Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Help the Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan (known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda) is unofficially the strongest recorded tropical cyclone to make landfall, with wind speeds up to 315 km/h (195 mph). The strom pounded the eastern Philippines on November 8, has left at least 10,000 people dead and many more injured while destroying critical water, electricity and transportation infrastructure. Towns and villages are leveled in an already impoverished region. There's little water to drink or food to eat. According to all accounts, the need for outside assistance is urgent.

Photo by Canadian Red Cross

To our readers, please help those desperate for clean water and food by donating to the UN World Food Programme:
  • USA: Text AID to 27722 to donate $10
  • UK: Text AID to 70303 to donate £3
  • Canada: Text RELIEF to 45678 to donate $5
  • Donate online
Or you can send cash or check donations via the Philippine Red Cross, which is accepting donations and coordinating disaster relief on the ground throughout much of the central Philippines.

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