Sailors’ Society Typhoon Haiyan Relief Appeal

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November 11, 2013

A cargo ship washed ashore is seen four days after super typhoon Haiyan hit Anibong town, Tacloban city, central Philippines November 11, 2013. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Super Typhoon Haiyan (aka Yolanda) devastated the Philippines when it hit on Friday night, 8 November. The scale of the destruction is unbelievable – around 10,000 dead and hundreds of thousands more left without water, food or shelter.

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A huge percentage of the world’s seafarers are from the Philippines. Now more than ever we need the industry’s help.

Imagine being thousands of miles away when the storm hit. Imagine not knowing if your wife, your husband, your children or your parents made it out alive. A huge majority of the world’s seafarers are Filipino, and had to face this nightmare. Stuck in foreign lands without communication facilities, many are still waiting to find out whether they will have a family and a home to go back to.

Sailors’ Society chaplains are already on the ground helping to connect Filipino seafarers to their loved ones back at home.

Donate today to help Sailors’ Society provide vital contact between seafarers and their families.

Donate today so that none of them suffer the anguish of not knowing whether their loved ones made it out alive.

Donate today so we can help these people rebuild their lives.

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About Sailors’ Society 

imagingThe Sailors’ Society exists to enrich and enhance the wellbeing of the world’s 1.5 million seafarers. We aim to replace isolation with belonging by offering them practical help, emotional & spiritual support, financial assistance and family liaison through our Port Chaplains and Seafarers’ Centres. Charity Registration No. 237778.

 

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