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VIEWPOINT: Typhoon Haiyan recovery and donation links

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of the Philippines who were hit by the typhoon. As charities and governments around the world work to rush aid to the region, we continue to hear news of the devastation and the absence of significant aid. Following experiences like Katrina and the February tornado, the people of the Pine Belt know all too well the devastating effects of a severe storm. Imagine that in a country with little to no infrastructure. The recovery efforts in the Philippines will continue for some time. Please keep those affected by this disaster in your thoughts. If you are interested in contributing to the recovery, go to wdam.com click on the top story for a list of organizations working to get relief to the survivors in the affected region.

This is today's viewpoint.

To donate to the Typhoon Haiyan victims, see the following links.

Save the Children: http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6115947/k.8D6E/Official_Site.htm

UNICEF:http://www.unicef.org/index.php

Red cross: http://www.redcross.org.ph/donate

Americares: http://www.americares.org/who-we-are/newsroom/news/monster-cylone-typhoon-haiyan-yolanda-strikes-philippines.html

International Rescue Committee (IRC) http://www.rescue.org/

Samaritan's Purse: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/article/super-typhoone-haiyan-response/

World Vision: http://www.worldvision.org/

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