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:
Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) pummelled through the central part of the Philippines on November 8, 2013. It left a storm of destruction in its wake, triggering 12 to 15 feet high storm surges, flooding, and landslides affecting an estimated 4 million people. Children urgently need access to safe water, hygiene supplies, food, shelter and a safe environment to recover.
Our resources are stretched from responding to three emergencies in a row within two months: armed conflict in Zamboanga, the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Bohol—and now, super typhoon Yolanda. We urgently need your help so we can aid those who are severely affected by this latest disaster.
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I’m trying my best to help via signal boosts so it would be nice if you guys will spread the word for help and donations! Thank you so much.
As always, perform due diligence with ANY and ALL charity groups and/or non-profits soliciting donations for victims of natural disasters. Give help, but don’t give blindly. Remember: in most (if not all) cases, financial donations will make the most impact. Also, here is Google’s Person…
There is an estimated death toll of 10,000 with hundreds of thousands more being uprooted from their homes in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. The best way to help from afar is by donating to one of the following trusted organizations that are already working on the ground and sending aid:
As you may have heard on the news, the Philippines was hit by a massive typhoon over the last two days. Manila, the capital, was largely spared— but Central VIsayas, a group of islands right at the storm’s path, was not. There are still no telecommunications options with some of the…