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The Philippines need your help

SantaClaus

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I was talking with Ioshi (sp★rkle), a lovely member of this board and I think there's something you should know.

Lots of people died because of the typhoon in Philippines, but there are also lots of people in need now.

so if you can, please donate to the American Red Cross. Call 1-800-435-7669 and you'll help to the typhoon victims in Philippines :)
 

SantaClaus

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http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/video/video.php?v=1218862544594

Some of you may have heard the news about the typhoon that struck the Philippines. We need your prayers. A lot of people are still missing and plenty of families has lost their homes. At the moment, its starting to rain again and we are told that another typhoon is about to hit the city. If you guys could also send help, please do... Thank you x

Friends in the US and Canada who wish to help in the rescue/relief operations,you may donate through the American Red Cross. Call 1-800-435-7669.

Bayanihan Filipino Community Center (for people in NY): send your donations at Bayanihan Filipino Community Center, 40-21 69th St, Woodside NY 11377

(I pass by that tunnel in the video to school, the water's around 20 ft deep)

God bless you x
 

sp★rkle

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In kind donations (medicine, canned goods, clothes, blankets and the like) are actually HIGHLY needed. But in whatever way you can help (cash, kind, prayers or by merely telling your friends about it) is highly appreciated. Here's another link on how to donate:

http://www.redcross.org.ph/Site/PNRC/wtd.aspx


God bless. x
 

Lizzybear

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Absolutely Ioshi! :nice: I will definitely try to help in whatever way i can :) Be safe...you and your family and friends...
 

sp★rkle

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Some students were trapped and was able to take a video of vehicles swarming in the flood

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIOlUOzDt5Y&feature=related"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIOlUOzDt5Y&feature=relatedUERM[/ame]

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqAdaiCZBQ4&feature=related"]people stranded[/ame]

Things around here are still crazy, there are still people who's stranded on the roof of their houses since Saturday and its raining again, people crossing the electric lines... There are plenty volunteers, but the victims are vast... Everyone's caught off guard...

Aaaand, I don't know how these things work, but here's another link on how to donate thru Bank.

http://helpondoyvictims.blogspot.com/
 

Tonsu

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Thank you so much Ioshi and Santa for posting about what we can do to help.

I will do what I can. All prayers with you all there in the Philippines.
 

Tonsu

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'Rescue workers are being overwhelmed by the scale of floods in the Philippines...Torrential rains from Tropical Storm Ketsana flooded the capital, Manila, and 25 nearby provinces on Saturday.

Some 80% of Manila was submerged, displacing 450,000 people. More than 115,000 are now in makeshift shelters.'


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8277905.stm
 

Sirhc

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I would love to help, I'll make a donation this afternoon. Thanks for the link. All the best for you and your family, and all the people in your country!
 

technicolor_love78

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This is so sad. Unfortunately, my family's house in Quezon City was completely flooded. But they're OK though. So, I'll definitely do what I can to help, Ioshi. I'm glad you're safe and doing well :hug: I'm keeping everyone in my prayers and thoughts!
 

sp★rkle

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Thank you for all the thoughts.

Me and my family are alright. But having witnessed the aftermath of the typhoon has really made my heart sank. I'm going out on Wednesday to help repack the goods that our University will be getting. I'm still worried about those tunnels that I have to pass through on my way to Uni so to make sure (because our local Disaster Control said they would be able to suck the water out after 2 days), I will go there by Wednesday.

One of our fellow coldplayers got stranded too last saturday but he got home safely.

Its just really traumatic that everytime it starts to rain again people start to panic. I myself had been wanting to go home because it was mentioned in the weather forecast that another typhoon will hit our country..

Look at this news:

http://www.theage.com.au/world/philippine-man-loses-own-life-after-saving-dozens-from-floods-20090928-g8o4.html

Its inspiring to know that amidst all of these devastation, some people are still willing to sacrifice their lives for others... in our local news there are 5 soldiers who died during the rescue mission. If they can do it, why can't we?

*bump bump*
 

sp★rkle

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Singapore dropoff for relief goods is @ airfreight lucky plaza #03-09. can call 62351011, they are open up to 7pm.

(I only know Min from Singapore. I hope there are others who are willing to help.)
 

Electric.Candy

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we are actually sorting out the clothes that we dont need and use them as a help for others. we have some groceries too. luckily we weren't affected by the flood...but most people are too so l'm still not happy.
Those cars floating really creeped me out. Some people were inside those cars. :disappointed:
 

Electric.Candy

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we are actually sorting out the clothes that we dont need and use them as a help for others. we have some groceries too. luckily we weren't affected by the flood...but most people are too so l'm still not happy.
Those cars floating really creeped me out. Some people were inside those cars. :disappointed:
 

Electric.Candy

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why is that my message came out as a "doubled" one? :thinking: l clicked on the 'post quick rep.' once tho. anyways...
 
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