It is heartbreaking to read that over 5,000 Filipinos have died from Typhoon Haiyan and its effects; the fact that the death toll is most likely to increase is depressing as well. It is clear that more work needs to be done to help the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan--more effort needs to put into locating those who are still missing. More aid also needs to be sent, and every effort should be made to ensure that survivors get the help that they need. I thank all of the organizations that are in the Philippines right now who are genuinely trying to make a difference.
Another way to help is to sign KD Faustino's petition, who is trying to get major Canadian phone companies to temporarily waive fees for Filipino Canadians, so they can stay connected with loved ones still suffering in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. For more information, please visit: http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/rogers-bell-and-telus-please-help-us-reach-our-families-in-the-philippines-by-temporarily-waiving-long-distance-fees