Helping Those Who Survived Typhoon Haiyan

imagesIt’s hard to think about sharing our newly discovered love for delicata squash when there is so much suffering in the world.

On Monday, typhoon Haiyan has left thousands dead in its wake barreling through the Philippines before landing in Vietnam and then Southern China. Apart from the billions in dollars worth of material damages, there a millions of people in dire need of basic aid.

How can you help? The State Department announced Monday that it is “cooperating with the Philippines Typhoon Disaster Relief Fund established by The mGive Foundation, a U.S. nonprofit organization” to collect donations for victims of the typhoon that struck the Philippines on Friday.

How to donate: mGive has a webpage here with details about aid organizations working in the Philippines and how to text $10 donations via cellphones or make donations online. Also, the State Department says, you can simply “text AID to 80108 to give a $10 donation to the mGive Philippines Typhoon Disaster Relief Fund.”

Other aid organizations are also collecting, of course. There’s a roundup with weblinks here. ReliefWeb, a digital service of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is pointing to Doctors Without Borders’ appeal for donations.

Photo Credit: AP

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