Friday, November 22, 2013

Death Toll Rises from Philippines Typhoon Haiyan -JETs Continue Fundraising Effort

According to ABC news this morning, Philippine officials say the death toll from one of the strongest typhoons on record has risen to above 5,000 and is likely to climb further.

Typhoon Haiyan cut a path across eastern and central Philippines on Nov. 8, with some of fastest wind speeds on record. It killed or has left missing more than 5,000 people and displaced an estimated 4 million people. 

As you can see, the Philippines is mostly islands with the total combined land mass being  115,600, square miles; about the area of  less than half the size of Texas, or the same size as Arizona or New Mexico.

A major international relief mission is underway to help the survivors, many of whom will be dependent on aid for months and probably years to come. 

The Jewelry on Etsy Team stepped up to help the moment the news broke, just as they have in the past for countless disasters and individuals who are in need of help.

You can help us help the Philippines! Shop for a good cause.  Here are just a few of the items with proceeds going to relief efforts for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. 

A tally will be kept here and funds will be donated through the following organizations:

Even better then knowing you are shopping and doing good at the same time, is that many if the JET shops are having huge sales and/or free shipping  over the next few weeks.

Search " Jetteam Phiippines", "Jetteam Black Friday"  "Jetteam Cyber Monday"
(do not use quotation marks".)

Take a look at some of our fundraising items. We will be listing a lot more here so check back!

Perfect for  your Tween or favorite pink-lover from Donna's Artisans Designs  (Oh, and Donna's Black Friday sale has started already!)

Pink Crystal and Pearl Earrings

This gorgeous necklace of Copper and Sterling has already sold once and a great donation was made!  Michelle of Eleven13 Jewelry will gladly take a custom order and make a new one just for you.

Mixed Metal Heart Necklace

Wanda, of Gemstones on my Mind is donating an all-inclusive gift item so you can check one woman right off your list. It is a gorgeous smooth black gemstone necklace and earrings set!

Black Sardonyx Necklace and Earrings Set

If you have not fallen in love with Jasper yet, you will now. Jasper comes in every shape, pattern and color imaginable. This necklace showcases some of the prettiest Jasper I have seen.

I am sure you want to see more, and there is lots more jewelry to come! Right now we are at $318.00 reported donations. Please check back for our latest items being donated, an update on the tally, and what shops have started  having sales.

Thank you so much for visiting, participating, and caring!
On behalf of the JETs,
Your Daily Jewels

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Monday, November 18, 2013

The JETs - Jewelry on Etsy Team’s - Fundraising Efforts for Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Many of the JETs are donating profits of their jewelry sales to raise money to help the aid efforts in the Philippines since Typhoon Haiyan made Landfall on November. 8th. The minute the idea was broached to the JET team, members jumped in and the donations have already been rolling in! In just a few days we have raised $301.00. We plan to keep this drive running until the New Year and are hopeful that we can really make a difference.

By now we have all heard the  horrific stories and seen heart wrenching  photographs of the wreckage and human suffering  in the Philippines due to Typhoon Haiyan on November 8th. No need to go through more of this According to NBC News the numbers will give you a good idea of the devastation.

Typhoon Haiyan by the Numbers:

370 miles: The width of Typhoon Haiyan as it surged through the Philippines
195 mph: The speed of sustained winds with gusts reaching 235 mph
6: The number of times Haiyan made landfall on Nov. 8
17 feet: The height of the storm surge in Tacloban, the biggest city in the hardest-hit central Philippines
27 inches: The most rainfall recorded by NASA’s Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission
13 million
: The estimated number of people affected by the typhoon, according to a situation report by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affair (OCHA) on Saturday
4.9 million: Children affected
1.5 million: Children under the age of five who are at risk of Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM), a
measurement of nutritional status used to assess the severity of a humanitarian crisis
4,200: The U.N. estimated death toll last Thursday
2 Americans: Identified among the dead, according to the U.S. State Department
12,501: The number of individuals injured, according to the Philippine disaster council
1,186: Number of those still missing according to the council
3 million: The number of people that have been displaced
2.5 million: Number of people in need of food assistance, according to U.N. estimates due to “severe logistical difficulties
360,000: The number of pregnant and lactating women who need specialized services for prenatal,
postnatal, child health, health promotion and family planning services
494,611: Number of homes that have been damaged or destroyed following the typhoon
628: Number of schools sustained damaged, with half the country yet to report

As a team of individuals, many of us have our own ideas of where our donations should go. With this in mind. We are keeping a team tally of donations being made to several different organizations.

If you are interested in donating directly, here are some links:
However, if you would rather have more fun, and shop for a good cause, keep checking back. I will be posting more of the beautiful jewelry items created by Jet members. You can purchase knowing your money is going to one of the above organizations.

Here are the first few items with proceeds being donated to Typhoon Haiyan victims:

Lynn for Urban Pearl Studio Sold Two Items Already!

Here is a note Lynn from Urban Pearl Studio received from a customer:
"A few years ago I found Craft Hope for Haiti on Etsy and I wear the necklace I bought then all the time. I was wondering this morning if there was something similar for the Philippines. I have a feeling I will love the items you offered. Double happiness in a time of such devastation."
Melanie See's Item was already picked up and covered by another blog!
Dancing Sky Earrings by Seemomster
Black, Grey, Brown Agate Necklace by Nancy's Crystal Fantasi
Ruby and Gold Filled Dangle Earrings

Once again, the Jet team has come  together to show strength in numbers. It is such an honor to be a part of this team. I will be posting a lot more Donation items over the next few weeks.

In the meantime you can always visit and search: "JETTEAM PHILIPPINES" (no quotation marks)

Thank you for visiting and reading.