OCU Disaster Management and Relief Drive to Help Typhoon Haiyan Victims

Typhoon Haiyan, a Category-5 storm and one of the most powerful ever recorded, reached the central islands of the Philippines on Friday, November 8th. As many as 10,000 lives may have been lost and hundreds of thousands of survivors lack food, water, shelter and medicine.

Students in the Disaster Management & Relief program are organizing a "donation center" where anyone wishing to provide items needed by the survivors of this disaster, can do so by dropping them off on the second floor of the Maxwell Center across from the cyber cafe. This event began Friday, Nov 15 and will continue through 8:00 AM Friday, Nov 22nd.

All donations will be taken to Matthew 25: Ministries in Cincinnati OH, where they are preparing disaster relief supplies for people affected by this disaster and shipping them out to the Philippines.

Tim Mettey, CEO and Disaster Relief Coordinator of Matthew 25: Ministries commented, “This is a disaster of major proportions. The damage and loss of life is comparable to the Southeast Asia Tsunami in 2004. This will be a long-term relief effort for us. We are working with several partners in the Philippines to get critical aid to the victims as quickly as possible.”

Needed Disaster Relief Donations

Non-Perishable Food

  • PULL TOP canned vegetables, fruits etc.
  • ready to eat dry goods such as nuts, peanut butter, dried fruits, granola and trail mixes, jerkies
  • ready to eat snacks
  • bottled water
  • ready- to-eat meals or MREs, etc.

Personal Care Products

  • antibacterial soap
  • hand sanitizer
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrushes
  • shampoo
  • body wash
  • deodorant
  • lotion, etc.

Cleaning Supplies

  • laundry detergents
  • general cleaner
  • sponges
  • powdered bleach
  • mops
  • scrub brushes
  • buckets
  • rubber gloves, etc.

Paper Products

  • toilet paper
  • paper towels, etc.

Baby and Infant Supplies

  • diapers
  • wipes
  • diaper rash ointment
  • baby wash
  • baby shampoo
  • baby lotion etc.

First-Aid items

  • bandages
  • gauze
  • pads
  • first aid tape
  • antiseptic creams
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • alcohol
  • latex gloves
  • instant cold packs, etc.

If you would like to make a monetary donation to Matthew 25: Ministries

To donate online:
https://npo.networkforgood.org/Donate/Donate.aspx?npoSubscriptionId=7217 )

To donate by check mail to:
Matthew 25: Ministries
11060 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242

To donate by text:
Text CARING to 50555 to make a $10 donation.

Donors who would like to designate their financial gifts for Typhoon Haiyan may do so by writing "Typhoon Haiyan Relief" in the memo line of their check or by typing it in the "in honor of" field of our online giving form. 100% of donated funds designated for Typhoon Haiyan will be used for the purpose intended.

We hope and pray you will consider providing any of these donations to this worthy cause for the need is great.


Image: Jon Warren/World Vision