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Some of you might have heard of Typhoon Haiyan (called Yolanda back home) that swept through the Philippines late last week. I would like to thank all of you who have reached out to me to ask about my own family and friends – they’re doing okay because Manila wasn’t hit hard by the typhoon. It’s the provinces south of Manila, in the Visayas region, that badly need help. The news, pictures and videos that I’ve seen are devastating. My heart goes out to all the Filipinos who have suffered losses because of this calamity. There’s not much that I can do right now except spread the word about organizations currently doing relief operations in the area. For those who are interested in helping typhoon victims, I’m sharing links to news sites that have compiled lists of organizations you can donate to:
The first link is for those based in the Philippines and the rest are international. I’m sorry for the links within links but I’m not affiliated with any of these organizations so I thought it would be a good idea to offer several choices.
Edited to add: just found out about this auction that some authors have put together for Typhoon Haiyan victims. Please check it out if you’re interested.