The thoughts and prayers of the entire Loyola community are with all those who have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
If you would like to make a donation to assist those in need, please visit the donation page for more information.
Catholic Relief Services has committed to provide 100,000 families with shelter, living supplies, and clean water and sanitation. Dr. Carolyn Woo, President of Catholic Relief Services, will be also giving a keynote address at Loyola on November 18. Collections at the Mass following this address will go toward disaster relief efforts.
Additionally, Loyola has been in touch with our colleagues at Ateneo de Davao University, a Jesuit university in the Philippines, who are mobilizing relief efforts and have appealed to us for support. You can make a donation here. (Please note that this does not constitute a gift to Loyola University Chicago.) The Loyola Responds committee also recommends making a gift to the Red Cross to aid survivors.
The Ignation Solidarity Network has launched an excellent website with news and updates about the disaster as well as ways to assist with relief efforts. Also, please see our local relief efforts page for more ways to get involved.
The Loyola Responds committee is working with our students, community, and partners in the regions affected by the typhoon to organize Loyola’s response. Check this site for more updates soon. If you would like to initiate a project to support relief efforts, please contact Lisa Reiter, Director of Campus Ministry.
About Loyola Responds
Loyola Responds is a standing committee composed of individuals from across the University and chaired by the Director of Ministry. This standing committee serves as a coordinating body to assess, plan, and guide Loyola's response to humanitarian crises and disasters.