Monday, December 19, 2011

Giving and Sharing When Bad Things Happen

Image from Philippine Red Cross Website
One recent Philippine news that has come to the attention of International news is the flash flood that occurred in Cagayan de Oro, Iligan and Dumaguete. It is very saddening that these calamities happen and would you believe just when it is almost Christmas. Now, a lot of people have already died and many have lost houses and properties. How can we help in such a time as these?

 I have shared in my other blog a post entitled Why Bad Things Happen? I wrote it last January 2010 in response to the same dilemma as is happening now. I hope people could read it and find some strength, faith and hope despite the bad things that are happening in the midst of calamities.

 Paula of BC Bloggers also wrote a post about how people could help the victims of the flash flood. I'm sure every Filipino has a concern for his disadvantaged fellowmen. So, I'm quoting here a portion of her post regarding how we could give our donation for the flood victims. We can send our donations to the Philippine Red Cross.

You can either send your donation via SMS or you can send your donation online via the Philippine Red Cross website. Forms of payment available include Paypal, Credit Card, BancNet, etc.

To donate via SMS:

For Globe subscribers: via SMS, c/o Red Cross – text RED and send to 2899 – valid donation amounts are P5, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 and 1000 (For ex, RED 10). Transaction is free.
via GCASH, text DONATE and send to 2882 

For Smart subscribers: via SMS, c/o Red Cross – text RED and send to 4143 – valid donation amounts are P10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500, 1000 (For ex, RED 10).

You can find more ways to volunteer and donate (if you want to donate in kind also) to the Sendong typhoon victims from Mona's blog post.

Christmas is really about giving and sharing, right? So, why not give and share now with our less fortunate kababayans.


reese said...

grabeng devastation talaga ito! maybe i will write an article about the typhoon tomorrow

about the zero day remittance:
OFW's remittances ang bumubuhay sa ekonomya ng pinas, kung wala ang remittances niyo mas devastated ang pinas

the protest had an impact, isang araw na di magpadala ang OFW, walang kita ang pinas, actually before the protest the government accused migrante of economic sabotage

Chin chin said...

You've always been supportive of any cause that benefits the country, reese.

Re the OFW remittances, it's really that big that one day with no remittance is a big impact? Wow!