SANTA ANA, Calif. November 12, 2013 — The Red Cross of Orange County is partnering with ABC 7 on Wednesday, November 13th to raise funds for much needed essentials for the thousands of individuals and families displaced by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
The donation drive begins Wednesday morning at 4:30AM and continues until 6:30PM. Red Cross volunteers and personalities from ABC7 Eyewitness News will be at the Honda Center in parking lot 4 throughout the day collecting cash, checks and credit card donations. To access the Honda Center, please enter through Gate 3 on Douglass.
Checks should be made payable to the American Red Cross with Philippines Typhoon and Flood Relief on the memo line. In addition to the one day drive, donations can be made online at www.redcross.org, by calling 1-800-REDCROSS or mailed to the following address.
American Red Cross of Orange County, 601 North Golden Circle Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92705
The Red Cross has activated its family tracing services. If you are looking for a missing family member in the Philippines, please remember that many phones lines are down and communication is very challenging right now. Please continue trying to reach your loved ones, however, if you are unable to reach them, email the Red Cross at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your local Red Cross office to initiate a tracing case.
If you would like to help the victims of countless crises around the world each year, you can make a financial gift to American Red Cross International Services by going to redcross.org or call 1-800-REDCROSS. Your donation will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.
The Red Cross is in close contact with the Philippine Red Cross and will continue to provide more help and assistance in the days ahead.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.