Invitation: Disaster in the Philippines- Conference Call on Relief and Recovery Efforts 10/19/09

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Give2Asia is hosting a teleconference to brief donors, advisors and friends about relief and recovery needs and effective philanthropic strategies in response to the disaster in the Philippines on Monday, October 19, 2009 at 8:30 am PST/11:30 am EST.  The call will be moderated by Mr. Joe Lumarda, Trustee of Give2Asia and SVP, Capital Group Companies.

Based in Manila, Dr. Steven Rood, Philippines Country Representative at The Asia Foundation, is monitoring first hand the destruction caused by Typhoon Ketsana, and the heavy rains brought by Typhoon Parma.  He will describe the destruction, immediate responses, on-going needs and what it will take to rebuild the lives of those affected by the disaster.

Ms.Gillian Yeoh, Program Officer at Give2Asia will reflect on lessons learned from past disasters in Asia. She will also share how our partners on-the-ground are responding to the relief and recovery work.

Call details:

US callers: 1-800-920-7487 International callers: 1-404-920-1710Participant code 16764888#RSVPs to  are encouraged but not required.  For friends unable to join the call, information on how to access a free recording will be available on Wednesday, on our website at  Please feel free to pass this along to interested colleagues.

Download INVITATION – Philippines Conf Call 101909

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