We at Livemocha take the word “community” very seriously. It’s because of this that we want to share with our worldwide community – nearly 17 million Livemocha members and followers – an opportunity to help our Filipino friends in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
Livemocha’s members and followers help one another every day to learn a new language and attain their goals. Here is a chance to help those in our community who really need it now.
Our sincerest thanks,
The Livemocha Team
Here’s a note from the Red Cross as to how they are helping and how your help will enable them to continue in their good work:
INFORMATION UPDATE: Red Cross Responds to Typhoon Haiyan
Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 12:00 PM ET
Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, made initial landfall in Eastern Samar, Philippines on November 8, 2013. The storm tracked across the Visayas region, bringing high winds, torrential rain and storm surge, ultimately impacting up to 11.5 million people. Assessments on the full impact of the storm continue as relief efforts are scaling up in the most affected areas. I wanted to send you a brief update on our work as we respond to this devastating typhoon and its aftermath. Please feel free to reach out should you have any questions.
The global Red Cross network is responding to the emergency needs in the Philippines with food, water, and relief supplies, and the American Red Cross is lending people, expertise and equipment to this effort. A team of five disaster specialists from the American Red Cross will deploy Friday to the Philippines to join a 15-person global Red Cross Emergency Response Team to assist with distributing relief supplies to affected communities. In addition, the American Red Cross has committed an initial $6 million in funding which will be used to distribute relief items, repair and rebuild shelters, provide healthcare and ensure access to clean water and sanitation systems.
The American Red Cross is also helping to reconnect families separated by this typhoon and has activated its family tracing services. If people are looking for a missing family member in the Philippines, please remember that many phone lines are down. If people are unable to reach loved ones, contact your local chapter of the American Red Cross to initiate a family tracing care.
The American Red Cross remains in close contact with the Philippine Red Cross, and more help and assistance will be provided in the days ahead.