I was so disturbed the other night. All I could think of was the calamity in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan. I have distant relatives who live there and thankfully no one was harmed. There was this urge for me to help out in any way I can despite the distance.
I have never been this grateful for social media and the internet. Twitter was a key tool. There were so many ways one can help through donations in cash and in kind.
If we were living in the Philippines, I'd cancel/return all Christmas gifts then just donate the money to the victims.
Donate to Red Cross now. This is the easiest way for those living abroad with a Paypal account.
Donate to UNICEF now.
You may donate cash to buy underwear and slippers for the victims through Rock Ed.
I salute LBC for all their hardwork. You may leave your donations in kind at any LBC branch in the Philippines and abroad. Makes me wish they have a branch in Thailand.
For other ways to help out, check out these links --
A kind hearted individual compiled this almost complete list to help out in Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan.
Another excellent list compiled by Rock Ed Radio.
Many ways to help from Blogwatch.
Seriously, there is no excuse why one cannot help out.
Let us be a blessing. It feels awesome to give.