I read a headline tonight that said Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines over the weekend, is probably the strongest storm in recorded history and has killed around 10,000 people. I don’t have anything insightful to say about that, but I do want to make two comments.
1. If you can, please donate to one of the reputable organizations that are already working to help survivors. I have received email appeals from two that I know are effective and responsible: Doctors Without Borders and World Vision (the latter is a Christian organization).
2. I wrote a post last December after the Newtown, CT, school shooting that I think applies to this new devastation. Obviously, the situations are very different; my post was originally written in response to an evil human act, which is not the case with the typhoon. But I think the first paragraph and the last two paragraphs are especially applicable.