Co-ops start Philippines typhoon relief fund

4.0.1To help bring the power back after Typhoon Haiyan, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) has launched a fund-raising campaign for the Philippines. There are 119 electric cooperatives in this nation, and at least 30 have been affected.

NRECA International and several of our member co-ops have a longstanding relationship with the electric co-ops in the Philippines dating back to 1966. At that time only one in 10 Filipinos had electricity. America’s electric cooperatives have helped turn that around.

For example, ten years ago the electric co-ops of Illinois organized a used equipment donation for the sister co-ops in the Philippines and sent enough equipment to supply three small villages.

If you can donate, join us in our commitment to help the people of the Philippines. All your donations are tax deductible, NRECA International Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. To donate go to