Relief and recovery for the Philippines is in full effect after Typhoon Haiyan left the country and its citizens in utter devastation earlier this week. There are more than 4,400 confirmed dead and 500,000 survivors who are running out of supplies fast. There are endless ways to help. You can donate to the Philippine Red Cross, who is providing a family-tracking service for those looking for missing family members, or to Habitat for Humanity, Catholic Relief Services, Direct Relief or Médecins Sans Frontières. You can also give to Paper contributor Jessica Suarez's fundraiser for Oxfam, who has emergency responders on the ground. There are also benefits happening around town this weekend and in the coming days. If you have listings for benefits/fundraisers you'd like us to post, just email firstname.lastname@example.org. See below for all the opportunities you can show support around NYC this weekend and in the coming days.
Paper contributor and lovely Filipino Jessica Suarez is accepting donations for OxFam. She is trying to raise $2,000 by Thanksgiving. Help her go way beyond her goal here.
At Smorgasburg this weekend, Lumpia Shack's owner Neil Syham will be collecting non-perishable goods, clothing, hygiene kits, blankets, and monetary donations for typhoon relief in the Philippines. Syham says he'll be personally delivering the donations to a drop off site in Woodside, NY. Both the Williamsburg and Pier 5 Smorgasburg locations will be accepting donations this weekend. [via EaterWire]
The Filipino American Museum is holding a fundraiser for typhoon relief efforts on November 21st at Galapagos. More info on the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns website.
The Fashion For Relief: Clothing Sale to Help the Philippines Rebuild is being held at the Philippine Consulate General tomorrow from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The sale will feature "styles from Diane von Furstenberg and other style icons, refreshments, DJ sets, and more." All proceeds raised will go directly to relief support.
Ditmas Park's Purple Yam is having a fundraising Sunday brunch on the 17th and 24th. Meals are fixed at $40 and all funds raised will be donated to relief efforts.
NextDayBetter, an organization that holds talks and events promoting Filipino entrepreneurship, is hosting a disaster-relief hackathon on the Lower East Side this weekend. More info here. [Via BedfordandBowery]
Cocktail den Randolph Brooklyn is holding a fundraiser on Thursday night with a suggested donation of $20 at the door going to benefiting Filipinos suffering from post-disaster trauma and violence. DJ sets by Mark Holcomb and Steven Rojas. Canned food, clothes and bedding donations will also be accepted and donated to the Philippine Red Cross.
There's a fundraising happy hour at Professor Thom's next Friday, November 24th. All proceeds raised will be donated to Unicef's hurricane relief work. More info here. [Via BedfordandBowery]