The numbers in the Philippines are staggering-more than many of us can comprehend. I know when we hear about the enormity of it all, it can be like an old school computer that "can't compute" due to being overwhelmed with the task at hand but the action of many can help get the Philippines and its people back to some semblance of normal.
Often children are the most affected by these disasters as their routines are taken away as schools and homes are destroyed. Helping to re-establish these routines and places of safety are crucial to recovery.
As we all look for ways to help, I encourage you to visit our coalition members this Giving Tuesday that are actively working in Typhoon Haiyan relief and recovery:
Donate to the AFT Disaster Relief Fund
Learn about and support CARE's work in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan
Bring comfort to children through ChildFund's Emergency Action Fund
Contribute to Concern and help them meet the needs of those affected by Typhoon Haiyan
Start a fundraising page with Oxfam as they help with medicine, shelter, food and clean water in the Philippines
Support Plan's work in the Philippines to provide food and shelter and emergency kits
Help Save the Children reach families and children affected by Typhoon Haiyan
Give to UNICEF to help them focus on life-saving interventions to children and families
Read about the UN's work in the Philippines and contribute to various missions