholic Relief Services is providing help with water purification, shelter materials and essential living supplies. You can donate to the CRS online or you can call via 1 (877) 435-7277. You can type in your phone number on the website and a representative will call you back to take your donation. ABS-CBN Foundation International ABS-CBN Foundation International is currently accepting donations for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda and the recent earthquake. Checks or money orders can be sent to ABS-CBN Foundation international at 150 Shoreline Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065. Direct deposits can be made to Wells Fargo bank account 303618-6462 with ABA number 121-042-882. Contributions can be made online on www.abscbnfoundation.org. Habitat for Humanity You can contribute to Habitat for Humanity’s relief efforts by logging on to http://www.give2habitat.org/philippines/ ReBuildPhilippines or http://www.give2habitat.org/philippines/rebuildbohol Brick-by-Brick Donations to Brick-by-Brick, Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation’s crowdfunding campaign, may be received thru http://brickbybrick.pdrf.org/yolanda via different payment channels such as PayPal, SmartMoney, and PasaBayad. Rain Love on Manila Rain Love on Manila is a network of Filipino volunteers across America organized by Ateneo alumna Deb Flores. RLOM is working with a local Red Cross chapter in the Philippines in distributing their relief goods. They are currently organizing efforts in major cities in the US, including PAGE A4 About a hundred US military personnel with emergency humanitarian supplies were flown to the Leyte disaster area a day earlier. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Filipino People,” Obama told APHCV Executive Director Eric Lachica and Maj. Jesse Baltazar (USAF ret.), of the American Coalition for the Filipino Veterans (ACFV), during their photo opportunity in the White House Blue Room. During the breakfast, Baltazar, 94, a Bataan Defender and a former prisoner-of-war, and Lachica, a son of veteran, greeted Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel. They discussed the plight of thousands of Filipino veterans who were denied official recognition by the US Army of their service under American officers in World War II.Hagel, a Vietnam War army veteran, said he was quite familiar with the Filipino veterans issue since he was a former senator and an enthusiastic co-sponsor of the Filipino Equity Compensation bill that became law in 2009. Hagel said he would be eager to meet soon with coalition representatives to review possible solutions to address US Army’s concerns. Baltazar, a decorated Purple Heart recipient, was a USAFFE Philippine Commonwealth Army survivor of the Bataan Death March in 1942. After the war, he joined the US Air Force and was the first Filipino American promoted to the rank of major. After the breakfast, Baltazar said he was very proud of meeting his American president for the first time in his first visit to the White House. Baltazar has two sons Melchor and Thomas who formerly served in the SEALS and US Special Forces respectively. He later joined his fellow veterans at the National World War II Memorial ceremonies to honor them. Typhoon Haiyan overshadows... PAGE A1 extra mile” in their negotiations. Scientists say single weather events cannot conclusively be linked to global warming. Also, the link between man-made warming and hurricane activity is unclear, though rising sea levels are expected to make low-lying nations more vulnerable to storm surges. Nevertheless, extreme weather such as hurricanes often prompt calls for urgency at the UN talks. Last year Hurricane Sandy’s assault on the US east coast and Typhoon Bopha’s impact on the Philippines were mentioned as examples of disasters the world could see more of unless the world reins in the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are warming the planet. “We can fix this. We can stop this madness. Right now, right here,” Sano told delegates in Warsaw. Choking on his words, he said he was waiting in agony for news from relatives caught in the super-storm’s path, though he was relieved to hear his brother had survived. “In the last two days he has been gathering bodies of the dead with his own two hands,” Sano said. “In solidarity with my countrymen who are struggling to find food back home ... I will now commence a voluntary fasting for the climate,” he added. “This means I will voluntarily refrain from eating food during this (conference) until a meaningful outcome is in sight.” On the sidelines of the conference, climate activists called on developed countries to step up their emissions cuts and their pledges of financing to help poor countries adapt to rising seas and other impacts of climate change. Tense discussions are also expected on a proposed “loss and damage” mechanism that would allow vulnerable countries to get compensation for climate impacts that it’s already too late to adapt to. Though no major decisions are expected at the conference in Warsaw’s National Stadium, the level of progress could be an indicator of the world’s chances of reaching a deal in 2015. That’s the new watershed year in the UN-led process after a 2009 summit in Copenhagen ended in discord.
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