On Anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, Newly Created Climate Relief Fund Launches Campaign to Support Ongoing Recovery in Philippines

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November 7, 2014                        

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On Anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, Newly Created Climate Relief Fund Launches Campaign to Support Ongoing Recovery in Philippines

New fund supports victims of climate disasters and raise awareness about climate fueled extreme weather     

Online: https://act.climaterelief.org/donate/donate_haiyan/

Berkeley, CA - To commemorate the one year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan (called Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines), the newly launched Climate Relief Fund is leading a fundraising campaign to support ongoing rebuilding in the Philippines. 100% of funds will go to a Philippines-based relief partner -- the Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC) -- which has a long track record of providing relief and recovery to victims of Haiyan and other disasters in the Philippines.

“On the anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, it’s important to reflect on how climate change is already impacting communities around the world, and to remember that our first responsibility is to help those on the front lines” said Climate Relief Fund director Camron Assadi.

The Climate Relief Fund is a new effort that emerged in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Typhoon Haiyan, and other recent extreme weather events. It works with partner organizations to raise money for victims of superstorms, wildfires, droughts, and other extreme weather events that science shows are being exacerbated by climate change. 100% of donations to the Climate Relief Fund are given to local relief partners, who provide both immediate relief and long term recovery.

“Even one year after Yolanda, more than 20,000 people are still living in tent cities. Long term rebuilding will take years. We’re grateful for the support of the Climate Relief Fund, which will help us rebuild houses, restore water systems, and help some of the most underserved communities get back on their feet,” said Suyin Jamoralin, Executive Director of the Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC), the recipient of the funds from this campaign.   

Online donations are being accepted at this address: https://act.climaterelief.org/donate/donate_haiyan/

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The Climate Relief Fund gives 100% of donations to local organizations while also helping the public understand the urgency and immediacy of climate change.

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