As always, perform due diligence with ANY and ALL charity groups and/or non-profits soliciting donations for victims of natural disasters. Give help, but don’t give blindly. Remember: in most (if not all) cases, financial donations will make the most impact. Also, here is Google’s Person Finder
Putting Things In Perspective: The photo on the left is Hurricane Katrina moments before it made landfall in Louisiana back in 2005. The photo on the right is Super Typhoon Haiyan, currently making landfall in the Philippines. Basically, what is happening in the Philippines is historic for the world. Super Typhoon Haiyan is one of the strongest storms in world history. You read that correctly, WORLD HISTORY. It is also the strongest storm in the world since 1979. Loss of life is unavoidable in the case of this Super Typhoon. It formed when two separate typhoons joined together. To put things in perspective, a storm bigger than Hurricane Katrina is hitting the Philippines. Unprecedented, indeed.
Absolutely tragic too. :(
Keep the Philippines in your thoughts, please.
To all those that have kept those who will face Haiyan in mind…you have my personal thank you.
The Visayan region that will be taking much of the hit suffered an earthquake last month. Relief groups already had their hands full with another typhoon that struck the northern part of the country just prior to the quake and when the folks in Bohol and Cebu are slowly getting back on their feet, this prick of a typhoon strikes. Heaven knows I was already overwhelmed linking up local Fil-Ams with relief fundraisers…and then this shit happens.