How to help victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) may have already exited the Philippine area of responsibility, but an unspeakable tragedy was left in its wake. And so, as fellow Filipinos, let’s help our kababayans however way we can, big or small.

Use these Facebook and Twitter hashtags when posting about details that need dire attention:

Typhoon Yolanda hashtags

Vital hashtags for posts or news on Typhoon Yolanda. Please use them responsibly.

For those who are searching for their loved ones or have information on residents in the devastated cities and provinces, you can go to Google’s Person Finder or fill up the RFL and Tracing Form of the Philippine Red Cross.

The PRC is also asking for donations.

Philippine Red Cross for Yolanda victims

Philippine Red Cross calls for donations for Typhoon Yolanda victims

You can go to http://ushare.redcross.org.ph/ to pay online or visit http://www.redcross.org.ph/donatenow.php for information on cash/ check donations via banks.

Gawad Kalinga has its Operation Walang Iwanan, and they’re asking not just donations but also people to become volunteers.

Operation Walang Iwanan

GK’s Operation Walang Iwanan

Caritas Filipinas is also asking for donations via UShare.

For those living outside the Philippines and would want to help out, you can check these sites on how to donate (source: TIME.com):

UNICEF

American Red Cross

World Food Programme

International Medical Corps

Most of all, include the victims and survivors in your thoughts and prayers. Besides physical and material help, they will also need psychological and spiritual guidance.

Let’s all hope and pray for healing and recovery for Tacloban, Leyte, Samar, Palawan, (as well as the provinces hard hit by the recent earthquake) and the rest of the Philippines.

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