Fund Launched to Support People Impacted by Typhoons Goni & Vamco in Philippines

OTTAWA | November 18, 2020

The Canadian Red Cross has launched the Philippines Typhoons Goni and Vamco Fund to help provide critical humanitarian aid after the typhoons tore through communities in the Philippines, impacting more than three million people.
 
On November 1, Typhoon Goni, classified as a super typhoon, crossed the island of Catanduanes and the main island of Luzon causing flash flooding and landslides, as well as extensive damage to buildings, roads, farmlands and power supplies.
 
Only ten days later, Typhoon Vamco made its way across Metro Manila and Luzon, devastating many of the communities already impacted by the super typhoon. Typhoon Vamco triggered mass floods, submerging hundreds of thousands of homes, worsening the already dire situation.
 
The Red Cross is working to coordinate emergency relief and recovery efforts following the impacts of Typhoons Goni and Vamco. Money raised will enable the Red Cross to provide critical support in the areas of relief, health, shelter, and recovery in and around the impacted areas. These activities and the impacted areas may evolve based on emerging needs or subsequent disasters, including other typhoons.
 
Canadians wishing to make a donation to the Philippines Typhoons Goni and Vamco Fund can do so online at redcross.ca or by calling 1-800-418-1111.
 
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
@RedCrossCanada | facebook.com/CanadianRedCross | redcross.ca/blog 
Red Cross donor inquiries: WeCare@redcross.ca or 1-800-418-1111
 
 
About the Canadian Red Cross
Here in Canada and overseas, the Red Cross stands ready to help people before, during and after a disaster. As a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – which is made up of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and 192 national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies – the Canadian Red Cross is dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and throughout the world.
 
MEDIA CONTACTS
English Media: 1-877-599-9602
French Media: 1-888-418-9111