Friday, November 15, 2013

Journey donates $350K to World Food Programme for relief effort in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan

It's mass devastation in parts of the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan hit recently. In what is no surprise, CNN's Anderson Cooper, who has covered natural disasters and how on-the-ground efforts have gone in the Gulf after Katrina, in Haiti, and now here. AC 360:

  • 3,631: The official death toll, according to the Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
  • 12,487: The number of people wounded.
  • At least 1,179: The number of people missing after the typhoon.
  • 9 million: The number of people affected by the storm.
  • 44: The number of provinces impacted by the typhoon.
  • 55: How many cities in the Philippines are affected by the tragedy.
  • 536: The number of municipalities in the Philippines facing destruction.
  • Nearly 2 million: The number of people displaced after the typhoon and in need of food.

With those stark numbers, Arnel Pineda, the current lead singer of my favorite band Journey, and a native of the country, along with this bandmates are donating $350,000 to the World Food Programme (donate here: "Don't Stop Believin' in the Philippines").

CNN just released the video of Anderson's interview with Arnel and the status of the relief effort so far.

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