Mare Cris and I have watched the news coverage of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda with heavy hearts. Her family lives in northern Luzon and was not directly affected. But we know thousands of others were not so fortunate.
Typhoons and floods are a normal part of life in the Philippines. But I never saw a storm this big while I was living there, and it has apparently hit some vulnerable population centers–the images from Tacloban city are revealing widespread destruction.
The main reason I’m posting this is to offer some direction to my readers who wish to help. There is an organization I can recommend for those who would like to donate:
The Two-Thirds Network is a Christian organization dedicated to helping people living in developing countries. Some of their people went directly to Bohol (the province most affected) within a day or two of the storm. I have linked directly to their urgent needs page.
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