Friday, October 22, 2010
Save the Children is actively responding to the current emergency in the Philippines. Initial estimates from the province of Isabela, where Typhoon Megi made landfall Monday, are of over 82,600 homes damaged or destroyed and over 1 million children and adults affected.
Save the Children first wants to let you know that the region struck by the typhoon is more than 250 miles north of Save the Children’s sponsorship program area in the capital of Manila. To the best of our knowledge, all girls and boys in our Philippines sponsorship programs are safe.
We will work on keeping our sponsors up-to-date with our emergency response efforts. You can learn more about our post-typhoon work and find out how you can help by visiting Save the Children’s website.
If you have any immediate concerns please contact Donor Services at 1-800- SAVETHECHILDREN (1-800-728-3843) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your concern and we hope you will help the people of the Philippines who have been devastated by Typhoon Megi.