Resources for Aiding the Philippines and Typhoon Victims

By now, you should be well aware of what’s going on in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda / Haiyan. Long story short, it’s pretty horrible.


If you are looking for friends or family that are from the US:

The Office of Overseas Citizens Services (OCS) is:

Contact Information
Contact OCS if you need help with an emergency or a non-emergency situation affecting Americans abroad:

  • U.S./Canada: Call 1-888-407-4747
  • Abroad: Call 1-202-501-4444
  • Fax: Call 1-202-736-9133
  • Mail: Department of State
    Overseas Citizens Services
    2201 C Street NW
    SA-29, 4th Floor
    Washington DC 20520

Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, except federal holidays.

After-Hours Emergencies
Call 1-202-647-4000 and request to speak with the OCS duty officer.


Other resources for searching for people:

Google has launched a person finder for survivors where family can search for information on a loved one.


Philippine Red Cross is providing a tracking service for family members looking for missing people.


Mobile:  09175328500

Landline:  5170000 loc. 126, 5270867

Twitter:  @philredcross


If you would like to help in some way, small or large, I’m sure it would be most appreciated.

World Food Program: Americans can text the word AID to 27722 to donate $10 or visit to give online.

American Red Cross: – providing medical aid including antibiotics, wound care supplies and pain relievers.

World Vision: – providing food, water and hygiene kits.

Salvation Army:  Americans can text TYPHOON to 80888 to donate $10 or give online at


If you want me to add any other resources, just let me know. It’s not as if this page gets a lot of traffic, but I’ll add it 🙂

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