The aftermath of this tragedy may not be efficient but it has been amazing. The support the Filipinos have received and continue receiving to this day from people all over the world has been incredible. Even at my work place, we are raising funds to give to Canadian Red Cross to further help the Philippines rise up from this unfortunate event.
I have been skeptical about different kinds of organizations that want to help and after doing my homework, there are some that unfortunately have taken advantage of this crisis for personal gain. So for those of us who would gladly extend our hands to the Philippines, I have listed down 5 ways we can donate to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan:
Visit http://www.redcross.ca/donate/donate-online/donate-to-the-typhoon-haiyan-fund to make your donations.
Emergency aid has been getting to worst-hit areas, visit http://www.unicef.org/ to find out how you can donate.
As part of Plan Canada's Because I Am A Girl, and having sponsored a child in the Philippines, please find time to donate and hopefully sponsor a child as well in the Philippines. Knowing that a lot of children have lost their parents, this is the perfect time they need your help. Visit https://plancanada.ca/donate-to-typhoon-haiyan-philippines to donate.
The Waves 4 Water Organization is "mobilizing an urgent clean water disaster relief initiative in response to the Super Typhoon, Haiyan." To donate, visit http://www.wavesforwater.org/project/typhoon-haiyan.
And this would not even cost you a penny. Post this image on Instagram and PeopleWater will donate $1 for EVERY re-post. Imagine how much they will raise when every single one of us who has an Instagram account in the world re-posted this - they would raise millions of dollars.
Of course, there are so many other ways to donate. But before you do, research and do your homework. It's a horrible, horrible thing but there are people on this planet who just doesn't care.
Stay safe and rise above, Philippines.