How You Can Help


By contributing to Cornell Filipino Association‘s monetary collection for Oxfam America, you can help show the Cornell community’s solidarity with the typhoon victims.  Please make checks payable to “Cornell Filipino Association”.  Checks can be given to any members of the Executive Board, or mailed to the Cornell Filipino Association, 222 Eddy St. Apt. 1, Ithaca, NY 14850.


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people survive and rebuild their lives.

Doctors Without Borders works in nearly 70 countries providing medical aid to those most in need regardless of their race, religion, or political affiliation. It is always involved in disaster situations requiring crucial medical care.

The International Committee of the Red Cross works worldwide to provide humanitarian help for people affected by conflict and armed violence and to promote the laws that protect victims of war. It also provides assistance during natural disasters, including helping families to reconnect.

The International Medical Corps’ Emergency Response Fund is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Save The Children supports children and families around the world affected by disaster.

The United Nations’ Childrens’ Fund (UNICEF) is rushing relief supplies to the region, and says up to four million children could be affected by the disaster.

Mercy Corps deploys emergency responders and works with partners on the ground to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of survivors.

The National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership based organization that serves as the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle—preparation, response and recovery —to help disaster survivors and their communities.

Oxfam America is a global organization that delivers emergency services such as clean water, sanitation, and shelter to disaster victims.

World Food Programme is the food aid arm of the United Nations system. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters, and helping communities rebuild their lives.

Before you donate your time or money, please be aware that there are always scammers looking to profit from disasters. If you are thinking of giving money, check credentials at Charity Navigator, which evaluates the financial health and efficiency of more than 5,500 organizations.

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