Saturday, November 30, 2013

Bangon PH: 4 Ways To Share Our Love To The Victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

As the world copes with the initial shock of how the super typhoon Yolanda has devastated, damaged and displaced the people of Leyte and other surrounding provinces, now more than ever, us, Pinoys, living here in the Philippines, should take it upon ourselves to continue helping our kababayan (countrymen) until they have the strength to rise again.

It shouldn't be a one time giving. Rather it should be something that we should commit to, at least up to the next three years, enough time to see some form of change in the lives and livelihood of those who are still fighting to survive amid the devastation, either by choice or the lack of financial resources for relocation.

It doesn't matter how much we give, what matters is that we give from our hearts and we do so consistently. Childish as it may seem to some, but I still believe that the God who multiplied the child's offering of five loaves and two fish as accounted in the four gospels, is raring to bless our gifts of love and sacrifice, in order to let our countrymen know that He hasn't forgotten them nor has He forsaken them (Hebrews 13:5).

Through several agencies, media organizations and ministries, we can extend our love to the Yolanda Victims in 4 ways. 

* Simply click the titles or photos to be directed to their sites. 

1. Donate Cash.

A. Bank Transfer or Online Deposit:

Philippine Red Cross

World Vision

For pledges, please call 654-3322 local 5.

Gawad Kalinga

Habitat for Humanity

Nuffnang Philippines

UNICEF Philippines

Jollibee Group Foundation

B. Salary Deduction.

Please coordinate with your respective companies to start a bi-monthly or monthly donation scheme to help the victims of the Super Typhoon Yolanda. 

2. Give in Kind.

3. Volunteer. 

Here's a list of government agencies and media organizations in need of volunteers both for the repacking of relief goods and for medical missions: 

ABS-CBN Foundation Sagip Kapamilya

  • To be a part of the on-going repacking operations at DSWD-NROC in Pasay City, please call 931-81-01.
Gawad Kalinga

4. Support Charity Events.

Let's continue to fan the flame of devotion for our kababayan (countrymen) in the Visayas region during these difficult times. As our hero Andres Bonifacio said in his heartfelt poem, Pag-ibig sa Tinubuang Lupa

"Hayo na nga, hayo, kayong nagabuhay
Sa pag-asang lubos ng kaginhawahan
At walang tinamo kundi kapaitan,
Hayo na't ibangon ang naabang bayan!"

Bangon Pilipinas!




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