I cannot begin to fathom what it must be like to lose your home, your belongings and, most importantly, your family members, friends and neighbors. The images on the news of the devastation this natural disaster caused are just horrifying. But there is something we can all do to help.
I want to encourage everyone to donate to the American Red Cross. Even if you can only spare $1, it could make the world of a difference to the victims. Donate here.
The American Red Cross is currently working in partnership with the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network to provide disaster relief to over 11 million people in the Philippines suffering in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
Locally, their Regional Disaster Communications Center in Philadelphia has been flooded with calls from families in the US trying to connect with loved ones in the Philippines, Vietnam, and other areas of the hard-hit region. The Regional Disaster Communications Center in Philadelphia was featured on the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley on Monday as well as a national AP wire yesterday: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/8586a547f4f04c099776838bc1e9e2e3/PA–Philippines-Typhoon-Pa
As aid is just beginning to reach the victims in the Philippines, now is the time to donate. For more information on the American Red Cross, please visit http://www.redcross.org/