Hearing reports of the devastation in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan over the past few days has been heart-wrenching and overwhelming. Wondering how you can help? The Center for High Impact Philanthropy has an excellent guide for how best to contribute to the relief efforts:
Instead of providing items, you can best help by providing financial donations to first-responder nonprofits. Such donations allow first responders to purchase and deliver exactly what is needed quickly and cost-effectively, responding flexibly as needs on the ground change.
They provide a few select options for giving opportunities now, and also explain the need for long-term aid for recovery efforts.