I am truly thankful that #YolandaPH spared our area. My heart, though, weighs heavy with the thought of fellow Filipinos in the hardest hit areas whose homes and lives were savaged by the storm. My heart cries for my friends who have no news of their family from these places.
But life goes on. Yolanda has left. Today I actually did my laundry, taking advantage of the heat. In the afternoon, as a stand-in for my parents, I joined a group of Holy Land pilgrims for their reunion and merry-making here in Dumaguete.
Amid today’s happy get-together, I remember in prayer, our country and our people and call our strengths as Filipinos. Resilient. Vibrant. Alive.
The Philippines needs help. Here’s how:
Donate via text:
Text RED <amt> to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart). Denominations in 5, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 and 1000.
If you have relatives, friends or simply know anyone at any place who need help, you may use the following:
* Facebook via https://www.facebook.com/phredcross
* Twitter @philredcross with the hashtag #RescuePH
* Text “RescuePH < Name of person to rescue > < address, municipality> ” SEND TO 26008 (Globe) or 68008 (SMART)
Sample: “RescuePH Juan dela Cruz #5 Avenida Ave, Davao City Collapsed roof 0918-1231234”