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.



SendingLoveGallery said...

Thanks for getting the word out - these people need our help.

Urban Pearl Studio said...

Norah, this is a great launch for the fundraising campaign. Thank you for all you do for this team and thanks to the teammies that are participating. Fingers we double or triple our goal!

Gloria Flynn said...
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Gloria Flynn said...

Thanks so much for your hard work getting this organized and posting about it! It's hard to imagine the magnitude of the devastation that's affecting 13 million people! Good luck raising not only your goal, but even more!

Nancys Crystal Fantasies Jewelry said...

Thank you, Norah, for taking the time to write this blog and encourage much-needed giving for this cause that is so worthy. Hopefully more people will realize that they can contribute to a great need and get a nice piece of jewelry in return.

Gemstones on My Mind said...

Fantastic Norah, You have said it so well!

Donna Arena said...

The sheer number of people in crisis and in need of so many basic necessities is quite overwhelming to even fathom!
I'm so proud to belong to a team that recognizes the need and is willing to do what they can to help. Norah thanks so much for organizing this team effort and also of course to all the JET's who are donating to this cause! JETS ROC/<!!!

Michele said...

Great way to help so many in need!!

cooljewelrydesign said...

It simply boggles the mind to imagine that those statistics are indeed a reality.

Kudos to the Jet Team who always find the time and energy to make donations happen. And to think the purchase of a piece of jewelry will bring you pleasure and maybe bring a meal to someone in need ...... doesn't get any better. THANK YOU, Norah! xxoo

Your Daily Jewels - Norah Downey said...

Jets Rock! I know I say it all the time, but this team continues to be a daily source of strength, support, information and fun for its members; and steps up to help a stranger whenever it sees the need. I am proud to be a member. Thank you Jets!

Tracy said...

This team is truly amazing!

TheBrassHussy said...

Way to go Jets! I'm proud to be a member of this team and hope that we raise lots of funds!