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Disaster Relief in Philippines

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A team of seven people from Faith Chapel are on their way to the Philippines to provide disaster relief following the devastation caused be Typhoon Haiyan.

The typhoon was one of the most violent storms to make landfall. The death toll reached the thousands and is climbing/ But emergency managers say it's very difficult to verify that number.

Many buildings have been destroyed in most of the cities along the coast line. The team from Faith Chapel will be working with the deaf community in the Philippines to teach them how to provide temporary shelter for people in need.

"The deaf community there is actually going to be building houses and our team is just training the deaf community, the people that are part of that deaf community. And so, they are going to then turn and build houses a lot of the island, a lot of the people that are displaced over there is their housing," says Ben Blakeslee, Communications Director at Faith Chapel.

Faith Chapel has worked closely with the International Deaf Education Association in the Philippines for over 10 years.