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Wordless Wednesday #51 | Typhoon Maring.

The country is literally in shambles right now, as Typhoon Maring continues to devastate the greater part of Luzon. Classes and even work, have been suspended for the past two days (today is a National Holiday, so no classes still), there's flood everywhere, with houses, buildings, and livelihood all destroyed.

Photo credits: Yahoo / PhilStar / Rachel Linatao
I'm thankful to be living in a place surrounded by mountains. My family is safe, and so is the rest of my hometown. Other towns in my province are not as lucky, as they have been ravaged by floods as well.

The rain seems to have stopped today, and I'm going to the nearest donation center to help in my own little way. I'm bringing some of my little man's old clothes, along with a few canned goods. It's the least I can do for the victims of Typhoon Maring.

If you would like to donate too, here's a list of places I know where you can drop off your relief donations:
- Red Cross
- SM Malls
- LBC branches
- McDonald's 
- Ateneo de Manila
- Colegio de San Agustin Makati
- DLSU - Dasmarinas
- UP Diliman

And here's a list of emergency hotline numbers for everyone's reference.

Here's hoping that Typhoon Maring leaves the country soon. Stay safe and dry, everyone!

11 replies:

earthlingorgeous said...

sad,but this is now what they call the new normal sigh hope you are safe btw.

MikiHope said...

Nature is totally unforgiving when it hits and hits hard. I definitely remember when Hurricane Sandy hit us here. It is devastating. I am glad to hear that your village is safe. My thoughts and prayers are going out to all who were affected by this typhoon.

Woman Tribune said...

Those pictures are heartbreaking. So sorry that this has been happening and I hope it ends soon so people can begin putting their lives back together.

An Apel a Day said...

How scary! My Step Grandma is from the Philippines. I hope none of her family is in danger!

Sofia said...

I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Hope you are all safe and sound.

Danica said...

Oh my goodness! I can't imagine the fear and hopelessness so many of these people are now feeling. My heart goes out to them.

myshelomitashop said...

Oh my this is awful. I am glad that you are safe!

Journeys of The Zoo said...

I am so sorry to hear about the devastation. Good to hear that you and your family are safe. So kind of you to give to others. My thoughts are with those in need.

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Venus Gal said...

Goog to know you and your family is safe. It is indeed seeing others soaked with rain and houses submerged in the flood. Hopefully the government will take a step in preventing or atleast minimize this flooding problem.

Shopgirl Jen said...

I'm glad that you're hometown is safe from the disaster. Same here too. I hope we will not experience it anymore para maka recover ang mga kababayan natin.

Franc said...

Another calamity but we always rise above the hardships and let the heroism and the bayanihan spirit shine through.