How to find people missing after typhoon; how to help
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How to find people missing after typhoon; how to help


How to find people missing in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan:

>> Family tracing services for missing people in the Philippines due to the typhoon:

Call the Hawaii Red Cross hot line at 739-8115. Leave your name, phone number, and a caseworker will get back to you. Be prepared with the full name, address and phone number for the missing person.

(The Hawaii Red Cross will forward inquiries to the American National Red Cross, which is working with the Philippine Red Cross to find family members.)

>> For announcements by the Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu, including tracing services go to its Facebook page or website at

>> Hawaiian Telcom is providing its residential home phone customers with free direct calls to the Philippines in response to the typhoon through Nov. Go to for applicable terms and restrictions to this program.

>> For updates on federal response efforts and information on finding love-ones, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz created a comprehensive resource center at


>> Send a check payable to “American Red Cross,” indicate in memo line “Philippine Typhoon” or “Pacific Typhoon” (affecting Vietnam, Philippines, etc.) to Hawaii Red Cross, 4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu I 96816. Or go to or call 1-800-REDCROSS.

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