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Super Typhoon Haiyan

Super Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) arrived in the Philippines at 4:40 a.m. on November 8 hitting Guiuan, Eastern Samar Island, with wind speeds of 195 mph, making it the strongest tropical cyclone on record to have made landfall anywherein the world. Thousands are thought to be dead with millions more suffering the consequence of destruction on par with that seen after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The needs are immense - shelter, food, water, sanitation, medicine.

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PRAY for the victims of this tragedy.

LEARN & STAY CONNECTED to breaking updates about those affected.

ACT in solidarity with our Filipino brothers and sisters.

GIVE through CRS to the relief and recovery efforts.

SHARE your acts of solidarity with your friends, family and CRS.

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Please keep the people of the Philippines in your prayers as they start to rebuild from this storm. We are providing prayer resources on our website for your use.

"For the people of the Philippines and all affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
For their protection and their comfort,
and that we may stand with them in their time of trouble,
we pray to the Lord."

Lord, hear our prayer.


Visit our websites at http://university.crs.org/ and http://www.crs.org/ to learn more!


As a member of a college/university campus, you have a built-in community, resources and creative energy to harness to respond to this emergency in an effective way. Please consider the following ideas:

  • Dedicate an upcoming concert, athletic game or community event to the Philippine emergency.
  • Work with your local Filipino community and student association to host an authentic Filipino experience to raise awareness for this tragedy.
  • Connect the issue of hunger in the Philippine emergency to your existing Thanksgiving service and justice efforts.
  • Ask members of your campus community to contact your Congressional Representative and encourage that the United States continues to lead the world in a generous and compassionate response.

1. Donate Online:

The full url is http://donate.crs.org/site/Donation2?df_id=6140&6140.donation=form1, or you can use this "vanity" url that redirects to our existing form: www.donate.crs.org/Haiyan

2. Donate Via Your Mobile Phone:

We have a text-to-give campaign set up. Below is the language to use and the terms and conditions that should appear with it or spoken aloud if asked at an event (you can paraphrase if spoken aloud). Keep in mind text-to-give donations are capped at $10 (and we typically see an average gift of over $100), so only use this option where it makes sense - at a speaking event, on the radio, etc.

To donate $10 to help victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan, please text RELIEF to 25383

Terms and Conditions: A one-time donation of $10.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. All donations must be authorized by the account holder. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. User must be age 18 or older or have parental permission to participate. By texting YES, the user agrees to the terms and conditions. Service is available on most carriers. Message & Data Rates May Apply. Donations are collected for the benefit of the "CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES" by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at www.hmgf.org/t. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP to short code "25383"; text HELP to "25383" for help.

3. Donate by Mail:

Mail checks to
P.O. Box 17090
Baltimore, MD 21297-0303
Write "Typhoon Haiyan" on the memo line

4. Donate by Phone:

Call 877-HelpCRS to make a credit card donation to CRS over the phone.


Spread the word about your efforts and why it matters to you! Encourage family, friends and other people of faith and good will to support you and magnify the impact that your campus community can have in response to this incredible tragedy.

Share your stories with us on Twitter - @CRSUniversity

And help us build a network of committed global citizens who are inspired by faith, committed to action, and are working to serve the poor and vulnerable overseas.

Thank you for all you do!