Typhoon Yolanda Relief Efforts in the Philippines

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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.

 

http://money.howstuffworks.com/10-worst-things-donate-after-disaster2.htm

 

is a good guide to go by as well

 

 my avatar is the Philippine Tarsier, cute bug eyed primates. 🙂

 

 

 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Canadians might want to consider another charity, so it’s eligible for the matching program:

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/11/11/philippines_typhoon_how_to_donate_to_typhoon_haiyan_relief_efforts.html

 

@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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@AB Bride:  Haiyan=Yolanda

Yolanda is the local (Philippines) name. Haiyan is international naming system.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@AB Bride:  thanks for that link. I’m sharing it on FB to all my Canadian friends!

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@futuremrskirkman:  No, it’s good to know.  I’ve heard both in the media too and I had no idea why!

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