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Samaritan's Purse deploying to Philippines in wake of deadly typhoon

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BOONE, NC (WBTV) -

Chaplains and volunteers from Samaritan's Purse have deployed to the Philippines following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan.

Another ten or so will be leaving North Carolina in the next 24 hours to offer food, water, security and logistics assistance.

Officials fear that up to 10,000 people could be dead in the city of Tacloban alone. Reports indicate that almost 650,000 people have been displaced.

Samaritan's Purse is a non-denominational evangelical Christian International Relief organization based in Boone.

"Our multinational team is coordinating relief efforts on the Leyte and the neighboring island of Samar, working with local Christians to deliver relief to those most in need. Community water filters, protective tarps, blankets, hygiene kits, and emergency family food packets are being rushed to affected areas," the group posted on their website.

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