OneRepublic donate $100,000 to Philippines relief efforts

ONEREPUBLIC have donated $100,000 to aid the victims of the deadly typhoon which struck the Philippines earlier this month (Nov13).

The band performed in the country the night before the storm made landfall and they were forced to leave the region ahead of schedule to avoid the chaos.

One Republic frontman Ryan Tedder tells the Today show, "We were just in Southeast Asia, we played the Philippines... and that night the promoter came back, right before the show, and said, 'Guys, there's a typhoon coming in tomorrow. In theory, it's going to be the biggest typhoon that has ever hit the Philippines, so get to the airport early, we got to get you out of here..' So we missed it by about three or four hours."

The band's donation will benefit Save The Children relief workers' efforts.

The band members are not the only celebrities to give cash to charities based in the Philippines - Rihanna and Ludacris have recently donated $100,000 and $50,000, respectively, to organisations active in the region.

Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Asian nation, claiming the lives of nearly 5,600 people and leaving thousands homeless.

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