August Habagat

By Wednesday, August 08, 2012 ,

Just like many of you, I wish that the rains would already stop and that the sun would come out for all of us here in the Philippines. Many places, not just in Metro Manila, are submerged in deep flood water. A huge number of Filipinos, young and old, are out there in evacuation centers, trapped in their homes, or are in the streets drenched in flood water with the cold winds seeping down to the bones.

There is no tropical typhoon. What we're experiencing is just a habagat or southwest monsoon. Many people are pointing fingers, blaming this or that, but there are even more who are out there helping.

Let's not waste our time pointing fingers or ranting. Many of us are blessed enough to be in flood-free homes with electricity, water, and a decent stock of food. A lot of us are warm and dry. Let's make use of our resources by sharing it with those who are in need. If you cannot leave your homes to help out with the number of ongoing relief missions, you can help by donating.

Here are several ways you can donate to Red Cross. I hope you'll find it in your heart to donate for the sake of our fellowmen who are in need during this time of great adversity.

1. http://redcrossph.multiply.com/


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You can fund your donations via credit card, Paypal, BDO or BPI over-the-counter payments, Smart Money, or GCash. The instructions are easy enough to follow. :)

2. Red Cross Donate a Load

Using your Smart or Globe mobile phones, all you need to do is type RED the amount you'd like to donate, and send to 2899 for Globe, and 4143 for Smart subscribers. You can donate any amount ranging from 5 to 1000 pesos. Maximum monthly donation is P10,000.

     Example: RED 100

Simple, right?

If you'd like to help out instead of donating, check out Carlos Celdran's Facebook page. He's compiling info on all volunteer efforts he can get wind of.

So go. Let's all do what we can to help out.

***If you know of other ways that people can donate, please feel free to add the details in the comments section of this blog post. Thank you!

***This just in. You can also check out http://icanhelph.com/. They're collating all relief ops info in there.

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