In Wake of Typhoon Mangkhut, The Foundation for Philippine Progress, Inc. Calls for Donations

For Immediate Release

September 15, 2018

Reference: Rossella De Leon, Executive Director, 503-995-1030


Portland, OR -- The Foundation for Philippine Progress, Inc., a Portland, OR based non-profit organization, is calling on donations to go directly to relief and rehabilitation efforts immediately following the Typhoon Mangkhut, which hit the northern area of the Philippines, Luzon, in the early morning on Saturday, September 15th.

Set to publicly launch on October 20, the Foundation for Philippine Progress, Inc. is “dedicated to empower and engage communities in programs and projects for the Philippines to secure quality health, education, and basic human rights for every Filipino.”

Super Typhoon Mangkhut has been compared with the deadliest typhoon in the history of the Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan, which killed over 10,000 in 2013. Thousands have evacuated their homes in preparation for the ferocious typhoon. Winds have reached over 200 miles an hour at their height, and initial media have indicated debris flying through the air along with a severe concern for developing mudslides. 14 have been reported killed thus far.  

Rossella De Leon, Executive Director of the Foundation for Philippine Progress, Inc. noted: “This year only marks five years since Typhoon Haiyan, and yet, the worst is happening again. We humbly and earnestly ask generous individuals, organizations, and businesses to rise up around the Philippines and help make the dream of our people come through -- to make a full life for every Filipino.”

To donate:

Donate Online on the Foundation’s Website.

Send checks to Foundation for Philippine Progress, Inc. at 1137 SW Broadway, Portland, OR, 97205

To volunteer or for inquiries:

Email info@philippineprogress.org.

The Foundation for Philippine Progress, Inc. is dedicated to empower and engage communities in programs and projects for the Philippines to secure quality health, education, and basic human rights for every Filipino. To learn more, please visit our website at www.philippineprogress.org.

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