To help typhoon victims, send money, not stuff
Faced with heartbreaking images of the typhoon-ravaged Philippines – the sea of corpses, communities reduced to rubble, mothers clutching their hungry children – the world is watching an epic tragedy unfold and looking for ways to help. The big question is how. In the aftermath of mega-disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan, experts say there are some basic rules for those eager to do good: Forget the rummage sale clothes, the old toys and the kind of supplies that will only stack up undistributed or damage an already weakened economy. Do send a cash donation to a respected charity.