As many of you know, the Philippines (which is my home country) was struck by a powerful Category 5 hurricane (typhoon) this past weekend (making landfall on Saturday, November 9). The storm, named Haiyan (though its known in the Philippines as Yolanda) caused catastrophic damage throughout the provincial islands of Samar and Leyte. The overall death toll is feared to surpass the 10,000 mark.
Although much-needed aid is arriving to the Philippines, things are going at a rather slow pace at this point (based on news reports, as of Nov 13). With such a devastating situation at hand, a situation I feel is far worse than Hurricane Katrina – which struck New Orleans, LA in 2005, I am asking for your help in making a donation to one of the following organizations to assist with storm relief in my home country! Below are just a few organizations that you can make a donation to. The process only takes a few minutes!
For those of you who have decided to make a donation, thank you so much for taking a moment out of your day to donate to one of these wonderful causes! Your help makes a HUGE difference! Of course, there are other organizations out there that are assisting with relief efforts. But please make sure that the organization that you choose to donate to is a trusted one!