It's not easy to look at the photographs from thousands of miles away. Once again I feel helpless and a bit guilty in my safe, comfortable home, enjoying our bountiful life. There is a series of before and after photos that are worth a look (if you haven't seen them already):
The images show what is easy to forget, that these victims also lived relatively peaceful lives in well-ordered cities and villages. This is the necessary reminder that we must help, that every small donation will eventually rebuild or heal something for someone there. I know how generous the BlogPaws community is, I've seen the outreach and "Power of the Paw" when a member or member's beloved pet is hurting. Today it is the "Power of the Dollar" that is needed by strangers, far away.
|STRUGGLING. Children pull sacks of goods they recovered from abandoned stores as they go past the rubble of houses in Tacloban city. Photo by EPA/Dennis Sabangan|
If you prefer to help the suffering companion animals who are also victims of the typhoon, click here:
to donate to the International Fund for Animal Welfare, specifically working in the Phillipines.
Please join Toby and me in giving our bit to help. No amount is too small - it will all be needed in the days and weeks to come.