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Join the disaster relief effort in the Philippines!

Soroptimist International Clubs from around the world are joining the disaster relief effort in the Philippines following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. Please direct all your donations to the following account, specifying "Philippines":

UBS, CH – 2001 Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Beneficiary: Soroptimist International of Europe

IBAN: CH30 0029 0290 IN10 5239 0

(Photo credit: REUTERS/Erik De Castro)

SIE President Ulla Madsen sent the following message to Cheri Fleming, President of Soroptimist International of the Americas, to which the Philippines SI clubs are affiliated:

Soroptimists from all over the world have been following the developments in the Philippines after the devastating typhoon with horror and frustration, because it is so difficult to know how we can truly help the victims in the face of such an enormous natural disaster. As we all have seen, not even the highly experienced aid organisations arriving from all over the world are able to get to the areas most affected! 

Many of our SIE Unions, clubs and members have indicated their willingness to participate in some form of disaster relief. So, please rest assured that our Federation will do its utmost to support any efforts that SIA plans to organise. 

Of course, we all realise the enormity of the situation so we will wait until you and our Soroptimists in the Philippines have decided how you want to proceed. Until then, please know that our thoughts are with you and the clubs and Soroptimists in the Philippines.  

In Soroptimist friendship,

Ulla Madsen

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