FOLLOWING the devastating effect of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Celtic FC Foundation are making a donation of £10,000 to the worldwide appeal for help.
The donation will be split with £5,000 going to SCIAF for their appeal and the other £5,000 going to Concern Worldwide who sit as part of the Disasters Emergency Committee.
It is feared that the death toll may exceed the estimated 10,000 following the country being hit by Typhoon Haiyan and around 4.3million survivors are in need of immediate aid.
Some areas are completely cut off and there is urgent need of drinking water, food and preventative sanitation due to the extensive damage to local water networks and food sources
No fewer than 38 cities, 215 municipalities, 37 provinces and nine regions are under a declared state of emergency.
Support is urgently needed to help families affected by this devastating typhoon.
We recognise there is an urgent need for food and clothing and many other things in the area and examples of how money can help in this crisis are:.
*��������� £500 could pay for water purification tablets for 200 families for a month.
*��������� £1,000 could provide 10 families with food for a whole month.
*��������� £5,000 could provide emergency shelter and bedding for 50 families.
Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell commented:
“We have all looked in horror as events have unfolded in recent days in the Phillipines and we can only imagine what thousands of individuals and families are going through just now.�� Celtic was formed to help people in real need and today through Celtic FC Foundation the Club does more than ever to help worthy causes, tackling poverty and inequality and doing what we can to aid those in crisis.
“While we understand the scale of the problem is huge, we hope this donation will alleviate for some at least the strain and difficulty they are currently experiencing.�� We send this donation with the blessing of all our fans who I am sure will be right behind this move by the Club.”
Rose Caldwell, Executive Director, Concern Worldwide UK said: “Concern Worldwide is delighted that Celtic FC Foundation has decided to support our emergency response to the devastating situation in The Philippines.
“People are struggling to survive in desperate conditions, this donation will be used to provide vital supplies such as food, clean water and emergency shelter and will make a significant difference to the lives of those who are struggling to survive.”
Lorraine Currie, SCIAF’s Head of International Programmes added: “This is a major disaster which will require a huge humanitarian response over a prolonged period.
“Work is already underway to get emergency supplies to the survivors of this devastating storm. SCIAF is working through our sister agencies on the ground to get aid to people as quickly as we can.
“We’re really grateful for this generous donation of £5,000 from Celtic FC Foundation which will help to provide clean water, food, temporary shelters, hygiene kits and medicines.
“I would urge everyone to give whatever they can to support the people in the Philippines as they try to survive over the coming days and recover in the longer term.”
The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Celtic Football Club are with the Philippines at this sad time.
To donate to SCIAF’s emergency appeal, click HERE
To donate to Concern Worldwide’s typhoon appeal, click HERE