Free Images of Typhoon Haiyan Damage in the Philippines

As life would have it, I was in the Philippines during and after Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) struck the Philippines. I blogged my experience, but one of the things that I was able to do was be part of a relief group into Tacloban, Leyte, and the surrounding areas to see the damage first hand.

I was able to grab some images and want to make those available to ay and all who want to use them for worship bulletins, newsletters, etc. I would just ask that you credit them to “Bruce Reyes-Chow” and link back to the photo gallery. Below are just a few of the photos.

The gallery includes some 150+ images including some street views, relief work, hospital interiors, etc.

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Damage outside of Tacloban.

View of Tacloban from the roof of Bethany Hospital.

A pile of mangled metal.

Juts one structure that was caved in on itself.

Cars thrown to and fro.

Yes, yes we do.

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A Generation Asks: WTF?

And now a message from the millennials…

Wait, what?!?!? But, we thought you were going to fix everything . . .

One of the reasons that my wife and I have committed to raising our kids in San Francisco is because we want them to be surrounded by people and perspectives like this: creative, passionate and not afraid to ask “What the Eff” about so many things? The list of amazing people with whom we have come into contact through work, school, church, etc. is long and AGAIN, our community has done it again with this latest video.

A Generation Asks: WTF? was created and produced by Mark Decena and Liz Decena for Edge Funders Alliance, whose Executive Director is long time friend, Mark Randazzo. More importantly, the girls in this video are kids I’ve known since they were in kindergarten and who are now close to adulthood.

Cue weepy dad moment.

Knowing the people involved in this particular project, while scripted for this piece, I have no doubt that these words are spoken with integrity and truth. Trust me, the spirits and personalities of these amazing human beings: their minds, passions and personalities, should convict those of us who fetishize and romanticize impact of “the next Generation” to step the hell up and do yourself what we claim we want and expect them to do.

We can solve this.

We expect you to.

Just like you expect it of us.

Good job Maggie, Samudra, Anisa, Lauren, Camilla, Zoe and Evelyn.

Message received.