As we view the images of the Philippines struck by a typhoon, we can surely identify with losses and hard road ahead for the survivors. Just like the hardships we faced after Hurricane Katrina and the difficulties many still endure, the people of the Philippines now must pick up the pieces.
The death toll is mounting and reaching into the thousands as the relief effort reaches into the hardest hit areas. The need is great and will grow in the days, weeks and months ahead. As always, the Red Cross is on the ground helping those in need, just like it was for us after Katrina.
If you would like to pay it forward and help, you can donate to the Red Cross and designate your donations to typhoon relief. To donate, go to redcross.org or call 1-800-Red Cross.
As we all know it was the kindness and generosity of volunteers and people who gave us all hope and got us going again after Katrina.
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