It seems I am at a loss for words.
News about the super-typhoon Haiyan (Philippine name: Yolanda) has left our country devastated, broken and angry. Death toll is in the thousands, and those affected, in the millions. These are trying times for our nation, as we watch in horror how our countrymen from the Visayas suffer one ordeal after another. From the loss of their loved ones, to dealing with thirst and hunger, and finally loss of home and security. I couldn’t even begin to imagine how they must feel, losing everything they have in a matter of hours. All our “problems” seem petty now, as we continue to go home to our comfortable lives being with the people we love.
Thankfully, not all is lost. The whole world now knows about this tragedy, and are willing to help. Aid in cash and in kind are already here, but they also need our support in this. I’m sure any sort of help is appreciated–from spending a few hours volunteering to giving donations. These are times when we need to be present for our brothers and sisters.
Prayers also help. But lets also take swift action. Lets do our part.