Sunday, November 10, 2013

How you can help the victims of super typhoon Yolanda / Haiyan

Just in case you guys were worried about me, seeing all the news about how typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) has devastated the Philippines and all, we are all fine.  We braced ourselves for the storm of the year, only to experience just cloudy skies, moderate rainfall, and a little wind.

Yes, Cagayan de Oro was spared this time (and I appreciated the long weekend, I needed that).  Others, however, were not so lucky…and later on in this blog I will tell you how you can help them.

I’ve read that the death toll from super typhoon Yolanda / Haiyan could reach 10,000.  That’s a staggering statistic.  There are shocking photos all over the internet of jaw-dropping devastation.  Here are just a few of them (Note: none of these photos are mine.  I got them from Google)








The house of my uncle, based in Roxas City, Capiz, has also been ravaged by the typhoon.  I was heartbroken when I saw what used to be his roof now lay crumbled all over the living room.  Thankfully, nobody got seriously hurt, but it breaks my heart nonetheless.





Now here’s where you come in.  The rest of this blog entry will feature information on how you can help the victims of super typhoon Yolanda / Haiyan.  I appeal to your humanitarian hearts to help the Filipino people, especially those in the small seaside town where my father grew up.

Let’s start with the latter, shall we?  My cousins are among those at the forefront of helping Capiz get back on its feet.  They are accepting donations for their efforts and I humbly ask that if you’d like to help, focus primarily on the efforts of these two.  I do not like to give any mobile numbers out here on my blog, so I am going to give links to their Facebook profiles, so that you can contact them through that.  Here they are:
(11/14/2013 UPDATE:  My cousin has just given me her permission to post her account details here, so you can send cash her way to help the Capiz area.  Here it is: Rosleen Ann Alado  BDO Jupiter-Reposo branch savings acct number 6940023142.  Please email me the amount you give so I can help her track it.  Thanks.)

If you want to send help to the Philippines in general and not to any particular area, then here’s how you do it:

If you want to send financial help electronically, you can do so through the Philippine Red Cross.  Here’s a link to their page that offers several ways you can send your donations.

For food, clothing, and other types of donations, you may drop them off at any LBC branch in the country or worldwide.  You may find a list and contact numbers of all LBC branches worldwide here.

I’d like to end by posting what CNN (or was that a CNN reporter) said about our people.  I totally agree, and let’s show this spirit by helping out through the information I gave above.  God bless you all.


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20 comments:

  1. It's great posting this! I am looking for ways to donate for the victims of the Typhoon and this would help a lot. Thanks :D

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  2. We sympathize those who were the victims of typhoon "Yolanda". Hope we could share what we have for them.

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  3. It is easier to rise again when there's a helping hand. Thanks for giving the tip. Suki ako ng LBC for shipments so.. there. got to make a small move

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  4. The Super Typhoon has really been devastating. I'll try to help in my own way.

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  5. looking at the photos show an emotional disaster to many filipinos and to other people across the globe. if there's one thing that we showed the world, really it's how we face serious challenges and how we stand up, after it.

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  6. Thanks for sharing vital info where one can send his/her donation. My family had send na our donation sa Red Cross.

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  7. My dad's origin is from Baybay and Palo, Leyte. I've been in Tacloban twice. I never thought that the city was totally wiped out. I cried watching the videos of the people asking for help and assistance. I noticed that lots of countries extended help for the victims, I hope their cash and kind donations will be put in good use.

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  8. Really damaged some of the people of the Visayan region. Donations for them comes from different sources.

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  9. Those affected by the destruction brought upon by typhoon Yolanda need all the help they can get. We must all do our part.

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  10. I would like to help those who are packing the goodies for the victims of the typhoon. Not only does this community service benefit other people, I can also feel happy knowing that I've done something good for the society.

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  11. The aftermath of typhoon Yolanda is really devastating. I may not be directly affected due to I live in Manila but seeing and hearing the stories on what had happened really made me so sad.

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  12. Thanks for reminding, LBC had one of the branch here in Kuala Lumpur and we'll share the awareness as well to Filipino community.

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  13. My group is accepting donations for our affected brothers and sister of Typhoon Yolanda. In my own little way I can help my relatives who are living in Matalom, Leyte. Though they are not badly hit by the super typhoon they still ask for help for their neighboring provinces. Details here: https://www.facebook.com/pal.raine/posts/3615383399636

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  14. Carl: This is a very sad news. We must help in our own ways. What is important right now is we give help to the victims.

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  15. Our country mostly gets the brunt of mother nature.we get these typhoons and yet Filipinos always survive and become stronger. The Filipinos are resilient and God fearing people.

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  16. Thanks for sharing this! I also compiled a list of drop off places for everyone na gustong tumulong :)

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  17. OMG. first 3 letters I uttered when I saw the first photo palang. Grabe talaga yung typhoon na yan. :( it's so heartbreaking to see what happened to the affected areas.

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  18. This is the worst tragedy Philippines had encountered for this year and to those who were not affected by the typhoon let's do what we can share to help our countrymen. No matter how small or big, it could mean a lot when those help are combined together.

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  19. It's really heart-breaking that our brothers and sisters have to suffer this cruel tragedy. Grabe talaga ang ginawa ni Yolanda. :( Now, what's important is we try to help the victims of the typhoon.

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  20. Very sad news indeed. What makes it worse is that our country is ill equipped for this kind of calamity. :(

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