Typhoon Haiyan took up to 10,000 lives and displaced hundreds of thousands of others in the Philippines last Friday. The storm leveled houses and cut off water and power supplies in many regions. Now, more than ever, people need our help. Here’s how you can lend a hand, a dollar or a Tweet to disaster relief.
+ Donate to Oxfam
Oxfam is on the ground and delivering water and much-needed hygiene supplies to to help save lives. With hundreds of thousands of people without food, water or shelter, the organization is in desperate need of your donations. Skip that Starbucks latte today and donate to disaster relief. Every dollar counts!
+ Tweet Your Support
+ Donate Food Through the World Food Programme
The World Food Programme is delivering 44 tons of High Energy Biscuits to people in the Philippines today. The large load of nutrient-packed food is enough to feed 120,000 people for a day, but get this: Authorities estimate that 2.1 million families have been affected by the typhoon. That’s the equivalent of at least 9 million people! Donate to the WFP so they can work to feed everybody.
+ Give to Children Through UNICEF
Children displaced by the typhoon need food, water, medicine and shelter more than anyone. Give to UNICEF’s disaster relief efforts, aimed specifically at helping young people survive these devastating times.
+ Donate to Philippine Red Cross
+ Put Your Hacker Skills to Good Use
Hey, coders, hackers and all-around computer pros! Geeklist is looking for programming pros to to join a hackathon for various disaster-relief projects, including building a relief coordination and survivor check-in app. Stop mining for bitcoins for just a sec, and use your big brain and quick fingers to save lives.
Oxfam is on the ground brining water and sanitation supplies to thousands of people in need. Donate Now!
Tweet your support for typhoon victims with the hashtag #Haiyan!