Typhoon Haiyan appeal
City encourages donations
Council agreed at its meeting on 18 November 2013 to donate $100,000 to Oxfam's Typhoon Haiyan Appeal.
As relief and recovery efforts reach more remote parts of the Philippines, government agencies have dramatically increased estimates of the storm damage, fearing disease and illness outbreaks due to critical shortages of food, clean water, sanitation and shelter.
City of Sydney staff, residents and workers are encouraged to make a donation to help with the recovery and relief efforts in the wake of the devastating storm, following Lord Mayor Clover Moore's minute, which was adopted by Council.
The donation complies with the City's Humanitarian Emergency Response Guidelines, adopted by Council in 2010 and Oxfam Australia is a signatory to the Australian Council for International Development code of conduct.
Staff donations matched 'dollar for dollar'
Chief Executive Officer Monica Barone has encouraged City staff to make a donation by payroll deduction.
"We have all been shocked and saddened by the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines that has claimed thousands of lives and made millions of people homeless. This has been one of the worst disasters of our time.
"I encourage staff to donate to this appeal to ensure victims of this disaster receive the help they need to recover and rebuild their communities," Ms Barone said.
Each dollar staff donate will be matched "dollar for dollar" by the City.
"While we are at home in the company of our own families, we should spare a thought for the millions of people whose lives have been devastated by this catastrophe," Ms Barone said.
Last updated: Friday, 10 January 2014