Today, it is very difficult to be upbeat. Our country is undergoing a major tragedy brought about by Supertyphoon Haiyan/Yolanda. The images from the news are heartbreaking. What everyone is going through out there, it must be terrible. Horrible. I feel so guilty working right now. I work in a company that brings in LUXURY brands from different countries, and honestly, I don’t feel good working on any of our advertising campaigns that convince other people to shop. It makes me feel guilty. My heart isn’t in my work these days. But, there is still a lot of things to be thankful for, and mainly, I am thankful that I have the means and the resources to HELP the typhoon victims. Though I cannot go to the region to personally give out donations, there is still so much I can do while I am here in Manila.
You can also help, there are so many ways to help. You don’t have to be super wealthy to help. Every cent helps. Every little thing helps. The Philippine Red Cross has mobilized volunteers and countless relief efforts. They have been preparing days before the typhoon hit the country, and they are equipped with enough support and resources to get things done.
You may check out their website for various ways to help:
For me, the easiest way to help is via SMS (Philippine residents). Helping is just a text away!
Text RED<space>AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)
Text DONATE<space>AMOUNT<space>4-digit M-PIN<space>REDCROSS to 2882
You can donate the following denominations:
Globe: 5, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000
Smart: 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 or 1000
You may also help by checking out the image below: