Executive Director Katherina Rosqueta said the Center was able to speak to the Red Cross and Gawad Kalinga, another aid organization, soon after the typhoon hit. This allowed them to identify the organizations’ needs early on and to tailor Penn’s relief efforts.
Three days after Haiyan hit, the Center was able to create a guide to effective aid giving, “Philippines Typhoon: How Can I Help?”
The guide offers several tips, including “Give money, not items” and “Give to organizations with on-the-ground networks.”
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