KTLA, Red Cross Host Telethon for Typhoon Victims

Following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan — one of the most powerful storms to ever make landfall — KTLA 5 News and the Red Cross have partnered for a telethon Sunday to help raise money for victims in the Philippines.

Join us on Sunday, Nov. 17. (Credit: KTLA)

The storm first reached land about 4:40 a.m. on Nov. 8 on its way westward through the island nation, according to the Philippine government.

By the time the storm — dubbed “Yolanda” in the region — had weakened, hundreds of thousands of Filipinos were displaced, and the reported death toll topped 2,300.

Hundreds are still reported missing, and more than a million families have been affected, according to the government.

Now as the rebuilding begins, KTLA needs your help.

On Sunday, Nov. 17 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., we’ll be live on air with our special Season of Sharing telethon: “Help for the Philippines.”

The special, hosted by Cher Calvin, will air live on Channel 5 and KTLA.com.

Please join us.

Here’s how you can donate: Call 323-606-7201, or visit www.ktla.com/help.