Friday, November 15, 2013

Transportation Tips: How to help Typhoon Haiyan survivors in the Philippines

The Philippines was hit from a powerful typhoon last week, causing widespread death and destruction. According to sources, Typhoon Haiyan affected millions people across the Philippines with at least 600,000 being displaced. Survivors were described as being in desperate need of clean drinking water and food. Experts in the field have urged those who want to help to send a cash donation to a charity in lieu of material donations. A Red Cross official says the charity purchases survivors' needs locally or domestically after disasters to help revive the economy, control transportation costs, and ensure items are appropriate for the culture.

According to sources, many charities are stepping up to provide help and outlets for donations.

The American Red Cross
The Philippine Red Cross
Catholic Relief Services
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders)
National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON)
The Salvation Army
Operation USA

If your local charity is providing help, feel free to post them in the comments. Remember, please only post links to legit charities. Spam and bogus links will be removed.

Thank you for your support.

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