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Ways to help after storm devastates Philippines

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Red Cross Bluegrass Region of The American Red Cross says they've received numerous calls asking how volunteers can help those devastated by the typhoon.

Leaders with the organization say the best way to help is to give money through www.redcross.org, or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS, or by mailing a check to 1450 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511.

Due to logistical issues and cost, we are not able to accept donated goods such as food or clothing.

Apple is giving iTunes users a chance to donate to relief efforts for the typhoon tragedy in the Philippines.

Users can go to the iTunes store to donate to the American Red Cross; funds raised will go to help the Asian nation, which has been devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. The official death toll is over 1,700, but as many as 10,000 are feared dead and more than 9 million people have been affected.

iTunes has done the same to raise funds for those affected by other tragedies, most recently for Superstorm Sandy. Apple says it was able to donate $2.5 million for Sandy relief based on donations from iTunes users and its own employees.

Apple said Tuesday it didn't have a specific end-date for the campaign.

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