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Better Business Bureau: Giving Wisely

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Typhoon Haiyan has impacted 9.5 million people across the Philippines -- and displaced at least 600,000. Survivors are in desperate need of clean drinking water and food. The organizations listed below are deploying urgent relief efforts on the islands.

The following 26 organizations are BBB Accredited Charities (i.e., meet all 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability) that have announced on their website that they are accepting donations for typhoon relief activities. Donors are encouraged to visit the charities' websites to find out more about the nature of the assistance they are providing. Some are engaged in immediate relief while others are focused on longer term recovery efforts. This list does not include all of the charities involved in typhoon relief. Visit give.org if the organization you are considering is not on this list.

Adventist Development and Relief Agency International AmeriCares Foundation American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee American Red Cross Catholic Relief Services ChildFund International Children International Direct Relief International Episcopal Relief and Development Feed The Children GlobalGIving Foundation Habitat for Humanity International Heifer International

International Aid
International Medical Corps
Lutheran World Relief
MAP International
Mercy Corps
Operation USA
Oxfam America
Plan International USA
Save the Children Federation
The Salvation Army
United States Fund for UNICEF
World Food Program USA
World Vision

About BBB Wise Giving Alliance: BBB Wise Giving Alliance produces reports on over 1,300 nationally soliciting charitable organizations. BBB Wise Giving Alliance does not rank charities but rather seeks to assist donors in making informed judgments by providing objective evaluations of national charities based on 20 strict standards. The outcomes of the evaluations are available online at www.give.org BBB Wise Giving Alliance is an affiliate of the Council of Better Business Bureaus.

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BBB Serving Western Michigan | 2627 East Beltline Ave SE, Ste 320 | Grand Rapids | MI | 49546

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