Humanist Crisis Response supports recovery efforts in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan

Photo: AP Photo/Nelson Salting

A super typhoon that the US Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center has called the most powerful storm to make landfall anywhere on Earth in recorded history devastated the Philippines on November 8 (local). More than 10 million people were in the path of the storm, which is 300 miles across with a wind speeds up to 235 mph and tidal surges of 12 to 15 feet. On the Dvorak Scale, which measures tropical cyclone intensity on a scale of 1.0-8.0, Haiyan has rated a full 8.0.

At this writing, we still do not know the extent of the disaster, but catastrophic damage, massive flooding and mudslides, and significant loss of life are anticipated. In response to what will certainly be an urgent need for humanitarian aid, Foundation Beyond Belief’s Humanist Crisis Response program is now collecting funds in support of recovery efforts in the Philippines.

We have selected CITIZENS’ DISASTER RESPONSE CENTER, a seasoned and effective community-based relief organization in the Philippines, as the beneficiary of this drive. 100 percent of all donations will be forwarded to CDRC throughout the course of the drive.