It has been seven days now since Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines but as per Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte, there are 10 towns in Leyte that still have not received food packs as of November 15. In a press briefing held earlier, Undersecretary Valte reported that a total of 15,447 family packs were distributed to 30 out of 40 towns in Leyte.
To those of you who are interested to lend a helping hand in repacking goods that will be sent to our kababayans down south, the following repacking hubs of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (or DSWD) are still in need of volunteers:
If you’re unavailable for repacking works, you may opt to send in your donations to ABS-CBN’s Sagip Kapamilya or GMA Network’s Kapuso Foundation. The Philippine Red Cross are also accepting donations for the victims of the typhoon.
It is a little sad that I have to give this reminder but if you plan to donate, please be sure that the organization you are entrusting your monetary help unto is a legitimate one.
Anyway while we’re on it, allow me to express my utmost gratitude to those who went an extra mile to send help through monetary and in kind donations and through voluntary works. The support coming from international communities is really overwhelming. We can only be thankful for the love you have been sending our people. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for being with us in this.
To our kababayans in Visayas, this too shall pass. Always keep the faith, loves.
God bless us all!
Love and peace to you,