Taking Action After Typhoon Haiyan

Our hearts go out to those impacted by the horrific and devastating Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda). The reports are appalling enough to potentially stun some of us into saddened inaction. However, it’s now easier than ever to come together and lend a hand to our fellow brothers and sisters.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, there are several resources on how you can help, such as the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns and Asia Society Philippine Foundation, Inc..

The New York Times has compiled a list with a link to GuideStar (an organization committed to nonprofit transparency), which outlines its “expert-recommended” agencies to assist with informed charitable decision making. These are merely suggestions for getting started, because at times like this, it’s all hands on deck.