What exactly is a typhoon?
What's the difference between a hurricane, a cyclone and a typhoon? Grab a parent and visit http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/cyclone.html to learn more about what makes these storms different from each other.
How can I help?
You can make a difference and help those affected by the disaster! Start by looking into the local opportunities in your community. There are likely a number of organizations that are taking action to assist those that have been affected by Typhoon Haiynan. Ask your family, school or club to coordinate a fundraiser. Get creative and try hosting a bake sale, a car wash, or even a talent show!
Talk about it!
Express how you feel about the recent tragedy and find out what kids just like you are doing to help on The Big Help Message Boards!
Here are just a few of the many organizations that are providing relief to the people in the Philippines. Want more info on how you can help these groups? Talk to your parent or guardian about reaching out to support a relief organization.