(House of Representatives - November 13, 2013)

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                             TYPHOON HAIYAN

  (Mrs. DAVIS of California asked and was given permission to address 
the House for 1 minute.)
  Mrs. DAVIS of California. Mr. Speaker, the typhoon in the Philippines 
has left a wake of unimaginable devastation.
  Those living in the areas hardest hit by the storm are embarking on 
the excruciating process of trying to pick up the pieces. Members of 
the San Diego region's large Filipino community are determined to send 
aid to their native country. They are collecting clothing, food, and 
encouraging cash donations.
  The feeling of helplessness from my constituents that have family 
living in the area where the typhoon hit is profound. It is important 
that people understand where their efforts are most needed and where 
their donations will be best used.
  It is in these difficult moments like this where we witness unbridled 
compassion and empathy, and I am pleased that the humanitarian efforts, 
which our military and aid communities do so well, are under way, and 
at least 13 other countries have joined the effort as well.
  The help is not arriving as fast as those suffering from hunger, 
cold, illness, and homelessness need.
  The Filipino Americans in our districts are looking to us to continue 
our role as leaders in humanitarian aid. Let's continue to help those 
most in need.