The Philippines is currently recovering from a disaster far worse than Hurricane Katrina. Tropical storm Ondoy (international codename Ketsana) swept through Manila and 25 Luzon provinces, leaving the Philippines in a state of calamity.
Unlike the disaster that hit New Orleans in August 2005, the flooding and destruction that Ketsana brought to the Philippines is more extensive than the damage done by Hurricane Katrina. Read a related article here.
Thanks to twitter and facebook, Hollywood celebrities have expressed their sympathies and called on their fellow Americans to help the Filipino victims.
Singer Josh Groban tweeted: â€œMy heart goes out to my friends in the Philippines.â€
Teen sensation Demi Lovato also tweeted: â€œCome on guys, the Red Cross is a beautiful thing and the Philippines need OUR help.. Let’s put it to good use and make our country proud.â€
Other celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Alyssa Milano, Ricky Martin, Marie Digby, Michelle Branch, and Pete Wentz have also called on their fans and friends to help out.
The number of victims has risen to over 300,000 with a death count of over 50. If you want to help out, visit the following sites: