Immediately after the onslaught of super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Tzu Chi volunteers in Kota Tinggi started their donation drive. They went into every street to collect donations, well-wishes and compassion from the public for the typhoon victims.
Typhoon Haiyan, which made landfall on central Philippines on November 8, 2013, had caused great devastation to the land and claimed thousands of lives. Tzu Chi Kuala Lumpur & Selangor held a fundraising campaign from November 12 to 24, and received RM50,000/- from the Selangor Government.
There was an aura of peacefulness and kindness at the Padang Jawa's PPR Flats on the night of November 18, 2013. That night, Tzu Chi volunteers were there to raise funds for Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines, with help from the resident volunteers. The response was overwhelming.
Survey teams of Tzu Chi Foundation have continued visiting the worst-hit areas in Leyte on November 15 to assess the extent of damage and identify the kind of help that can be offered the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
On November 13th, after travelling by boat for 2 ½ hours from Cebu, a Tzu Chi Medical and Disaster Relief Team, comprising 5 Malaysian volunteers, 40 Filipino volunteers, TIMA members and Taiwan's Da Ai TV crew, arrived at Ormoc town to start their on-site visit and first phase of assessment, besides providing care and support. They also brought along with them 1,500 packages of items meant for subsistence and living purposes.
Tzu Chi activated a worldwide fundraising for Filipino victims hit by Typhoon Haiyan. As Malaysia is a neighboring country, Tzu Chi Malaysia immediately initiated the "Shower your love to Philippines' victims" campaign nationwide to gather everyone to do good deeds.
The Philippines was devastated by the most powerful typhoon on record recently. Tzu Chi Melaka began its relief effort by launching a fundraising campaign, hoping to bring love and care to the victims as soon as possible.
The Tzu Chi Foundation has begun relief effort for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan which devastated the Philippines. Packing wind speeds of up to 315 kilometers an hour, the typhoon was the most deadly ever to hit the country. Worst hit were the provinces of Leyte and Samar. It was estimated a death toll over 2000. The need for relief goods is enormous.
The Tzu Chi Foundation is preparing relief effort for the victims of Haiyan, the most devastating typhoon ever to hit the Philippines. It killed more than 10,000 people. Worst hit were the cities of Tacloban and Ormoc in Leyte province and Guiua island in Samar province.