PHILIPPINE TYPHOON RELIEF

by Christian Mower on November 15, 2013

VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS IN THE VALLEY AREA AND WESTERN MAINE ARE CONTRIBUTING TO RELIEF EFFORTS IN THE PHILIPPINES AFTER THE SUPER TYPHOON THERE KILLED AND DISPLACED THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.

KELLY DREW IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF NORTH CONWAY THAT HAS JUST MORE THAN 50 MEMBERS AND IS PART OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL.

HER CLUB TYPICALLY DONATES BETWEEN ONE AND TWO SPECIALLY BUILT SHELTER BOXES EACH YEAR TO THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION – AND DREW SAYS SHE EXPECTS THE SHELTER BOXES MAY BE USED TO PROVIDE RELIEF IN THE PHILIPPINES.

SHE SAYS EACH BOX IS BASICALLY A BIG TENT THAT PROVIDES SHELTER AND EQUIPMENT FOR A FAMILY AND THEY ARE USED HELP ABOUT 50-THOUSAND FAMILIES EVERY YEAR.

PASTOR ANNE ROSER OF THE NATIVITY LUTHERN CHURCH IN NORTH CONWAY SAYS SHE WILL TAKE A SPECIAL OFFERING AT THE SUNDAY SERVICE TO CONTRIBUTE TO TYPHOON RELIEF THROUGH LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF, AN AGENCY AFFILIATED WITH THE CHURCH THAT CONTRIBUTES TO DISASTERS AROUND THE WORLD. A WEBSITE CALLED “CHARITY NAVIGATOR” SAYS THE CHARITY SPENDS 89 PERCENT OF ITS BUDGET ON THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES IT EXISTS TO DELIVER.

ROSER ALSO RECOMMENDS THE WEBSITE AT www.mainecouncilofchurches.org FOR LINKS TO OTHER CHURCH CHARITIES.

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