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Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Response

 

 

“We need to strengthen our efforts—stronger than the waves and wind that swept many away from the stability of life.” –Pia De Leon, Community Organizer, The Philippines

 

Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Response

  • Listing of U.S.-Based Relief and International Development Organizations Accepting Contributions for Typhoon Haiyan Assistance
  • Compiled by the Center for Social Concerns, University of Notre Dame, November 12, 2013

 

Who Hurt Like We Hurt: Prayer in the Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines, killing more than 10,000 people and injuring countless more. Pray for and support those left to pick up the pieces.

They easily find places that most of us can’t locate on maps.

Storms kill thousands and harm millions of people we’ve never given much thought to.
We can’t stumble with them through the jagged debris. We can’t smell the stench.
But our screens flood with images of rubble, of corpses, of endless lines for aid.

Will these scenes seep deep into our minds and hearts?
Can we feel the pain of sisters and brothers who hurt like we hurt?
Bleed like we bleed?
Mourn like we mourn?

Lord, give us compassion and a spirit of sacrifice, to respond with generosity and prayer
For those who’ve died in Typhoon Haiyan and those who’ll pick up the pieces.
Bless us, too, with the wisdom to weigh our ways of being
And discern how our lifestyles might be forcing nature’s hand.

Amen

Posted November 11, 2013
Copyright © 2013, Center of Concern

 

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