Our Social Justice Fund donates $10,000 to Philippines typhoon relief

The Agriculture Union Social Justice Fund is making a $10,000 contribution to the massive relief effort now underway following the devastating typhoon that struck the Philippines with incredible force on November 8.

The donation, which was moved by the National Executive, is being made to Oxfam Canada. As the federal government has pledged to match private contributions dollar-for-dollar, the impact of our donation will be doubled.

Typhoon Haiyan is thought to be the most massive tropical storm ever to reach landfall. Several thousand persons have perished and hundreds of thousands more have been left injured or homeless.

It is difficult for most Canadians to contemplate both the scale of this disaster and the scope of human need – clothing, food, water, shelter, sanitation, and security are all desperately required. The Social Justice Fund’s donation will go towards meeting these urgent requirements

Members wishing to make their own contributions to Philippines typhoon relief can do so at either Oxfam Canada or at Oxfam Quebec.