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Typhoon Haiyan Relief Drive Nov. 19-21

Cañada College is organizing a relief drive for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan which ravaged the Philippines on Nov. 8.

According to the Weather Channel, Typhoon Haiyan is the most powerful storm to ever hit landfall. It slammed into the Philippines causing catastrophic damage.

According to the Philippine government, more than 4,000 people were killed by the storm and nearly 1,600 are still missing. The storm has displaced 3 million people and affected 9 million more. The United Nations relief services report an absence of food, water, shelter, and medicine in nearly ever corner of the country.

It's estimated that 4.9 million children have been affected by the storm. That includes 1.5 million children under the age of five who are at severe risk of malnutrition.

The students, faculty, staff, and administration at the college are partnering with the Save the Children Foundation to raise money for direct relief of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 19, volunteers will be manning tables on the campus main quad where they will be sharing information about the effects of the typhoon, details about the Save the Children Foundation, and taking donations. Donations will be collected Nov. 19-21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, contact Joan Rosario Tanaka at (650) 306-3204 or tanakaj@smccc.edu.

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