Bringing the power back on after Typhoon Haiyan
NRECA has launched a fund raising campaign to restore power
in areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The damage has been
catastrophic and restoring electric power can help save lives.
The Leyte and Cebu regions have been hit the hardest, leaving the population without power, safe drinking water, food, or shelter. All power lines in the city of Tacloban were leveled. There are 119 electric cooperatives in this nation, and at least 30 have been affected. These co-ops will need poles, conductor, insulators, transformers and financial assistance to get back on their feet. The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has mobilized more than 250 linemen from cooperatives throughout the archipelago to contribute to restoration and recovery efforts.
The effort to bring safe and reliable electricity back will take time—any and all of your donations will be used for this effort.
NRECA International is collaborating with NEA to assess material and equipment needs, to evaluate restoration of service and recovery costs and to mobilize resources. The collaborative effort will focus on both short- and long-term challenges to restore power and to rebuild the transmission and distribution infrastructure. From past experience, we know electric service is critical to provide light and power for medical facilities, refugee camps, to power communication facilities, to pump and purify water, and to provide lights for temporary shelter. Working in close coordination with NEA colleagues we will identify the critical needs and help our local co-op partners start to rebuild.
NRECA is taking concrete steps to help the communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. We ask that you donate funds now, and join us in our commitment to help the government of the Philippines bring the power back on, and to help the local electric co-ops begin the process of rebuilding.
All your donations are tax deductible, NRECA International Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
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