Last week, a disastrous hurricane hit The Philippines, my motherland and my home. They say it is the strongest, most powerful storm ever recorded in history... and the most affected island just happens to be my mother's province, Tacloban, Leyte.
I'm sure most (if not all) of you have seen numerous footage on the news or online showing how hopeless and miserable the place is at the moment. Our dirty politicians don't make it any easier either...
The last time there was a super storm (Ondoy in 2009), I was home. I was there when it happened, and I was there to help when people were trying to rebuild and get back on their feet.
Now, on a similar yet worse situation, I feel so helpless being so far away. All I can really do now is bring light into the situation, and use my blog as a tool to allow people to get informed and help with whatever they can.
WAYS TO HELP
These are detailed ways to help taken from Huffington Post:
World Food Programme
The UN's hunger-fighting organization has allocated an immediate $2 million for Haiyan relief, with a greater appeal pending as needs become apparent. The UN organization is sending 40 metric tons of fortified biscuits in the immediate aftermath, as well as working with the government to restore emergency telecommunications in the area. Americans can text the word AID to 27722 to donate $10 or give online. Learn more here.