Typhoon Haiyan hit the coastal provinces of Leyte and Samar in the Philippines on Friday. It was one of the most powerful storms ever recorded on land and according to the UN it has left more than 11 million people in need of vital goods and services.
There is of course an urgent need to get aid out now, to help with the immediate aftermath of the storm and we are working hard with other organisations to coordinate our efforts. But the need doesn’t stop there, the devastation is such that support will be needed for a long time ahead and our commitment is ongoing, both for the Philippines and other places in the world where disaster strikes, or there is desperate need.
So, what do we need?
- Clothing in good condition (if you wouldn’t give it to your children please don’t send it). As the need will be long term this can be summer or winter clothing
- Dried food, such as rice, pasta, flour or vegetable oil
- Donations to cover transport costs
Can you spare some time to help sort and pack the aid at our Longton warehouse?
A day, a half day or even a couple of hours would be a great help
please contact the office or ring 01772 611 000 for further information
Cash donations can be made at our head office or any of our shops, but please make sure they are marked as being for the Philippines relief programme. Cheques can be sent to our head office at Longton Business Park payable to “International Aid Trust”, or you can make a direct payment into our bank:
Royal Bank of Scotland
Sort code: 16-28-16
Account No.: 10075885
Account name: International Aid Trust
If you are a UK taxpayer please consider completing a gift aid form (available from our shops or office) as this enables us to reclaim 25p in the pound from the government at no cost to you.
100% of all monetary donations received will go those in need, not one penny will be used for administration costs!
Donations of goods can be taken to:
The main International Aid Trust warehouse at
Longton Business Park, Station Road, Much Hoole PR4 5LE it is open
Monday – Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm