SEIU Local 1991 stands with all of our members in extending our thoughts and prayers to the families affected by the devastation in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.
We are in contact with the Nurse Alliance of SEIU, and the SEIU Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Caucus leadership in regards to coordinating an effective relief response on behalf of our Filipino members across our union.
We will share more information about these efforts as it becomes available.
In the meantime, there are many ways you can help.
SEIU International has a site with news about our efforts. Click here.
Also, if you have ideas on how we can help, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEIU-UHW has identified the following organizations doing on the ground rescue and relief work with survivors of typhoon Haiyan.
Active Citizenship Foundation, Inc. ACF’s main focus is to assist marginalized communities and sectors in the Philippines, especially the poorest of the poor, through promoting popular participation, ensuring peaceful and democratic politics, empowering local communities, youth outreach, mobilizing women, responding to urgent community needs, and building a green future.
Feed The Hungry Feed The Hungry’s mission is to uplift the spirit and well-being of the poorest of the poor, the abused and the desolate through feeding, community and economic development, gift giving, educational scholarships and classroom building, and calamity relief and emergency medical assistance programs.
Bulig Tacloban (Help Tacloban) A non-profit, non-political alliance of “Taclobanons” (locals from the hard-hit areas) who aim to provide relief and goods distribution in hard-to-reach communities.
UNICEF The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to save and improve children’s lives by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more.
If you are still waiting to hear from missing family or loved ones who were in the path of Typhoon Haiyan, you can use this missing persons database to find information on their safety: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/334739/news/nation/database-yolanda-missing-persons-inquiries