Facebook to Help with Typhoon Vinta (Tembin) in Southeast Asia Relief

Typhoon Tembin, known as Typhoon Vinta in the Philippines, has caused widespread damage in the southern part of the country as well as on other Southeast Asian countries. And Facebook has stepped up to help.

We’ve seen people affected by the typhoon help one another across Facebook. And to help amplify these efforts, Facebook is matching up to USD 500,000 in donations made to GlobalGiving in order to support relief efforts. GlobalGiving is a nonprofit organization specializing in grassroots fundraising and works with organizations in nearly every country.

Fundraising tools and tools like Community Help on Facebook was built to help people come together and help one another. There have been a number of stories on Facebook where people helping those in need since Typhoon Vinta (Tembin) made landfall. Stories such as:

  • Eva Pagobo Lloren received clothing she needed after requesting help for 15 people in Community Help
  • Alma Aranas Caday received help after asking for volunteer work in Community Help in Davao City, Philippines.
  • Sweetjoyce Libre Mancilla offered clean water to people in need in Cotabato City, Philippines.
  • Jay Mar Isorena is offering clothing for 20 people in Muntinlupa City, Philippines.

Facebook also waived all fees for donations to nonprofit organizations as of the end of November 2017. This means that 100% of donations will be given in support on relief efforts through GlobalGiving.



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