In a matter of hours on Friday, Typhoon Haiyan completely devastated parts of the central Philippines. It was one of the strongest storms ever recorded. The death toll is estimated up to 10,000 with hundreds of thousands more displaced. The country has declared a “state of calamity.”
The U.S. Government is providing $20 million in immediate humanitarian assistance to benefit populations affected by Typhoon Haiyan, including the provision of emergency shelter, food assistance, relief commodities, and water, sanitation, and hygiene support.
Should have done this sooner: I’m straying from LGBT stuff for a minute to note that the devastation in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan is immense, and anyone who is able to help should really consider doing so. The Nation has compiled a list of places to donate (linked above), as has Time magazine, and there are countless other links floating around on Tumblr, too. Please consider helping if you can.
Hi guys! Our institution (and others) is now receiving cash and in-kind donations for the victims of the super typhoon, Yolanda. If you have the desire to give donations but do not know where to or how to, you can contact and approach these people for help: