It has been over a week since the Philippine islands were hit by one of the strongest recorded typhoons in history. Aid is finally getting through the wreckage to the survivors. But given the scope of destruction, more is needed.
You can help with immediate aid by donating to the Red Cross. Text TYPHOON to 90999 to donate $10. To donate to the Salvation Army, go to their website.
After the organizations that provide food and medical aid pull out, there will be ongoing needs. It will take many years to rebuild these people’s lives. One group that will provide long-term help is World Vision. They have a great track record of assisting with agriculture, clean water and education. To donate, go to http://donate.worldvision.org/OA_HTML/xxwv2ibeCCtpItmDspRte.jsp?funnel=dn&item=2639566&go=item§ion=10339&