United Way Worldwide Supports Philippines Reconstruction Effort
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15, 2013
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Take action to
support the communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines by
visiting www.unitedway.org/philippines. This week, United Way Worldwide
activated the United Way Worldwide Disaster Rebuilding Fund, supporting
long-term rebuilding and recovery efforts in the Philippines. Even after
immediate needs, including food and shelter, are met, United Way remains
committed to helping the Philippine communities affected by the typhoon.
Utilizing lessons learned during response efforts for Hurricane Katrina, the
earthquakes in Haiti and the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma, United Way is
helping to facilitate immediate action while assessing community needs,
developing long-term rebuilding and recovery efforts and establishing key
partnership with government and International aid programmes.
The United Way Worldwide Disaster Rebuilding Fund will be directed toward
rebuilding schools, helping displaced workers find new jobs and addressing
mental health and other needs that often do not present themselves until a
year or more after disaster strikes.
As the world's largest privately-funded nonprofit, United Way mobilizes people
and organizations with the passion, expertise and resources to support these
much-needed efforts. Prime examples are companies like The Hershey Company,
Fluor Corporation, and Pitney Bowes Inc. who have already made contributions
to the Fund. The Community Chest of Korea (United Way in South Korea) recently
allocated a gift of $1 million to recovery efforts in the Philippines.
Additionally, leaders from United Way of Southeast Louisiana have stepped
forward and offered advice and resources in a show of network solidarity and
appreciation for the outpouring of support they received in their time of need
after Hurricane Katrina.
Your generosity goes a long way in helping to rebuild the affected
communities. To make a gift, please visit www.unitedway.org/philippines.
About United Way
United Way is a worldwide movement of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways
in 41 countries and territories. It advances the common good by focusing on
education, income and health – the building blocks for a good quality life.
The United Way movement mobilizes millions to action – to give, advocate and
volunteer – to improve conditions in their local community. For more
information about United Way, please visit: UnitedWay.org.
CONTACT: Felipe Benitez, Director of Media and Public Relations
+1 703.836.7112 x546, email@example.com
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