The Philippines: Typhoons, Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruption

The United Church is accepting donations to help Mission & Service partners respond to consecutive disasters in the Philippines.
A family evacuates to safer grounds as the Taal volcano erupts
A family evacuates to safer grounds as the Taal volcano erupts in the southern Philippines on January 13, 2020.
Credit: 
AP Photo/Aaron Favila

Since late 2019, the Philippines have been ravaged by a series of intense natural disasters. Two earthquakes, two typhoons, and a major volcanic eruption have had devastating impacts on over 6 million people. With countless lives lost and homes destroyed, as well as major disruptions to people’s livelihoods, the Philippine government’s ability to respond is stretched. Help may not be reaching people and communities in a timely manner.

Logo: ACT AllianceIn the midst of this, United Church Mission & Service partners the National Council of Churches in the Philippines and ACT Alliance are responding to the disasters by providing food, hygiene kits, medical supplies, shelter materials, blankets, tents and psycho-social support. United Church donations will assist this life-saving work.

Donate Now

Online via our secure donation page. Select "The Philippines: Typhoons, Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruption" from the drop-down.

Phone: 416-231-5931 or toll-free 1-800-268-3781 ext. 2738 and use your Visa or MasterCard.

Send a cheque, money order, or Visa or MasterCard information with donation amount to:

The United Church of Canada
Philanthropy Unit - Emergency Response
3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4

Please be sure to note "Emergency Response—Philippines" on the face of your cheque.

Note: As part of the United Church's Emergency Response Fund, 100% of your donation goes directly to emergency relief with 85% of your donation responding to this designated emergency and 15% responding to future emergencies that do not receive intense media coverage. Donations to Mission & Service enable the United Church to cover all of the costs of emergency response work without deducting any fees from your donation.

Please include the people of the Philippines in your prayers. If you are able, please be generous with your support as many in the Philippines are recovering from several disasters: the eruption of the Taal Volcano; the magnitude 6.6 earthquake that struck in fall 2019; and the devastation of Typhoon Phanfone (known locally as Typhoon Ursula, it left 50 dead and nearly 85,000 displaced). Additionally, many continue to suffer the effects of the climate disasters that have recently impacted the region.