View Full Version : Haiyan strikes the Philipines...

2013.11.07, 09:59 PM
Just hoping for the best for our MiniZ brothers over in the Pacific! That storm is insanely huge! They're saying Haiyan (Yolanda) may be the strongest ever in recorded history. Stay safe over there!

2013.11.10, 08:45 AM
reading this made me happy for the little things...


i cant imagine the pain and lost

2013.11.12, 04:46 AM
hi folks... thank God my family and i are safe and didn't feel the real effects of the super typhoon yolanda that hit our country the philippines a couple days ago...

as my family and i were on vacation in the us, i've received news and heard reports that a super typhoon would pass through the philippines...

i knew it was big... one of the strongest reported in the world... and as it hit our country, my heart grew heavy and i prayed as i saw video's and read reports...

as we touched down and landed in manila (nov 11, a couple of days after the typhoon passed)... i felt relieved that we were safe...

even though we live in makati some 580km away from the center of the storm (reports say that yolanda's reach was approx 600km in diameter), i really felt for my countrymen who live down south, where most of the damage was felt... they are in dire need of food, water, medicine and clothing...

a couple of hours ago, i just spoke to one of my friends who lives in tacloban (one of the towns that were really hit hard)... i was glad to hear his voice, as some of our friends were wondering if he was all right...

he is now safe, and has moved his family to cebu... he mentioned that the devastation was immense and absolute... his town was leveled, it was almost like a war zone... people were turning desperate and there wasn't any sense of peace and order... no food, no water, no electricity, and looting was abound...

so he decided to leave... and on his exodus to cebu, he mentioned seeing dead bodies around... it was truly heart wrenching...

on the other hand, it is also heart warming, as some stories begin to surface, it shows the true spirit of the filipino people, and general concern for humanity as other countries continue pledge support and aid... i'm sure that we, as a nation, can't say thank you enough...

as i type this... i am humbly asking to help out if you can, i believe that there is no amount that is too small... i will find credible organizations for you to send your donations... on the top of my head i'm thinking philippine red cross... hoping to find others and will post them soon... God bless you all, and God bless the philippines... and once again thank you...

2013.11.12, 05:02 AM
click here for some news reports (http://news.yahoo.com/philippine-typhoon-deaths-climb-thousands-092323892.html)

here (http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/524723/ma-just-let-go-save-yourself)

here too (http://globalnation.inquirer.net/90441/they-never-forgot-japan-returns-favor-to-ph-sends-medical-teams-to-yolanda-hit-areas)

areal pics (https://www.facebook.com/john.magiceye/media_set?set=a.10201123110508407.1073741953.14886 07631&type=1)

2013.11.12, 10:29 AM
that's so sad..i cant imagine the pain anyone of those people are going through. my heart goes out to you all

2013.11.18, 01:17 AM
here are some sites that accept donations... many thanks

philippine red cross (http://www.redcross.org.ph/donatenow.php)

world food programme (https://www.wfp.org/donate/typhoon)

unicef (http://donate.unicef.ph/campaign/24/typhoon-yolanda)

save the children (https://secure.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.8855857/k.E53D/Donate_to_the_Typhoon_Haiyan_Childrens_Relief_Fund/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp)

habitat for humanity (http://www.give2habitat.org/philippines/ReBuildPhilippines)

2013.11.18, 04:24 AM
would appreciate if you can support this cause... as a fellow rotarian, i'm sure this will definitely have a great impact and help people with little access to clean water... please click on link below

lifestraw water filters for typhoon haiyan victims (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lifestraw-water-filters-for-typhoon-haiyan-victims/x/5438171)

(from the above link)

The Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale is raising funds to donate LifeStraw® Personal, LifeStraw® Family, and LifeStraw® Community water filters & purifiers to emergency family shelters in the most disaster affected areas.

By distributing LifeStraw® water filters & purifiers to shelters and aid stations, we can rapidly provide people with safe, clean water.

We will match your donations up to $23,000, and use the total funds raised of at least $46,000 to purchase LifeStraw® water purifiers for immediate distribution.

With this matching program, the Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale is hoping to provide more than 250 community shelters and safe spaces for children with safe, clean water. The filters will be delivered directly to our international humanitarian partners who are currently engaged in on-the-ground disaster relief in the Philippines: ShelterBox, Lutheran World Relief (LWR), and Child Fund International.

The timing is urgent. We need to deliver these purifiers within the next two weeks, so please donate whatever you can.