Desperately-needed food, water, clothing and other supplies are being rushed to Typhoon Haiyan survivors in the Philippines. But as weeks turn into months, perhaps what the hundreds of thousands left homeless will need most is hope.
Superstorm Sandy survivors are uniquely positioned to give that hope, since they understand what it is like to see your community devastated in the blink of an eye. By writing a simple letter sharing concern and encouragement and mailing it to “Rebirth for the Philippines,” schools, churches, scout troops and other organizations as well as individuals can let the Filipino people know they are not forgotten. Children who can’t write can draw pictures. What is important is to do something to brighten the lives of the survivors and reassure them that they are not alone.
Our goal is to collect a card or letter for every man, woman and child impacted by the typhoon. Letters can be mailed to:
41 Park Row, Room 312
New York, NY 10038
All letters will be shipped to the Philippines and distributed to Haiyan survivors. Please do not enclose cash or checks.
Thank you for sharing your unique perspective with another disaster survivor!
For more information, contact:
Kathleen Koch, Project Rebirth Advisor for Disaster Preparedness & Recovery
Project Rebirth is a licensed 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded after 9/11 to help individuals and communities prepare for and overcome the trauma and tragedy caused by disasters.