The super typhoon Haiyan hit us last November 8 and nobody could have been prepared with the wrath of that magnitude. Manila was pardoned from this great tragedy and was left intact. But a lot of people from Central Visayas were greatly affected by this event. The devastation is unexplainable and seeing the news and the people is so heart breaking.
As I see more news coming in from the devastated areas my urge to help grew stronger. I knew I had to do something. This was important and actions need to be taken.
Currently I am affiliated with the Rotary Club of Mandaluyong North and we are finding ways on the best way to help out. We have sought solicitations from our members and the money collected will be used to buy goods needed for everyday existence such as food and water. We are also encouraging them to look into their closet and donate some of their old clothes.
These items will then be collected together with the other clubs of Rotary within our district and will then be sent directly to the victims of the typhoon.
With this post I wish I could encourage others to help out or spread awareness about the situation. A lot of help is coming in but the recovery from this situation is a long process and they need all the help that they could get.
To my friends overseas thank you for your concern I was overwhelmed with countless messages asking how I was and to everyone I greatly appreciate you taking time to check on me and my family. Our friendships go beyond our bond over books and stories and forever I am grateful for these relationships.
Let us all do our part to help out. Every action will go a long way. Let us all try and make a difference.