I don’t know about you but when something like this occurs my first reaction is what can I do to help? Everyone is out asking for money and that is of course what is desperately needed but who do you give to? Here are a list of the ones I would encourage you to look at.
Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty. They are highly skilled in disaster response and have had a team on the ground before the storm hit.
United Nations World Food Programme
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said it has allocated $2 million for the disaster response and officials joined a UN-Government assessment mission to survey damage in Leyte and Samar provinces. WFP said it will send more than 40 tons of high energy biscuits and work with the Filipino government to help with logistics and emergency communications systems.
www.wfpusa.org or by texting the word AID to 27722 to instantly donate $10.
UNICEF said that its staff in the Philippines is being repositioned to help in relief efforts and that 66 tons of emergency supplies are being sent from Copenhagen. An airlift set to arrive on Tuesday will include water purification systems, storage equipment and sanitation supplies
World Vision said it is putting together resources to assist 1.2 million people, including food, hygiene kits, emergency shelter and protection.
Philippines Red Cross
The organization is accepting donations on its website (100 PHP = $2.30) and is looking for volunteers to help assemble relief packages at its headquarters in Manila.