The typhoon struck areas of the Philippines on November 7-8 and left thousands without homes, food and clean water. Relief efforts have already started across the United States to send to the impacted areas.
According to the Lakers press release, the Lakers announced their plans to help in the relief efforts:
Lakers will donate $150,000, as well as give all proceeds from the Lakers Youth Foundation In-Arena Auctions at all Lakers home games between November 12-24, to the Philippine Red Cross.
The Laker donation comes after the NBA and NBPA announced two separate donations of $250,000 this past week as part of the NBA Cares program. This is not the first time the Lakers have donated to aid in recovery efforts, having made a donation to the American Red Cross last year to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Laker fans can join the efforts by bidding on the auctions at the games or by donating to one of the non-profits listed by the team. The Lakers support UNICEF and the Philippine Red Cross and donation information can be found below via the official site of the Lakers:
UNICEF is closely monitoring the situation and their team is ready to be deployed to ascertain needs of affected children, together with government, UN agencies and NGO partners on the ground. Text RELIEF to 864233 to donate $10 to UNICEF USA to help support UNICEF’s efforts in the region. Donate here
Phillipine Red Cross
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has deployed assessment and rescue teams to the areas affected by the typhoon to evaluate the damage and to support rescue efforts. If you are looking for a family or friend, please fill out this form. To make a donation to the Philippine Red Cross: Donate here