Why do we think our initiative is important?
On December 11, 2013, the United Nations (UN) released its Typhoon Haiyan Strategic Response Plan (SRP), which agreed to give $791 million to assist 3 million people. Approximately 12.1 million people have been affected by Haiyan and the current relief plan leaves 9 million people unassisted. That is where we come in. While we are a small organization, every effort counts in a time like this when resources and funding are scarce. Yes, the efforts of the UN should to be commended, but we hope to help them reach more people through our initiative because every organization has its limits. Through our collaboration with ABS-CBN, we hope to provide our money earned to those who are not affected by the UN’s current relief plan.
Facts were obtained from United States Agency for International Development (USAID): http://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1866/12.11.13_USAID-DCHATyphoonYolandaHaiyan_FactSheet17.pdf