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Salvation Army on the scene in the Philippines

Posted November 11, 2013 in Web Exclusives

The devastation of Tycoon Haiyan was quickly addressed by The Salvation Army which has served the Philippines for more than seven decades. There are more than 130 Salvation Army Corps and outposts in the Philippines and Salvation Army personnel were among the first to respond to the unthinkable destruction.

“The Salvation Army is already responding locally to the immediate needs of the survivors on the Island of Leyte and throughout the other Islands devastated by Typhoon Yolanda,” said  Colonel Wayne Maxwell, the Territorial Commander.

Temporary accommodations and assistance with food and other urgent supplies is currently underway.  Arrangements are being made for the  transportation of food, water and medical supplies to Tacloban.”

In addition to this practical support emotional and spiritual counselling are being provided. The effects of this Typhoon will be  felt for months.

Persons wishing to assist in The Salvation Army’s efforts in the Philippines  can make a credit card donation online at or by sending a check designated for “Typhoon Haiyan” to —

Salvation Army World Service Office
International Relief Fund
P.O. Box 418558
Boston, MA 02241-8558

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