The people of the Philippines could use your help. Three weeks after a devastating 7.2-magnitude earthquake, one of the strongest typhoons ever to hit land brought much destruction to the central portion of island nation. First responders, governmental officials, and nonprofit organizations are now accessing the damage brought by Typhoon Hiayan, also called Yolanda.
Many relief organizations are in the midst of mobilizing to help the people in need. They’re on the ground, delivering much-needed food, water, communications, and medical care—and hoping to do more. They could use your support, especially monetary donations. It’s quick and easy to make a donation by following these links. If you’d prefer, each of the organizations accepts donations by phone or mail.
- Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders
- World Vision
Also, if you’re searching for friends or family in the area, Google has launched a person finder page to help share information. You also can use the page to share information if you know about someone affected by Typhoon Hiayan. The site is accessible by text message (2662999 (Globe), 4664999 (SMART), 22020999 (Sun), or +16508003977 with the message Search [name]) or mobile phones.