How to help Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Victims

Save the Children: Donate online at, by phone at 1-800-728-3843 or by mail. Send donations to Save the Children, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, CT 06880.

Global Giving: Donate via numerous methods including online, text, phone, or mail Global Giving.

Lutheran World Relief: Donate online at Lutheran World Relief, by phone at 800-597-5972 or by mail at Lutheran World Relief, P.O Box 17061, Baltimore MD 21297-1061.

AmeriCares: Donate online at, by phone at 1-800-486-HELP (4357) or by mail. Send donations to AmeriCares, 88 Hamilton Ave., Stamford, CT 06902

Samaritan's Purse: Donate online at or by phone at 1-800-528-1980. To give by mail, please send donations to: Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607-3000.

Shelter Box: Donate online at To make an easy, one-time $10 donation by phone, text SHELTER to 20222. You can also mail in your donation to ShelterBoxUSA, 8374 Market St. #203, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202.

OxFam America: Donate online at, by phone at 800-77-OXFAM, or by mail. Send donations to Oxfam America, Typhoon Haiyan Relief and Recovery Fund, P.O. Box 1211, Albert Lea, MN 56007-1211.

Additional resources:

Explaining World Tragedy to Children

Teach Your Child the Charity Habit

Talking to Your Children About Disasters

Our thoughts and prayers remain with the Philippines along with their family and friends scattered throughout the world during this time and the long road ahead. May recovery go smoothly and in time – a path of healing. Those reading, please know you are welcome to share your story and/or leave a note of encouragement.