The typhoon that slammed the Philippines resulted in a lot of destruction. It was one of the biggest disasters in history! More than 4,000 people were killed, and over 2,000,000 people went homeless. Many more needed help. Thousands of buildings and structures were flattened. The scene in some cities is utter devastation. The Philippine nation needed - and still needs - help, and plenty of it!
Well, the Christmas spirit started early this year - in November! It will surely continue through Christmas. So many countries, businesses and people are giving aid of some kind or another... tents, blankets, medical supplies, food, equipment, troops, and money ($1,000,000,000) ! One of the most urgent and biggest needs is water! Even though they are surrounded by water, none of it is suitable for drinking. Many people are desperate for it. Water is something we take for granted, even scorn, but the people who really need it are loving it. To them water is vital! I don't know how Christmas will be for those who have survived, but they have the best gift of all... life!