It was the same month last year when I posted these blog entries (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). Yes I always get teary eyed when I see homeless people especially the elderly and newborn facing the cold struggle. Looks like history has a way of repeating itself. As much as possible I do not want to watch/read the news because it upsets me. BUT these are the times I know I can help, the power of social media are very visible during these times. I am sending all my prayers to those who are in the evacuation center and have nothing to eat or to keep them dry.
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Around 7:30 in the morning, I accompanied my grandma in her usual morning walks. The aftermath was in front of my eyes. I do not want to believe it but it was there, naked and quiet. The submerged houses, the blank stares of people, the well-lighted lamp-post, the wet road seemed to bring a sense of hopelessness. Do not get me wrong, I know how strong we are as a country, but if you saw what transpired and think about the lost lives, it can and it does bring tears to a mournful heart.
The pictures that I am about to share were all taken in one area, Ugong Pasig City where I am staying during work days with my Grandma. I know that this is nothing compared to other areas, but the fact that its flooded, it’s worth sharing.
Since last week, our dearest country has suffered from non stop rains brought by Typhoon Gener. When I talk about rains, rain in the morning, afternoon, evening and dawn that caused floods in all areas. I do not know how I can help at this very moment but maybe sharing these pictures that I got from my online community will raise awareness that we are now in a critical state. Please pray for our country, it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Prayers can always move mountains, I am a believer.
HOW TO HELP?
Here is one good site where you can donate if you do not have time to buy/look for grocery and clothes that you want to share: ONLINE DONATION GAWAD KALINGA
You can also donate by texting to RED CROSS: To donate to @philredcross text RED <amt> to 2899. Transaction is FREE.Send to 2899. Available amounts are 5, 25, 50 or 100. Ex. RED 50
If you need any rescue RED CROSS NUMBERS are HOTLINE 143 TRUNKLINE 527-0000