The strongest storm ever recorded, left massive damage in its wake.
By some accounts, as many as 10,000 people may be dead.
For the survivors, a shortage of food, supplies and especially drinkable water is the most immediate challenge.
The U.S. Marines are helping in the relief effort.
The storm has weakened, and moved on to Northern Vietnam and Southern China.
So many people need medical treatment that some Philippine hospitals have had to stop accepting new patients.
Chicago’s Filipino-American community is organizing fundraisers to help victims of the typhoon.
Starting a 6:00 p.m. Monday, donations will be accepted at Allegretti’s Pizzeria in Des Plaines.
Sunda restaurant in Chicago is holding a fundraising lunch on Friday. All money goes to the Philippine Red Cross.
Donations also can be made at http://www.redcross.org to help the American Red Cross rescue and relief effort in the Philippines.