Mayor Lee Issues Statement To Aid Philippines Typhoon Recovery Efforts

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Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee issued a statement on Friday, November 8 responding to the city’s response to assist in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

“Our hearts go out to all of those who have suffered in the Philippines from possibly the world’s strongest storm. The people of the Philippines are in our thoughts and prayers today and we will continue to support them in the days and months ahead as we learn the true impact caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

San Francisco stands ready to aid in the rebuilding and recovery efforts. The work of rebuilding communities begins immediately, and San Francisco understands how important a sustained, vigorous recovery effort is. Our City stands ready with the Bay Area Filipino-American community to assist today and into the future to help in the rebuilding efforts in the Philippines.”

Mayor Lee is asking residents to donate any funds available to assist those in need in the aftermath of the massive storm. Residents can visit www.sfgivesback.org to get additional information on how to assist those in the Philippines who are assisting with recovery efforts.

He is also asking residents to have an emergency plan in place, complete with disaster supply kits.  San Franciscans are being asked to go to www.72hours.org or contact 311 to learn more on how to prepare for a disaster.

By LaDale Anderson