A central destination for supporting registered charities providing
relief in the region.
TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Activated within hours of Typhoon Haiyan
hitting central Philippines, the CanadaHelps Crisis Relief Centre is a
go-to destination for giving during humanitarian disasters located at: www.crisisreliefcentre.org.
The site provides Canadians a safe, curated list of registered Canadian
Charities -large and small- that are on the ground directly providing
relief. Additional lists include trusted charities supporting relief
through fundraising efforts and long-term aid. Canadians can easily and
securely donate online directly to any of these charitable efforts with
confidence that their funds are going to the right place.
"GlobalMedic has teams in the Philippines running clean water programs.
The situation in the country is dire: over 9 million people are in
need of assistance. Clean drinking water is a primary concern. The
CanadaHelps Crisis Relief Centre brings visibility to our vital work.
Your donations help our team deliver drinking water to those that need
it most," said Andrew Budziak, Emergency Programs Officer, GlobalMedic.
Canadians started donating immediately after first media reports.
Donations to listed charities on November 11, 2013 compared to the week
before Typhoon Haiyan increased almost 5000% and the average donation
size increased 195%. The Government of Canada is also offering a much
needed program, matching Canadian donations to the relief effort.
"In times of such catastrophic crisis Canadians are compelled to help,
but often find it difficult to identify the organizations that are best
positioned to meet urgent humanitarian needs. The CanadaHelps Crisis
Relief Centre simplifies this process," said Marina Glogovac, CEO of
Registered Canadian charities which are actively providing humanitarian
aid in response to Typhoon Haiyan but are not currently listed on the
site should contact CanadaHelps.
CanadaHelps.org allows donors to give safely and securely to any registered Canadian
charity. As a registered charity itself, CanadaHelps has facilitated
over $350 million in donations to Canadian charities online since it
launched in 2000. The mission of CanadaHelps is to engage Canadians in
the charitable sector and provide accessible and affordable online
technology to both donors and charities to promote - and ultimately
increase - charitable giving in Canada.
For further information:
Director of Donor Marketing, CanadaHelps
179 John Street, Suite 403, Toronto, ON, M5T 1X4
Ph: 416-628-6948 ext. 2390, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org