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Please #PrayForThePhilippines

August 7, 2012
It pains me knowing that many Filipinos are now sufferig because of the continuous rain pouring down. Two years ago, we experienced a typhoon called Ondoy. Two years may seem like a long time ago but to many that typhoon caused a lot of pain and suffering. Lives were lost, people were hurt, many got sick and a lot lost many of their belongings including homes and even pets. Now there’s another typhoon hovering over the Philippines and again, many are scared and have been greatly affected by the floods. The rain continues to fall and many are being evacuated from their homes. Heartbreaking.

The thing that is very inspiring about this whole thing is that fact that many Filipinos have united in doing what they can to help. In the midst of this tragedy, heroism and resilience have again been very evident. From civilans, to rescue team composed of army and navy personnel to the police force have been on the go helping strangers from the rooftops of their homes. Filipinos have yet again proven that this may be something negative, but something positive always results from it. We become a unified and strong nation regardless of class, education and religion. Multiple ways of help have been pouring in may it be physical, a tweet, a Facebook update or through one’s own little way, a prayer will go a long way.

My heart goes out to the pets that have been displaced and lost their families/masters. They can’t scream for help and they aren’t the priority in situations like this but please if you see animals or pets in need of rescue please contact PETA at 817-5292 as well as PAWS.

For those in the Philippines, SAVE THESE NUMBERS and REMEMBER THESE HASHTAGS. Better safe than sorry so I hope you all take time out to snap a photo of this or save it on to your computers and phones.

Also, if you can, stay glued on to your TV’s, laptops and phones for updates and don’t forget to charge your gadgets as well. I’ll be retweeting things that will be helpful for you all to be updated. I saw this on Facebook and think this is beautiful. TAKE CARE EVERYONE and please continue to #PRAYFORTHEPHILIPPINES.

If you can’t physically help, prayers and well wishes will be just as helpful and as powerful as well. Here are links and info on places you can go to, to lend a helping hand or donate.

A list via YAHOO! News

A list via Rappler.com

A list via GMA News Online

– Red Cross
– DSWD
– ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya
– GMA Kapuso Foundation #OperationBayanihan
– AdMU DreaM Team
– LaSallian Relief Operations
– Office of the President’s Relief Operations & Evacuation Centers
– Operation Blessing through 700 Club Asia

Other locations: (Drop Off Sites)
– Assumption College San Lorenzo, Makati City
– CSA, Dasmarinas Village
– Ateneo Professional Schools Building in Rockwell
– Enderun Colleges, Taguig City
– SM Mega Mall Building A
– Whitespace, Pasong Tamo
– MoonLeaf Tea Shop, Maginhawa St., UP – Starting Aug.8 11AM
– SM, Ayala & Robinson’s Malls
– Sanctuario de San Antonio, Forbes Park, Makati
– Rue Bourbon, Eastwood City
– All McDonald’s branches in Metro Manila
– Assumption Antipolo Family Council office
– Seed Montessori School

WHAT TO DONATE:

FOOD ITEMS:
• Bottled water
• Cooked Rice
• Canned goods
(preferably those that do not need can openers – sardines, vienna sausage, etc)
• Dried fish
• 1 kilo sugar
• Coffee
• Milk
• Vegetable Noodles

NON-FOOD ITEMS:
• Medicines (Paracetamol, Betadine, etc.)
• Old and new clothes
both for adults and kids
(pants, t-shirts, shorts, underwear)
• Plastic sheets
• Sleeping mats
• Blankets
• Kitchen utensils
• Medicines
• Water containers
• Laundry soaps
• Sanitary napkins (for women/ladies)
• Tissue

I’ll be updating this post whenever I get tweets and emails. Feel free to contact me so I may update this list or simply comment below if you like. Continue praying for the Philippines and helping anyway you possibly can!

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16 Comments leave one →
  1. Janilla permalink
    August 7, 2012 3:56 pm

    Aww. 😥 its really heartbreaking knowing that some of your fellow country men are experiencing massive floods and loses their homes and you can’t do anything to help them 😦 Thank you for this post, Patricia! You’re not just really really beautiful outside but perfectly perfecly inside. Ya have a golden heart.! You inspire me a lot. You are a role model. Keep it up! May the Great Lord bless you more for your kindness.

    • Patricia Prieto permalink*
      August 8, 2012 6:44 am

      It really is, and up until now the rain continues to make itself felt. I know I can’t do much but I’ll do whatever I can to help those who need help. Thank you for your very kind comment. God bless as well and if you can, say a little prayer for the Philippines. THANK YOU!!

  2. Pinky dela Merced permalink
    August 7, 2012 8:11 pm

    It’s inspiring that fashionistas like you do your share during tragedies like this. Keep it up Patricia. God bles you and your family 🙂

    • Patricia Prieto permalink*
      August 8, 2012 4:23 am

      I just try to do whatever it is I can to help. For now I’ll use the Internet but I’ll help out more later 🙂 Thank you and God bless to you and your family as well 🙂

  3. mae permalink
    August 8, 2012 12:38 am

    Can I reblog this?

  4. August 8, 2012 2:16 am

    great initiative and thanks for sharing – the main news channels don’t cover this. I will in Thailand and was here last year when we had the worst floods in over 50 years – it was so terrible and most people are still recovering and scared to return home even after 12 months for fears of the same thing happening again.

    • Patricia Prieto permalink*
      August 8, 2012 6:45 am

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you think so!! I know, many are still recovering from the massive floods which hit here two years ago. Hoping that things get better!

  5. August 8, 2012 6:58 am

    Hi Patricia! 🙂 Just helping out spread news from your readers. I hope everyone in your family is dry and safe! >:)<

    My school, Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan is giving back the help we have received during Sendong. Reresback na kami. 🙂

    Info in this pic for cash donations:

    For relief goods, it may be dropped off in our campus. XU Magis Building.

    PAL is also accepting free help for donations, etc.

    "Interested charitable or non-profit organizations should email the PAL Foundation Executive Director – menchu_sarmiento@pal.com.ph – with a packing list of high value relief items, number, sizes and weight in kilos of the boxes, and their counterpart NGO or consignee's complete contact details.

    For more information, please call the PAL Foundation at (02) 8512980 or (02) 8526096; (02) 8558000 local 2143 or 2563 for any questions."

    We'll keep praying, stay safe everyone! 🙂

  6. Ara permalink
    August 8, 2012 7:21 am

    La Salle Zobel is also accepting donations! 🙂 (as well as DLSU and LSGH)

  7. August 8, 2012 9:22 am

    Reblogged this on -a happily ever after story- and commented:
    I really want to go out and help but for now this is the least I can do…

  8. August 8, 2012 10:49 pm

    Hey Patricia,

    I’m trying to raise funds to donate by making “Filipino” decals – all the proceeds will be donated and I need help spreading the word. The decals can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/106368291/filipino-pilipino-vinyl-decals-for and my blog post here: http://rethinkborders.blogspot.com/2012/08/prayforthephilippines.html I would really appreciate your help. Thank you so much!

  9. gerone permalink
    August 9, 2012 2:20 am

    Reblogged this on Tala-araw-arawan and commented:
    The rains haven’t stopped and more lives are endangered by the minute. Really now, I think all we can do is help our fellows in need. And pray.

  10. August 9, 2012 12:10 pm

    Reblogged this on miljoanne.

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