Saturday, December 7, 2013

Tangent: Help those affected by Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan is thankfully over. The aftermath will unfortunately continue to affect thousands of people in the Philippines for years to come. This silly season, please consider an act of generosity as you wind down for the year and celebrate health and wealth with those near to you. Most agencies are taking donations and formulating plans, both short and longer term, to respond to this humanitarian disaster.

Some links to easily donate are below.

Compassion facilitate approximately 13,000 child sponsorships in the Philippines. So far, none have been counted among those lost. Compassion's approach to child development is one of cradle-to-grave, involving communities in a big way. I've made donations here, as I'm a sponsor of children through their program, one of which is in the Phils. I'm hoping I get a letter hearing about his family's survival soon.

Red Cross Phlippines

Oxfam Australia

Unicef Australia