$8800 collected for survivors

16:00, Jan 28 2014

Thousands of dollars donated on the island will help survivors of a dreadful typhoon in the Philippines.

Resident Margot Kitching has totted up a total of $8800 in small change left in Waiheke-wide World Vision charity collection boxes since she last emptied them in November.

She says the cash is going to the charity for the provision of vital help to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan after it hit the Philippines on November 8.

World Vision says it is one of the strongest storms in recorded history, affecting an estimated 14.4 million people, including 5.5 million children.

Thousands are dead and millions more still need emergency assistance.

World Vision says it is rushing to meet the most urgent needs of food, clean water and emergency shelter for the most vulnerable children and their families.

The storm affected more than 40,000 sponsored children in 20 development project areas where the charity works, including Bohol, which was badly damaged by the earthquake.

See worldvision.org for more information.


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