Dear Asia Pacific Members
Please join the BPW International campaign to raise funds for the Philippine Disaster Fund to bring much needed assistance to our BPW members there. As recovery continues in the Philippines the scale of devastation left by Typhon Haiyan becomes clear.
BPW Ormac has been directly affected by this and yesterday I received word from the Jean Justimbaste, BPW Ormoc President to thank BPW sisters worldwide for beginning this campaign. Jean says that the electricity is getting repaired street by street and thankfully she managed to get the email to us from a co-op facility.
The funds received will go directly towards assisting the members rebuild their lives. We have started to receive funds from our sisters world-wide; Australia, New Zealand, USA and Switzerland but we need more. Every little bit helps to rebuild lives.
Over 300,000 homes have been destroyed, 6,000 lives perished and 6 million survivors are left homeless without food and shelter. The powerful tropical typhon also demolished USD 780million worth of infrastructure and crops, making it hard for survivors to move on with their lives
Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator
& Executive Board Member, BPW International 2011-2014
International Federation of Business and Professional Women
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