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.
- World Vision
- Red Cros
- 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.
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 Etsy.com and search: "JETTEAM PHILIPPINES" (no quotation marks)
Thank you for visiting and reading.