On December 17, 2011, the worst typhoon of the year struck Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City, in the southern part of the Philippines. The people to blame — illegal loggers, the authorities, whoever — are irrelevant as of the moment because over 1,000 people are confirmed dead, almost 45,000 are staying in 60 evacuation centers, and over 232,000 are displaced by the storm's floods and are not in evacuation centers. The estimated damage to the infrastructure, agriculture, and school buildings is estimated to be 1 billion pesos, so the effects of this typhoon on these people will be long and far-reaching.
Please help. I'm aware that The Comics Cube's readers are global, and only about 25% are from the Philippines (and most of that is from Metro Manila), so I've compiled the ways to help if you're nowhere in the area.
You can doDonate to the Philippine Red Cross through online transfer- http://www.redcross.org.ph/donatenow
You can donate to the Iligan Bloggers' #oneforiligan campaign at PayPal. Their PayPal ID is firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can donate to the CDO Bloggers’ #HELPCDO drive through PayPal. Their PayPal ID email@example.com.
For those of you who do live in the Philippines, sending help is as simple as sending a text:
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No one should have to suffer this much, especially before Christmas, guys. It's hard to imagine, but please help however you can.