Typhoon Haiyan swept across the central Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013 with max wind speed topping 200 mph. It left a trail of massive destruction in its wake. With sustained wind speed at 145 mph, Haiyan was the second category 5 typhoon to strike the island nation this year.
Only coconut trees left standing in the background after Typhoon Haiyan passed an island of Philippines.
You can make donations online. The following are a few reputable charities that have established Haiyan related relief funds.
To donate to the American Red Cross and assist victims of the Philippine typhoon, visit the following link and click “Donate Now” on the right hand column: http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Red-Cross-Sends-Support-to-Philippines-for-Typhoon-Response
To donate to UNICEF’s assistance fund for Haiyan victims, click here: http://fieldnotes.unicefusa.org/2013/11/super-typhoon-haiyan-strikes-philippines.html?gclid=CMemsMj73LoCFe1aMgod3E0ARA
To donate to the Salvation Army’s Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund, click here: https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/TyphoonHaiyan.
You can also make donations by sending text messages. The following is a couple of choices.
The U.N. World Food Programme is urging Americans to make donations to support its emergency food relief after Typhoon Haiyan. You can donate online or by texting the word AID to 27722 to donate $10.
Save the Children is mounting disaster relief efforts to help children and families in the area. Donations can be made online or by texting DONATE to 20222.