A Christian relief organization in Calgary is doing its part on Monday to help typhoon victims in the Philippines.
Friday’s Typhoon Haiyan devastated the island nation in southeast Asia, leaving a confirmed death toll of 942 while officials feared that number could be 10 times larger.
Samaritan's Purse volunteers used Remembrance Day to assemble 6,000 hygiene kits filled with soap, shampoo, toothpaste and other items.
Samaritan's Purse Canada spokesman Jeff Adams said those supplies are in huge demand.
“Your home is a mess. There's dirt and mud everywhere. You probably don't have running water, so it's very difficult to wash or keep clean. So the hygiene kits become very important in terms of avoiding the spreading of disease,” he said.
Typhoon Haiyan is one of the most intense tropical cyclones ever recorded, with wind gusts of up to 375 km/h.
The charity is also sending staff and other resources to storm-affected regions.