Philippines Typhoon Relief
Typhoon Mangkhut Relief:
Typhoon Mangkhut was the strongest strongest to make landfall in the Philippines since Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. An estimated 5.7 million people nationwide had been affected by the storm. As of October 5, the NDRRMC estimated that Mangkhut caused 33.9 billion pesos (US$627 million) in damages (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon_Mangkhut).
We Care Act is conducting relief effort to help the victims of Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines.
Once again, we are working with UMAC Express Cargo LLC in Houston to send collected items to the Philippines.
In 2013 & 2014, we worked with Jimmy Ygay from UMAC Cargo and sent over 4100 items to the victims of Typhoon Haiyin.
Items in need:
Clothes (clean and gently used or new): baby’s and children’s clothes, adult clothes, socks, blankets and bedding, slippers/sandals/shoes (smaller size), belts.
Toys and books (clean and gently used or new): Stuffed animals & English books.
Cards and letters: written or made for the youth and children victims and will be sent at a later time
Houston area residents (who could deliver to us easily) may also collect:
Food: dry food (rice, noodles etc.), canned food, microwaveable food, any nonperishable food.
Toiletries: soap bars, regular/travel size shampoos/conditions, toothbrushes/toothpastes etc.
The cost of shipping: $100 per jumbo box ($95 shipping & $5 material)
All donated funds (100%) will be used for shipping and remaining (if any) to help the victims directly. Any amount is greatly appreciated.
Please donate through our website's donation link or make check payable to We Care Act.
General Information About Typhoon Mangkhut in 2018
The world's strongest storm this year, Super Typhoon Mangkhut, blasted the northern coast of the Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain. (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45517803)
Typhoon Mangkhut, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Ompong, was a powerful typhoon that struck the island of Luzon on September 15, 2018. It was the strongest strongest typhoon to make landfall in the Philippines since Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013.
As of September 23, at least 134 fatalities have been attributed to Mangkhut, including 127 in the Philippines, 6 in mainland China, and 1 in Taiwan.
An estimated 5.7 million people nationwide had been affected by the storm. Luzon suffered extensive losses which more than doubled the expected worst-case scenario outline by Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol.
As of October 5, the NDRRMC estimated that Mangkhut caused 33.9 billion pesos (US$627 million) in damages in the Philippines, with assessments continuing.
We Care Act Typhoon Haiyin Relief in 2014 & 2013
The deadly typhoon that swept through the Philippines on November 9th was one of the strongest ever recorded. A United Nations humanitarian official reckons that 9.8 million people have been affected. More than 660,000 have been displaced from their homes and communities, with 10,000 feared dead.
We Care Act worked with Mr. Jimmy Ygay from UMAC Cargo on shipping over 4100 items
send collected items to Cebu island, Philippines. Coastal villages at Cebu Island were directly hit by winds of more than 300 kilometers per hour and left over 20,000 households in shelters.
The items were from all over Houston, Dallas, and North Carolina! We've repacked over 80 boxes including 10 boxes of T-shirts and Polo-shirts from The Waggoners Trucking (http://www.waggonerstrucking.com/) and repacked them and sent through two different shipments: at Thanksgiving time of 2013, and in June 2014.
Mr. Jimmy Ygay from UMAC Cargo picked up jumbo boxes we've repacked each time and shipped them to the Philippines! We were sure the children and adults in the Philippines greatly appreciated the stuffed animals, clothes, shoes, socks, light jackets, blankets, belts, food, and books!