Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Haiyan Appeal...

I used to be very scared of typhoon when I was a kid growing up in Hong Kong. The thunder boomed, the lightening flashed across the black sky, the rain slammed against the windows, and the wind howled like a pack of wolves. The thing was, I at home with shelter, electricity, food and water, and my family. I was SAFE.

Unfortunately, the people in Phillipines weren't so SAFE. More than 11 million from 36 provinces had been affected and more than 10,000 people were feared dead since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines on Friday. The coming days and weeks are critical. Hundreds of thousands of people have no shelter, food or water and families are already being forced to drink contaminated water from open wells. The threat of disease and malnutrition is high. The need for life-saving emergency aid is huge.

We can change governments, jobs, the economy and even the rights of marriage, but we can't change Mother Nature. Therefore I urge you to make a donation! Talk to your local charity and Filipino organisations to find ways to help out. For those who are in the UK, I know that the British Red Cross is taking donations because I just did it!

I know that the Filipino people will be strong, united and will rise up from this tragedy. But strength comes from the help of others so PLEASE donate if you can because every very little helps! Thank you x


Jeremiah Andrews said...


I've borrowed this appeal and placed it on my blog. We have a lot in common. And rebuilding total destruction will take decades. Been there, done that.

Thanks for the reminder to participate.


Anonymous said...

I'm Filipino. Thank you for this post. We really appreciate all the concern the whole world has been showing for us. :)

Navi said...

Hi, PR8. Been reading you since I was in college, all the way from the Philippines. Thank you for this.

Diamentas said...

pray for them