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Thursday, December 13, 2012

AmeriCares sending aid after Typhoon Bopha hits Philippines

And you can help

In the wake of Typhoon Bopha, AmeriCares is sending emergency medical aid and relief supplies for survivors in the Philippines, according to a release.
It is the worst storm to hit the disaster-prone country this year, the release said. 
"More than 700 people have been confirmed dead and hundreds more are still missing since the storm battered the southern region of the country with heavy rains and wind gusts up to 137 mph on Dec. 4," the release said.
AmeriCares awarded a $15,000 grant to Asia America Initiative to provide a five days’ supply of food, blankets, soap, shampoo and other personal care items, for 1,000 families, the release said. 
AmeriCares also plans to deliver "an emergency air shipment of medical aid including antibiotics, gastrointestinal medicines, wound care supplies and nutritional supplements from its Connecticut warehouse," the release said.

How you can help: AmeriCares donations can be made through its website.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.

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