While it may have disappeared from the news, the damage wrought by Typhoon Haiyan remains a nightmarish reality for hundreds of thousands of people in the Philippines.
Local MP Justine Elliot recently met with the Tweed Filipino Support Group, who have been raising funds for the Philippine Red Cross relief efforts.
Ms Elliot described the typhoon as ‘one of the worst disasters in recent memory, causing mass destruction, killing thousands and displacing countless others’.
‘The impact of the typhoon has been devastating to the Philippines. They had winds of more than 300km/h and flooding and landslides have left millions of people without food, clean water or permanent shelter.
‘The Tweed Filipino Support Group is appealing to the generous residents of our region to help support and alleviate the suffering of people affected by the typhoon,’ she said.
People able to assist are asked to send donations to: Filipino Support Group (Tweed), PO Box 508, Banora Point 2486.
All funds raised go the Philippine Red Cross.