Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Help For Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Victims

The super typhoon Haiyan also known as Yolanda in the Philippines brought terrible destruction to many provinces and cities in the Philippines. The number of unattached, misplaced, and injured is said to be in millions. The confirmed deaths has also been reported to be about 4,000. In times like this, every small act of care to the people who had been affected negatively is very much appreciated. 

Many local and foreign governments, companies, institutions, and organizations have pledged their donations. Even though, many of them still needs the help of the volunteers for the repacking and management of relief goods.

The other day (November 18, 2013), volunteers worked to help repack and arrange the relief goods for the victims of the super typhoon Haiyan at Ateneo De Manila University`s covered courts. The volunteers waited for their turns to help and work in the process of regulating the goods. Even though most of the volunteers waited hours for their turn to help, a lot of them seemed happy to wait, cooperate and work together with other volunteers. The management of repacking and arranging the goods was systematized and orderly. This is the reason why many volunteers even waited for their turns to work. There, they aimed for finishing 80,000 repacked relief goods. At the time, the finished goods were already at around 60,000. A lot of them worked all night until noon yesterday.

At Bayanihan Express Repacking Center

Moreover, there was also a "Bayanihan Express Repacking Center" at Camp Aguinaldo joined by 
elementary, high school and college students, instructors, military authorities and others. The process wasn`t as formal as the works at Ateneo De Manila University but the works for repacking the goods finished in the afternoon without the volunteers having to sacrifice a part of their time doing almost nothing. 

(Photos were taken at Camp Crame: These photos were taken when the repacking of goods were almost done.)
At Bayanihan Express Repacking Center.
At Bayanihan Express Repacking Center.
At Bayanihan Express Repacking Center.
Volunteers and others cleaning up the place.
At Camp Aguinaldo.
At Camp Aguinaldo.
Some of the finished repacked goods were placed inside the sacks shown in this picture.
Volunteers repacked goods once again as they opened new sacks of raw rice.
The volunteers started to gather in one area to repack the goods once more.
At Camp Aguinaldo.
It was indeed gratifying to be able to help in small ways. Knowing that I contributed even a very small part in the whole process of helping, it was a delighting experience. I don`t assume that even one second of my time repacking and working was a waste.

If you aspire to help, you can do so by donating. There are several credible public and private institutions, companies and organizations that accepts donations to be given to those who have been affected by the typhoon in several areas in the Philippines. Thank you to all the countries, organizations, and people who participated and cooperated in donating and helping for the victims of this disastrous tragedy.

- The Graceful Mist

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