Many of us have been emotionally, if not personally, affected by the recent typhoon disaster that has devastated the Philippines. As the death toll continues to rise, the damage that this tropical storm has created has become increasingly apparent. Reported as the deadliest natural disaster on record, responding to a disaster of such magnitude has proven extremely difficult. Residents of Tacloban, the hardest hit city, report that little assistance has arrived. Many have lost their homes and family, and many more have lost everything.
Although we are thousands of miles and many time zones away, we can still make a difference in the lives of our brothers and sisters who have suffered the worst imaginable fate. One person can make a difference. By pledging to donate to the American Red Cross Philippines Typhoon Disaster Relief, we have the opportunity to create good again in the lives of many people.