Endlessrise has joined forces with other volunteers to conduct our relief efforts for the victims of super typhoon Haiyan. And what a heartwarming experience it was.
We started the campaign by placing donation boxes around the office. Our staff gladly filled boxes with relief goods and also donated cash. At the same time, we asked for help from our partner online marketing reseller agencies and consultants to make donations on their own through Red Cross and the World Food Program. You have been very generous! Donations poured in from back home in the U.S. and other countries.
We combined the cash we collected from staff, partners, and friends to shop for items like food (canned goods, biscuits, bottled water, etc.), toiletries, household items and other supplies (flashlights and batteries, etc.), tools for building shelters, and portable electric generators for on-site relief efforts.
Relief Goods and Supplies
Sorting and Packing Relief Items
Over the weekend, we organized and boxed the goods, along with donation items from the office. We created “family packs” that contain a little bit of everything, from food to sanitary items. Here are the partial items inside each pack:
All Boxed-up Ready for the Trip to the Hanger
Delivery of the Relief Goods to Villamor Air Base for Air Transport
Once organizing was done, we brought everything to Villamor Air Base, home of the Philippine Air Force, and where a relief operations center was opened.
From the air base, our donations were flown by plane to selected affected areas in the Visayas region.
The relief mission is a success.
So Thank You, Everyone!
From all of us here at Endlessrise, we say thank you!
We would like to express our deepest gratitude for everyone who heeded our calls for donations, sacrificed their weekend to shop and pack goods, and literally and figuratively extended a helping hand to make this relief effort possible. To our staff, SEO reseller partners, expat friends, and volunteers – thank you.
Typhoon Haiyan Update
While we are grateful for all your help, we are still supporting calls for continued assistance for victims. Many people are still struggling in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
Local news reports put the death toll currently at over 4,200 and millions of victims are still in need of help. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 13.28 million people are affected by the disaster. Some 4.33 million people are still displaced.
- 2.58 million people need food
- 9.8 million people – health services
- 500,000 people – sanitation and hygiene
- 562,000 people – shelter
It’s not too late to send your donations. You may course them through Red Cross and the World Food Program: tax deductible if you’re in the U.S.