Helping In A Whole New Level

Typhoon Ondoy brought out the worst and best in the Philippines.

WORST: My jaw dropped as I watched the devastation that happened. My heart broke and went out to the victims. It was horrifying and a total nightmare. For the first time, my family's home in Bocaue was flooded. God was still good because at the time the water was rising my mother and sister were here with me in Cebu. They were supposed to fly back Saturday afternoon, but then my brother decided against it as the situation was getting worse. True enough, water was knee-deep inside the house.

There were many "what if's" -- What if it were only my mother left alone in the house? She would never managed the flood on her own. Even my sister would feel so helpless. But my brother could. And he was even out helping neighbors get to safety.

BEST: Bayanihan is very much alive. I am so proud of the Filipinos. Every single one of them who use social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to disseminate crucial information such as ways people could help. It is possible to help wherever you are.

There really is no excuse to be indifferent anymore. But there are people who still are. If they only knew how blessed they are from being spared. I really do think these people are the first ones who need to be out there helping the victims. Or even in their own little way such as sending cash, or post information to help others. Be involved if you want your children to live in a better Philippines.

Ways to Help:

  • Bianca Gonzales compiled this comprehensive list in her which she updates regularly. Through this I learned how I can send donations from Cebu.
Here are helpful tips for those homes and cars affected by the flood:

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