Red Cross seeking typhoon donations

Last, week, Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the island nation of the Philippines, affecting more than 4 million people, killing at least 2,000 people, and leaving more than 300,000 people homeless.

The impact was so widespread that the Philippine Red Cross began asking its American counterpart for help.

Tracy Kight, the executive director of the Central Georgia chapter, says at this point, any monetary donation will go a long way because donations help get the necessary supplies needed on the ground, like food, water, and medical supplies.

But unlike past disasters, such as the Haitian earthquake and the Oklahoma tornado when she says Central Georgians stepped up to the plate with donation, this time around, the typhoon doesn't seem to be on donors' radars.

"We have not had any donors come forward at this point to designate their gifts to this disaster," Kight says.

She says the situation is the Philippines in urgent, and the money is the most effective way to donate right now.

If you want to donate, you can go online to or call their Macon office at (478) 743-8671. You can also donate in person at their office at 195 Holt Ave.

Make sure you specify "typhoon relief" when you donate so the money goes directly to their international relief fund.

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