Help the Victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan

While our country, the Philippines is used to experiencing many typhoons in a year, it experienced its first what they called super-typhoon, said to be the strongest typhoon in recorded history which ravaged the country yesterday.

Thankfully, my family and friends who live mostly in the capital were spared.  I feel guilty about saying that, because I know there are thousands affected by this super typhoon.  According to the BBC news website, hundreds are feared dead, and many have lost their homes and livelihood.  While my prayers go out to those who were affected, I also know in my heart that we will survive this.  Life will go on in the Philippines.  We will pick ourselves up, see what can be salvaged and move on with our lives.  We are resilient people and I’m proud of that.

Picture credit here.

For those of you who might be interested in helping, please click on the following links:

Philippine Red Cross

ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya

Ateneo de Manila University Disaster Response Assistance

GMA Kapuso Foundation

For more information on how to donate or volunteer clink here and here.

Thank you.


  1. Life in the Wylde West

    I want to be able to help. This is so terrible. Did you know my second born’s very best friend is Filipino and we love their family very much who also still has family in the Philippines, did you also know that my second born is dating a Filipino girl? The connections we have are important and I’m still happy to have found you here in this space, I’m happy your friends and family are safe and let’s just help those who are less fortunate and count our blessings as they come. I’m starting with Philippine Red Cross. Much Love

    • Thank you for being such a lovely-real friend Tracie. You made me teary-eyed. If only there were more people in this world like you – the world will certainly be a better place.

    • Thanks Kate! It’s my family and friends who are in the Philippines right now 🙂

  2. hurrahforgin

    Such a relief that all your family are ok, What a terrible thing to happen, you must have been so scared when you heard. I hope the losses are much less than the fear xx

    • Thanks Katie. Was Skyping with my mum on Friday, the day of the typhoon so I knew they were safe. I hope so too. Thanks for your concern. xx

  3. thesecretfather

    I’ve been following this and involved, to some extent, in the relief effort. I am verry glad to hear your family are OK, and I’m devastated by some of the stories coming out of the affected areas. I love your message of hope and resilience in this blog. All power to the people of the Philippines in overcoming this. Xx

    • Thank you so much SF for your kind words… I get teary-eyed every time I watch the news and long to be home and help though we’ve donated through the Red Cross. The devastation is epic… but there is hope, always hope. I take pride in the kind of people that we are. Once again, thank you.

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