A life-saving relief mission

Sam Manning’s co-op experience at a nonprofit research organization in the Philippines turned into a life-saving relief mission when a catastrophic typhoon swept through the island country last month, killing more than 5,900 people and causing some $1.6 billion in damages.

In the storm’s aftermath, the fourth-year international affairs major packaged thousands of pounds of donated rice, noodles, and sardines to send to the survivors. Many of them had lived in the seaside city of Tacloban, where 150 mile-per-hour winds ripped tin roofs off homes, snapped trees in half, and tossed large ships ashore.

“Hearing stories from people who had been …read more