(KTVI)-It is an international crisis thousands of miles away, but St. Louis is feeling the impact of Typhoon Haiyan and responding in a big way. There are roughly seven thousand Phillipinos in the St. Louis area, and they continue to find more and more of their neighbors rallying around the cause of their homeland.
On Sunday morning, in an effort to help out, all churches in the Archdiocese of St. Louis will be collecting donations to go toward the relief effort. It's part of an international call by the Pope Francis for Catholics to chip in. You can also donate by, send your contribution to:
Archdiocesan Finance Office
Attention: Catholic Relief Services – Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Relief
20 Archbishop May Drive
St. Louis, MO 63119
They are anything but alone however. St. Louis Lutherans from the Synod disaster response team left Lambert Airport on Friday and are on the ground in the disaster area as we speak.
The death toll is expected be well over four thousand from Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest tropical systems ever recorded. Phillipinos here in St. Louis appreciate the help being sent, and are asking everyone to contribute what they can.
If you want to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, here is a list of organizations that are moving relief supplies to people in affected areas.
Just click on the name to find out how to donate.