There’s one image from the news feed back home that’s been etched in my mind from the moment I saw it. It’s a harrowing image of a young mother holding her two children in her arms.  All three lying lifeless on the ground blanketed in mud and dirt.

My heart aches for my country. Her misfortunes are too much to bear. They come one after the other. There was the magnitude-7.1 earthquake last month, there there’s this deadly typhoon, the strongest on record, right after. The news and images of the ravaged countryside are too heartbreaking.

Please be generous and give as much as you can. This is the least we can do to help her.


Save the Children Typhoon Haiyan

Philippine Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan

World Food Programme Typhoon Haiyan