Disaster Response at Give2Asia

Give2Asia partners with individuals, foundations and corporations seeking to help those who are suffering after a disaster. Join us in helping local communities in need while strengthening the long-term ability of these communities to thrive.

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Balance Relief with Recovery

Report Back on Every Project

We support local relief and recovery. The people closest to affected communities often are in the best position to understand the local context, needs and challenges. In addition, empowering people to be part of their own recovery is critical to success. We are committed to long-term engagement. Communities can take months and years to recover what was lost, to restart local economies and to overcome trauma. In addition to relief, we seek out projects that take a longview of what disaster recovery means. We provide transparent reporting on every project. To build a committed pool of donors interested in funding disaster response, Give2Asia seeks out local responders who can account for every dollar committed to the disaster effort. This allows us to go back to donors and show them exactly how they helped.

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“Following the devastating earthquake in Japan in March 2011, we recognized that Give2Asia would be an invaluable partner aligned with our goal of providing support to strategic long-term recovery programs. Give2Asia helped us gain a first-hand understanding of the poor conditions and stress faced by children at a night school in a tsunami ravaged area and connected us with the Katariba Collective School program to help students receive one-on-one tutoring in order to successfully finish their studies. We also funded counseling services to help overcome the trauma caused by the disaster.

Our partnership with Give2Asia has evolved to be a core piece of our philanthropy and disaster relief efforts in the region. Give2Asia’s expertise in the legal nuances of corporate giving in diverse Asian nations, on-the-ground staff and infrastructure are incomparable and has helped make our philanthropic investments more impactful.”

Kerry Sullivan, President, Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Current Give2Asia Disaster Activities

Typhoon Haiyan, known as Yolanda locally, battered the central Philippine islands of Leyte and Samar on November 8, with winds reaching 235 mph – the strongest ever recorded to make landfall. Millions have fled to storm shelters and higher ground. Early estimates put the death toll as high as 10,000 in Leyte province alone with 80% of houses and structures along the typhoon’s path destroyed. Relief operations are underway but are hampered by the destruction. Many regions remain cut off or without power. Give2Asia has opened the Typhoon Yolanda Recovery Fund and is working with its field team to coordinate short-term relief efforts and identify needs for long term recovery. For more information on our response to this disaster, please contact info@give2asia.org. Thank you!

OTHER CURRENT ACTIVITIESView all disasters projects.

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