RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is urging Virginians to help storm victims in the Philippines recover from Typhoon Haiyan. The storm, which killed thousands of people, left millions more in need.
“The people of the Philippines need our help in the wake of this horrific typhoon. As we watch the saddening news reports come in, I know many are wondering how to help the millions who are suffering. Today I’m encouraging my fellow Virginians to donate funds to the Philippine Red Cross, the American Red Cross, or UNICEF so those three organizations can continue providing the food, medicine, and relief that is so desperately needed in the region," Governor McDonnell said in a statement. "Virginia is home to a large Filipino-American population that has done so much to contribute to the prosperity and greatness of our Commonwealth. Now, the people of the Philippines need our help as they recover from deadly and tragic Typhoon Haiyan."
Here are links to the organizations the governor mentioned: