Post # 1
Hey there! So I used to live in the Philippines and I just moved back after I got engaged in June. My parents and youngest sister are still missionaries in the Philippines. The organization we work with is sending a team down to Tacloban City where the typhoon hit to do relief work and my family will be going.
Kid’s International Ministries has created a donation page to raise money so they can buy food, water, building supplies, etc. to bring with them. This is an AWESOME ministry that really help the Filipino people not only in times of disaster, but 365 days a year.
Here is a link to check out their donation page:
You can also check out the ministry page at:
(If you scroll to the bottom and click #19 you can see my family and the ministry I started in February)
You can donate, share the page on social media, talk about it with your friends and family, or take 5 minutes to set up your own fundraiser page. You get to create a fundraising goal and you can then share your personal page with friends and family. My dad, fiance, and I all have personal pages.
The Filipino spirit is waterproof, but they need help during this tragic time. Thank you all!
Post # 3
woo! so glad to see this!
I used to live there too. I was a Peace Corps Volunteer and the island that I lived on suffered from the 7.2 earthquake but did not suffer a direct hit from Yolanda. We were just there in June for our honeymoon. I think if we had known back in June we would have delayed our honeymoon and gone now to help with relief efforts. Our hearts are completely broken. I am blessed that everyone I know is accounted for, but the family I live with lost their home. My town has no way in or out at the moment. The Filipino spirit is unshakeable and waterproof. I am so blessed to have spent such a signficant amount of time there. Ajo ajo sa tanan.
is a good guide to go by as well
my avatar is the Philippine Tarsier, cute bug eyed primates. 🙂
Post # 4
Canadians might want to consider another charity, so it’s eligible for the matching program:
@futuremrskirkman: I’m confused by Yolanda vs. Haiyan. In the grand scheme of things it’s not important at all, but can you explain just so it’s easier to follow what’s been going on?
Post # 5
@AB Bride: Haiyan=Yolanda
Yolanda is the local (Philippines) name. Haiyan is international naming system.
Post # 7
@AB Bride: no problem
there is a tropical depression named Zoraida in the area 🙁
Post # 8
@AB Bride: thanks for that link. I’m sharing it on FB to all my Canadian friends!
Post # 9
@notbridey: sorry If that was confusing! All of my filipino friends call it Yolanda and Americans call it Haiyan. I was mainly calling it both so everyone understood. 🙂 that’s awesome that the Canadian government will donate $1! awesome!!
Post # 10
@futuremrskirkman: No, it’s good to know. I’ve heard both in the media too and I had no idea why!