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International Medical Relief seeks volunteers for trips to the Philippines

Denver—International Medical Relief, a charitable organization that provides medical care to underserved and vulnerable people around the world, seeks dentists and other health professionals to provide emergency relief services for areas in the Philippines affected by a major earthquake in October and Typhoon Haiyan in November.

Trips are scheduled for Jan. 30-Feb. 10 and Feb. 8-19, 2014. IMR volunteers will travel to Tacloban, ground zero for the typhoon disaster. Volunteers are asked to make a donation of $3,250 to cover their flight, accommodations and food.

The Oct. 18 earthquake, a 6.2 magnitude event, hit the communities of Cebu and Bohol, leaving its infrastructure severely damaged and killing or injuring more than 200 people.

Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines Nov. 8, affecting at least 13 million people. The typhoon claimed 4,200 lives, injured another 12,500 and left a reported 4 million displaced. Meteorologists are calling Typhoon Haiyan the largest storm to ever form on the planet.

For more details or to apply, visit the IMR website.