Jack is donating $10,000 to four organizations working hard to provide food, water, medicine and on-the-ground support for relief and recovery efforts in the Philippines, where millions of people have been impacted. Jack is encouraging fans to support relief efforts in any way they can.
- GlobalGiving – Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund will help first responders meet immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, and shelter. Once initial relief work is complete, this fund will support longer-term efforts run by local organizations.
- Waves For Water – Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief is initially focused on providing clean water and 200 water filtration systems, then will expand into longer term solutions such as rain-water harvesting systems at schools and medical clinics.
- U.S. Fund for UNICEF – Emergency Response in Philippines is mobilizing resources in the Philippines to reach children immediately. Staff are delivering aid and airlifting water purification tablets, medical kits, nutrition supplements and other essential goods.
- Direct Relief International – Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Response is airlifting medical shipments for health facilities critically-low on supplies such as antibiotics and medications and will send on-the-ground staff to further assess health needs.
Manila native and Journey lead singer Arnel Pineda has announced that he, Journey and their team – promoter Live Nation Entertainment; Creative Artists Agency (CAA); and Manager John Baruck – are donating more than $350,000 USD to provide emergency food relief to people impacted by the recent super typhoon in the Philippines. These initial funds will help the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provide Filipinos in urgent need of food assistance with more than 1.4 million meals.
“Don’t stop believing, help is on the way for the people of the Philippines,” said Arnel Pineda, who is leading the efforts to mobilize the coalition of partners. Pineda, based in Manila, plans to meet with World Food Programme’s Executive Director Ertharin Cousin Saturday at WFP’s Philippines headquarters in Manila to announce the donation.
The largest storm to ever make landfall, Super Typhoon Haiyan caused catastrophic damage, with more than 615,000 people displaced. When disaster strikes and hours can mean the difference between life and death, the UN World Food Programme is among the first on the ground to provide life-saving assistance.
Journey is calling on fans to join them and make urgent donations to support life-saving food relief for millions of Filipinos. Donations can be made at www.wfpusa.org/journey or by texting the word AID to 27722 to instantly donate $10.
WFP’s efforts will ensure that 2.5 million people receive food, logistics and emergency telecommunications over the next six months. More than 170,000 people have received WFP rice rations to date, as part of family food packs from WFP handed out by the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Aid is also beginning to reach more remote locations, with distributions of High Energy Biscuits made in 20 communities on Friday. Life-saving HEBs are used in emergencies because they are nutritious, light to transport and need no cooking.
“We’re honored to have Journey’s support and Arnel Pineda’s leadership on this incredible donation for WFP’s emergency relief in the Philippines,” said Hunter Biden, Board Chair of World Food Program USA. “Their support is going to make a real difference for so many Filipino children and families in need.”
WFP crosses the world’s toughest terrain to get food to the people who need it most, no matter what it takes. As the largest humanitarian organization in the world, WFP feeds more than 97 million people in 80 countries last year. Funded entirely by voluntary donations, WFP counts on ongoing support to be able to provide food where and when it is needed most.