A Little Help Goes A Long Way #ReliefPH

Monday, November 11, 2013 Veronica Joyce 4 Comments

{We are knocking at your hearts. Let us help our brothers and sisters affected by Typhoon Yolanda.
You may give non-perishable goods or cash donations to
Sto. Domingo Church Information Desk)

No words can express how much we are grieving as a nation after seeing the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. It left a large portion of Eastern Visayas, Samar and Leyte, devastated. Thousands have lost homes and loved ones and are now in a terrible and vulnerable situation. For a while, a majority of us didn't have a clear picture of the storm's wrath, communication lines were down and a lot of us who have relatives in the area had no means to contact even a single family member. As we get a glimpse of the storm's devastation, as images, videos and stories flash before us, we grieve even more.

Tacloban City, was severely hit. Its people badly need water, food, clothes, medicine and temporary shelter as their homes were torn to pieces. A lot of us are rendered helpless by this recent tragedy but we believe that a little help when accumulated goes a long way. The government, several other civic and private groups are now organizing relief operations to help the victims survive and hopefully rebuild their lives.

Manila was spared this time. But even so, it is hard to ignore the current situation of our brothers and sisters in the Visayas. We cry every time we hear their pleas, and we (at least, I do) cry even more when we see various groups and individuals give even the things they badly need themselves to alleviate the pain and suffering of others.

There are so many ways to extend help. Our local church is currently gathering donations to be sent out to the affected areas (details above). For people in and outside of the Philippines, there are a lot of options:

Philippine Red Cross
American Red Cross
Canadian Red Cross
British Red Cross
Catholic Relief Services

More ways to help are listed here.

Apart from donations, we can all spare a few minutes to pray for the souls of those who perished and for the renewed hope and strength of those who survived this recent tragedy.

The extent of the damage this calamity has brought us is unimaginable but the Filipino people, resilient as ever, will rise through this.

God bless all of us.

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  1. It's so great you provided different places to donate to. Wishing everyone the best in healing through this tragedy!


  2. Let's pray that they can overcome their situation and begin a new life with hope.