At night before I sleep, I think of everyone without a home, who sleep in the dark, especially in Tacloban, where I heard people were very hostile for a time, right after the typhoon. As of the moment dead bodies still line the streets and many are left with nothing to eat, and are solely dependent on the relief operations being provided by government and non-government organizations.
It is just amazing to see the generosity of the rest of the world, namely U.S., Japan, Europe, etc. who were there, the minute this news came up, and remain to this day, with selfless help and service if only to alleviate the sufferings and provide a ray of hope to the residents of the affected areas.
I have done my part, I hope, though I wish I could do more. My heart just keeps breaking every time I see their situation on the news, or see pictures. It is good to know that delivery of relief goods have reached a large percentage of the affected areas. Now, the rebuilding. Honestly, it would take so much time, money, energy, and effort to rebuild everything that has been damaged.
HOW TO HELP
I know of a few rebuilding projects and I just want to help them in one way or another.
Rebuilding of Doane Baptist School in Isabel, Leyte
Joshua Caleb Hocson
Camotes Island, Cebu
|This is what's left of the Elementary building.|
|The High school department|
Rebuilding of Banga, Aklan
Rebuilding of Malangabang, Salvacion, and Baliguian, Concepcion, Iloilo
Malangabang, Concepcion, Iloilo
|There is really nothing left for them.|
|Their main industry is fishing and now fishing boats have all|
been destroyed by the typhoon.
|Houses made of wood and bamboo were easily toppled|
down by the strong winds of Super Typhoon Haiyan