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Star of Hope begins disaster relief in Philippines
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ELLINWOOD — Star of Hope begins disaster relief and recovery operations in response to the intense human suffering caused by typhoon Haiyan. Star of Hope Philippines staff have identified the city of Ormoc, Leyte, as the location where Star of Hope efforts will be the most effective. Planning is underway to bring effective help to the people there.
Earlier this week  a field hospital was scheduled to be airlifted to the disaster area. Two medical teams are being planned to staff the field hospital to work with the local authorities and Filipino medical providers. The first team is scheduled to arrive on Sunday, November 17, and the second is planned to arrive a week later.
Ormoc, a port city of 191,000, is on the west side of the island. Initial reports indicate massive loss of infrastructure, homes and lives. This city was hard hit but hasn’t made the international news in the same way as Tacloban. As a result, international relief now focused on Tacloban, is slow in coming to Ormoc.
The situation is changing rapidly as better evaluation of the disaster is made, Star of Hope is committed to bring the most effective help possible and as such, plans will be modified as the needs present themselves
Star of Hope has helped in the Philippines for 30 years and is  a non-profit organization. Each day, 2,500 children are given access to quality education through the school projects. In times of disaster Star of Hope provides assistance to victims of flooding, typhoons and earthquakes. In providing disaster relief and recovery, Star of Hope does not discriminate in any way.
Star of Hope is a nonprofit organization located in Ellinwood with projects in 16 of the poorest countries across the world. As an independent Christian organization, they help children across the world become educated, healthy, godly men and women, who live to impact their world. More information is available at, e-mail: or by calling (866) 653-0321.