As the gentle reader is aware, a super typhoon struck the Philippines earlier this month, causing nightmarish amounts of damage and claimed over 5,000 lives.
Rescue efforts began right away, but the level of damage is so high that they will continue to need help.
One of my dearest friends in Madison, Marivic Valencia, was part of fundraiser for the rescue effort last week:
Despite the short time they took in getting things together, they were able to raise more than a $1,000 that night.
Per Marivic, if one would still like to help, there is a Madison-based group, the Philippine-American Association of Madison & Neighboring Areas (PAMANA) which is still taking collections. Their Facebook page can be found here.