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CVC Offers Way to Aid Philippines Typhoon Relief

Faculty and staff  across the University of Virginia have expressed great interest in assisting victims impacted by Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. To facilitate employee giving, the Office of Community Relations has created a website pointing employees to charities providing immediate support in the Philippines, and offering information on how to pledge through the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign for ongoing support as recovery in the area continues.

There are at least three CVC-approved charities currently providing support to the Philippines. They include Doctors Without Borders (campaign code: CVC 0336), CARE (CVC 0308) and the Red Cross (CVC 3403). (A complete list of CVC charities is available on the site.)

Employees giving directly to a CVC charity supporting the Philippines relief effort may have their gifts included in this year’s CVC campaign by completing a short form on the site.

“Our goal is to share messages with employees about how they can help,” said Jim Fitzgerald, associate director in U.Va.’s Community Relations Office, who chairs the CVC at U.Va. “While the immediate needs of residents of the Philippines are of the utmost importance, there undoubtedly will also be a lengthy recovery period. We want to be sure employees understand how they can provide assistance both immediately and as the recovery progresses.”

Employees may submit their pledges through the CVC through Dec. 13. To pledge online, visit www.virginia.edu/cvc. Employees may also contact Community Relations at 434-924-1321.

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