Help a small village decimated by Haiyan

Two days before typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda hit the Philippines, my parents and sister moved to my mother's childhood village of Maslog, on the southern shore of remote Eastern Samar. The center of the typhoon hit the small village of several hundred, and aside from a few concrete homes, the village was decimated. Due to Maslog's remote location and severely damaged main road, aid and supplies overlook the area and go to Tacloban, the large port city seen in the news (Tacloban is about 50 miles away on the neighboring island of Leyte).
I have been asked by many how to aid my family and get supplies to the village, as it is very hard to get money and supplies from the U.S. to the Philippines. My cousin in Manila can get your donations (mostly in the form of essentials) directly to the village. If necessary, I will go to the Philippines and deliver the funds and supplies to the village personally.
Just a few dollars can buy so much, from a sack of rice to safe drinking water. Your small donation would make such a large impact on people who have been through so much trauma and have lost everything.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
(This picture is of my mom in the village in 2009)
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Myra Balasbas Long 
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Beaverton, OR
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