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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Make A Difference Now! Send Aid to 300,000 People Displaced by Tropical Storm Kestana (Ondoy)



At the time of writing, 73 people have died and over 300,000 people have been displaced by Tropical Storm Kestana (local name “Ondoy”) that struck the Philippines with heavy, torrential rains on Saturday, September 26, 2009.
Waters rose to as much as 5 meters high in some areas and the Philippines, seeing the worst flooding in over 30 years, was caught unaware. Metro Manila and 5 outlying provinces are now in a state of calamity.



Shanties were washed away and thousands of houses and vehicles were submerged and destroyed by the floods.
Even up to now, there are over 9,000 families taking refuge in evacuation sites and there are thousands of people stranded in the roofs of their houses waiting to be rescued.

The damage to lives and property will take months to rebuild but, immediately, we need food, clothing, and medical supplies to treat our refugees.

The Philippine government is doing its best to deal with the situation. However, the National Disaster Coordinating Council is severely under-budgeted and can only do so much. The nation and various Non-Government Organizations have come together to provide aid to those who were affected by the flooding but we fear that it isn’t enough.

That is why we are turning to the international community for support and help. If you wish to help rebuild a nation and provide help to those affected by this horrible calamity, use the widgets below (PayPal / Credit card). All proceeds will go to the Philippine National Red Cross.
You can also help by helping spread the word about this site! (Use twitter, face book, or blog about it)
(Use email address: donations@philippineaid.com)

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8 loving thoughts,,:

HONEY BUNNY said...

man this is so tragic.. it breaks my heart to think of the people suffering from all the destruction. I mean i was there in manila a couple of years back and to see the pictures of the flooding is devastating. i am donating to the local charities here on Guam. There is a huge local filipino community here, and everyone is colloborating to help with the efforts. However, we're on a brink of tropical storm that could escalade into a typhoon as well... we're not too far from the P.I...

*Nehs* said...

grabe talaga!!

adin_22 said...

I've posted about this...and I ask my mom in davao to help......and a lot of blogger ladies offered there help & prayers....I hope your all safe there.....take care...

maviclicious said...

I'm helping tomorrow, I don't know i it would be in pasig or in cainta.I'm a red cross volunteer since 2005, hope you could help... they are in great need. we are needing volunteers..

maviclicious said...

@ hunny bunny, thanks for helping gurl. Hope you could also prepare for your incoming typhoon..my prayers are with you

★stillFAB. said...

Kawawa naman mga kababayan natin :(

Anyway, on a lighter note, I was reading your profile description and it said that ur a teenage mom..yep, it really is hard to balance family life (at whatever age, I think). I already have 3 kids and I started quite young, too. My 20's. That was some time ago hahahaha

well, TC!

*Followed!*

maviclicious said...

@ stillfab, thanks for following girl..

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