Typhoon-ravaged Philippine province of Leyte
Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA/Landov
11/09/2013 at 10:00 AM EST
A day after one of the strongest typhoons on record devastated the Philippines
, celebrities are reaching out on social media to express their sorrow – and to urge others to help.
Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Pacific island country Friday and ravaged the city of Tacloban, where bodies were reportedly scattered on the streets after punishing waves and high winds ripped apart buildings and tore children from their parents' arms.
At least 138 people are confirmed dead, but officials have put the death toll at no fewer than 1,000, reports CNN
Celebrities – including Alyssa Milano and Kevin Bacon, as well as those with ties to the Philippines, like American Idol
's Jessica Sanchez – are using their social-media pull to urge people to donate, and to send their best wishes to the Filipino people. Here's a sampling of what they're saying.