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Philippines Typhoon: The Church Responds

Typhoon Haiyan, possibly the strongest storm ever to make landfall, battered parts of the Philippines on Friday, November 8, 2013.

With sustained winds of 195 mph, the category 5 storm cut a swath of devastation across the tip of Cebu and tore through the three large island provinces of Samar, Leyte and Bohol. UMCOR, the relief agency of The United Methodist Church, is working with partners in the Philippines to provide assistance following the typhoon.

United Methodists across the globe are in solidarity with the people in the Philippines and all those affected, offering prayers, support and aid.

Read the latest news about the Church's commitment to long-term recovery efforts. Donate to the cause at UMCOR's website: Disaster Response, International (#982450): Typhoon Haiyan (sub-designation). You can also text the word UMCOR to 80888 to give an immediate $10 donation.*

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A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message and Data Rates may apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. All purchases must be authorized by the account holder. By participating you certify that you are 18 years or older and/or have parental permission. Donations are collected for UMCOR and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. Text STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to 80888 for help.