A Message to the Penn Community From President Amy Gutmann Regarding Typhoon Haiyan

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658November 11, 2013

As news emerges of the devastation in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan, our hearts and thoughts are with all of those who have been impacted by this terrible tragedy.

The needs in the Philippines are enormous, and many people on campus have asked how they can help. The organizations listed below have all initiated relief efforts. By clicking on the links, you can read how you may be able to donate or help. These organizations are recommended because they have a long-standing record of success in responding to international crises:

The Penn Phillipine Association (PPA) has chosen to support  Gawad Kalinga,  http://gk-usa.org, a charity which has focused its relief efforts on distributing kitchen, housing, and food supplies to victims in hard-to-reach areas. The organization coordinates with local government and international aid groups in order to bring needed items the “last mile” to the families that other groups can’t yet reach.For more information on student-led relief efforts, contact the Penn Philippine Association or the Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH).

Any students who might be affected by the tragedy are encouraged to contact the following offices for counseling assistance: