Last week, the Philippines has been ravaged by one of the worst disasters ever recorded in recent history, destroying shelters, demolishing livelihood, killing thousands and displacing countless more. With the enormous storm surge and massive flooding, it is estimated that more than 2.1 million families or 9.3 million individuals have been affected by super typhoon. It is feared that more than 10,000 people may have died in Tacloban city alone. The amplitude of the devastation is getting bigger and bigger as authorities assess areas affected by the horrifying storm surge.
This is the second major disaster in the Philippines in just a span of four weeks after the powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Bohol and Cebu on 15th of October. Barely recovering from the wrath of the recent massive earthquake, these provinces are also affected by the most powerful natural calamity in the world.
The huge challenge now is to assist these affected provinces to recuperate from such destruction and to provide all the victims with basic necessities like food, water, medicine, clothing and shelter.
Sofitel Philippine Plaza also launched an online donation drive, accepting monetary donations via Paypal. Sofitel aims to raise 5 Million pesos for this cause.
My blogger friends and I were able to raise money by selling our pre-loved clothes online. We’re also auctioning some of them! Hope you could help us out!
You can also donate clothes, noodles, biscuits, canned goods, rice, bottled water, coffee, basic medicines, first aid kits, sanitary napkins, slippers, blankets, etc.
There is no storm too massive that could weather the Filipino spirit! Send your donations online via Paypal at http://tinyurl.com/haiyandonate.