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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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