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:
- World Vision
- Red Cross
- Doctors Without Border
- Lutheran World Relief: Home page has a link for Phlippines Disaster Relief
- Southern Baptist Convention International Mission Board: Providing food, clean water, and building materials.
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.
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