Typhoon Haiyan: How you can help
The Philippines is recovering after Typhoon Haiyan hit the country's islands last week, but there is a tremendous need for aid. We've rounded up some fundraisers around the D.C. area supporting relief efforts. You can also donate directly to the American Red Cross.
- A group will be collecting basic necessities at the Safeway on Anderson Road in Tysons Corner on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They're collecting clothing, shoes, slippers, sleeping bags, tents and linens. Medicine for fever, flu, or cough is also needed. Toys, canned foods and first aid items will also be collected.
- The 7th Day Adventist Church in Oxon Hill will be collecting clothing, blankets and food on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Heist in D.C. is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday night from 8 to 10 p.m. Details here.
- Current in Dupont Circle will accept donations for victims on Nov. 22. They will also be selling wristbands.
- Dirty Martini in Dupont Circle is hosting its annual mixology competition Nov. 18 and will donate 50 percent of ticket sales to victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The $20 ticket includes open bar and food. Get tickets here.
- The Migrant Heritage Commission is planning an all-day fundraiser for Nov. 17 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Silver Spring. The group will provide free medical screenings and legal consultations for immigrants between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- Julia MacInnis, a local photographer, is collecting donations for the American Red Cross. For every $25 you donate, your name will be entered in a raffle to win a free photo session originally priced over $1,000. Details here.