Anne here -
This post is to provide links and information that's out there about the destruction Typhoon Odette (Rai) has caused for the Philippines.
While I do not have family members located in the Philippines, my publisher and everyone that works tirelessly on my published novels are located there. I wanted to post this piece so that there's a collection of links and resources that might help spread the word for aide in the Philippines. I know the University of Manila has posted lots of resources, and I'll reference their twitter profile below as well, but I found other resources as well that could help.
Even if you can't give financially, spread the word digitally can help just as much. For a more comprehensive blog post about the Typhoon and the destruction, I've linked the blog I found a bunch of info on. I don't have the means to really do a lengthy post about it, since I only know what the internet is telling me. Read more on this blog if you want. There are lost of resources linked on this blog where you can donate: https://modernparenting.onemega.com/6-places-to-donate-to-the-typhoon-odette-victims/
University of Manila Twitter: https://twitter.com/ateneodemanilau
Save the children: https://www.facebook.com/SavetheChildrenPH/
Here is an instagram account that has resources posted to donate to: https://www.instagram.com/lokallab/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_rid=6cedda77-0eb2-40d9-b323-4f28e95c26c9
They aren't just calling for cash donation aide, but for basic hygiene things as well. Homes have been destroyed and there are a lot of people displaced. Give if you can, spread the word either way.
On the state side, Kentucky was also hit very hard by a tornado this last week and they're still needing aide. Things like supplies, blood, and cash donations. I've linked a few places taking those things below.
My husband and I both have type O blood, which I know is always needed, especially with him being O Negative. We'll be locating a donation center near by and giving blood before the end of the day.
Want to donate to the relief fund? Here's the link: https://www.kychamber.com/ksrtornadorelief
I'll say it again, if you can donate, please do. If you can't, please share. Lend a hand, help a human.