This is an online auction to raise money for the Red Cross’s Typhoon Haiyan Appeal.

Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines on Friday (8 November), causing catastrophic damage. It is the strongest storm ever to make landfall, hitting an area where thousands of people are already homeless after an earthquake in mid-October.

The 300-mile wide typhoon – locally known as Yolanda – has left a trail of destruction with thousands feared dead. The full extent of the damage will become clearer in the next few days as rescue teams reach the more remote areas.

Philippine Red Cross volunteers have been on the ground since before the storm hit, helping with evacuation plans and warning communities. Now, they are getting aid to the people who are most in need and preparing to help thousands more.

The auction has now closed. 

Over the next couple of days, we will contact the winning bidders and ask them to donate the funds directly to the Red Cross and send the confirmation of payment to us.

When we’ve received the confirmation, we’ll ask the relevant authors, etc., to contact the winning bidders. (In other words, we are not dealing directly with any donations. All donations are to be made directly to the Red Cross appeal.)

Thanks for reading.


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  4. Milena

    Please please please consider donating to NAFCON instead of the Red Cross. The Red Cross is a very big US organization and oftentimes the monau meant to help foreign/international causes doesn’t reach those that need the aid.

    Donate to NAFCON because they work directly with people from the Philippines and grassroots organizations there.
    Donating there ensures that your money or whatever actually gets to the people who need it

  5. Hi, I sent you info about my donation but I don’t see it up yet. I hope it got through, and if not, that it’s not too late to auction off signed copies of my books. But I also wanted to alert you to the fact that I’ve written a blog post about this which will go up tomorrow morning, UK time, 15 November. Best of luck with everything!

  6. That’s great Sue – there’s been such a huge response to the auction that we have a backlog of stuff going up. New items are appearing all the time, and if you don’t see yours yet, keep checking!

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  8. I’ll be sending an email shortly as I’d like to donate 10 signed greeting cards created from my original paintings. Thank you for arranging this auction to help the Philippines. 🙂

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  10. TheBookishOwl

    Hi! I’m a blogger from the Philippines and I just wanted to say that there are no words to express my gratitude for this. Thank you, thank you so much.

    Also, please make sure that the donations are not sent to the government. It pains me to say this but the Filipino government is very corrupt. It would be a travesty to see the kind-heartedness of people go into the pockets of greedy politicians. 🙂

    Thank you, thank you, thank you so much.

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  12. David Wastell

    What time (GMT) exactly on Wednesday do the bids close? Or is it midnight Tuesday?

  13. David Wastell, it’s 8pm GMT. Thank you.

  14. debfly

    8pm Wednesday 20th, I presume?

  15. I want to write something about Authors for th Philippines in my blog (http://thetravelingbookclub.wordpress.com) and for that I’d like to have a short interview with you guys, is there a way I can email you my questions?

  16. Mrs H

    My email address has appeared on my bid (for Sophia McDougal’s critique). I thought email addresses were supposed to be private on here. Can you remove the email address but keep the bid in place please. I don’t want my email address making public. Thank you.

  17. Mrs H

    Sorry – it was the Francecsa Main bid, not Sophia McDougal. I got confused!

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  19. Mrs H

    Thank you for sorting that out, Keris 🙂

  20. Hi, I’m sure you have a mammoth task ahead of you but I was just wondered if you have started contacting the winning bidders yet? Thank you 🙂

    • We haven’t yet, Marcus – probably the beginning of next week, realistically. Thanks for your patience.

      • Davina Newton

        Thanks Keris, I was wondering the same thing. You have a huge job ahead of you getting those emails out an you have done a wonderful job organising this. 🙂

  21. debfly

    You did an amazing job, guys – well done!!! 🙂

  22. jan2132

    Just wondering as I haven’t been contacted re Item 426.

  23. Is there any news? I am waiting to make my donation but have yet to receive an email.
    Do I continue waiting patiently?

  24. Oh thank-you Keris. Thanks for all the work you’re doing. It bounced back because I just noticed the g is missing from gmail. My mistake. Sorry.

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