MIAMI (CBSMiami) – In an effort to help those in need after Typhoon Haiyan decimated six central islands in the Philippines, the Archdiocese of Miami will take up a second collection to raise money for relief funds.

The special second collection will be taken up at the Archdiocese’s 108 parishes. Archbishop Thomas Wenski, who is attending the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Fall General Conference in Baltimore, requested this second collection for recovery efforts for the victims of Haiyan.

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Those wishing to make a donation immediately can do so by sending a check mark relief efforts to:

The Archdiocese of Miami
9401 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami Shores, FL 33138

Typhoon Haiyan brought devastation and destruction to millions of people, killing as many as 10,000, leveling communities and ripping through an untold number of homes.

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Some people consider Typhoon Haiyan worse than Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Hurricane Andrew in South Florida 21 years ago.

Another way to help is by making a donation to the Red Cross relief fund.

“The best way to help, because of the sheer distance between here and the Philippines is to make a financial contribution to the American Red Cross earmarked for typhoon relief,” said Hugh Quinn with the American Red Cross.

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Visit www.redcross.org or you can also call the Red Cross at 1-800-HELP-NOW.