|It was only a less than a month ago when
the country was also takenby surprise by a
7.2 magnitude earthquake; and over the
last weekend, super Typhoon Yolanda
(international code name 'Haiyan') terrified
us once more. There are a suspected over
2,000 people dead after the storm and this
number is expected to rise as many affected
areas have not yet been reached.
Other severely affected areas that need help
are Samar, Cebu, Capiz, Palawan, Negros
More than 350,000 people are awaiting supplies in 1,220 evacuation centres, with 4.3million people across the country affected by Haiyan (UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs) and these are the people who are supposed to be survivors, who continue to strive for survival even until now.
The damage to properties is unimaginable; a lot of people are without shelter, and more heart breaking is that there is less or no food and water, thus hunger and sickness are all over. Help are now pouring, but are still not sufficient considering the magnitude of the devastation and the number of victims.
Here are ways how you/we can be Part of it:
Sponsor Habitat for Humanity's Repair Kits
Each kit costs PhP15,000 will help each family repair or build temporary shelter.
Support Seat of Hope Fund-raising Drive
Net proceeds of the benefit show, Cinderella, will go to Isla Lipana Foundation's "Seat of Hope" Project" where priority areas will be the areas affected by the recent calamities.
Please contact Allan Cao for details:
Telephone: +63 (2) 845 2728 ext 3183
Mobile: +63 0917 5218616
Volunteer to repack relief goods
Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Mandaluyong Branch is in dire need of manpower to repack relief goods. Please contact Athenis Joy San Jose (Email: email@example.com) as to the day (starting 14 November to 17 November 2013) you're available so we can arrange the logistics. We will try to control the number of volunteers and spread to as many other days so please contact us early for priorization of your preferred day(s). The repacking station is located at The Professional Tower Building along Boni Avenue, EDSA, Mandaluyong City (near Boni MRT Station).
Lastly, your continued prayers to our countrymen to be stronger and to surpass this unfortunate tragedy will do and will mean a lot.
Thank you and God bless your heart!
Isla Lipana & Co. Corporate Responsibility Team