Lasallians in the Philippines are leading an effort to help people affected by the devastating Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) that swept through the Philippines November 8. While Lasallians there have not reported any significant damage or loss of life, news reports estimate 9.8 million people have been affected, leaving 659,268 displaced and more than 10,000 feared dead.
Lasallian schools and universities in the Philippines, part of the Lasallian East Asia District (LEAD) in the Pacific-Asia Regional Conference (PARC), have come together to create “One La Salle Relief Drive: Yolanda,” an effort they quickly created to collect donations and volunteers for those affected by the recent typhoon. The schools are gathering monetary donations, food, water, clothing, and medicine.
In addition to the local relief efforts, the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools has established a relief fund so Lasallians worldwide can easily make financial contributions. Find out how to donate >
Lasallians around the world are sending donations, including Christian Brothers Conference. Students at La Salle Catholic College Preparatory in Milwaukie, OR, collected $6,000 for relief efforts during a one-day drive. Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY, is another one of the many Lasallian schools that are stepping up to help.
In a recent Facebook post, De La Salle Philippines expressed gratefulness for the words of encouragement, prayers, and pledges of donations they have received. Please keep the typhoon victims in your prayers.