Mommy Growing up: Flash flood donation drive

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Flash flood donation drive

As Typhoon Washi (local name Sendong) passed by the Southern Philippines last week, along with it came the monstrous rainfall that created fatal and highly damaging flash floods and land slides. Unprepared for what was coming in the middle of the night, more than a thousand from Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City sadly succumbed while a lot more were missing as muddy flood waters covered their roof tops in few minutes and horrifyingly swept out entire villages towards the sea. At present, hundreds of thousands were homeless. Such tragic event happened so close to home, a mere 3 hours drive away, and it was very heart-breaking.

My hubby didn't pushed through with his supposed Christmas trip to Samal island and instead donated the money and some clothes and tents for the victims. I've never been so touched and proud of him. Meanwhile, wanting to help in our own special way, I along with two other Filipino students organized a donation drive here in our university for relief assistance of the flash flood victims. For three days, we set up donation boxes at the Office of International Affairs and by the end of the day, we were extremely touched to see the boxes overflowing with donations. Clothes, sleeping bags, blankets, comforters, bottled waters, canned foods, shoes and even cash were donated. Such warm responses were so touching and indeed, they're the best Christmas gifts we received this year.

Extremely touched by people's generous hearts!

 As of now, the goods were shipped towards the Philippines via LBC, courtesy of a generous donor from our church. Amidst the tragedy hitting us, God still find ways to touch our lives through people's goodness. We continue to pray for the victims of the flash floods and may God strengthen everybody especially in this tragic moment. Christmas may be gloomy this year but with our help, little they may be, makes a big difference to a victim's life. You may donate here - via Philippine Red Cross. Thank you. May God bless us all.


  1. WOW! Thanks for helping them out! Your hubby did a great thing!

  2. You and your hubby are an inspiration.

  3. wow that is so great! this what makes me proud to be Pinoy, kahit saang sulok sa mundo, nagtutulungan talaga. =)

  4. What an awful situation... Glad there are people like you helping out...

    I "tagged" you in a post, you can check it out here if you want:

    Happy New Year! =)

  5. That is so nice that helps for the victims are kept coming:)

    Visiting for WW! Here's mine..Hope you can visit too..

  6. Thank you very much for having such a generous heart and for organizing the donation drive for CDO victims...

    Here for WW... Hope you can visit back...

    Thanks! Merry Christmas Kate!

  7. trekking your blog!!! thanks for sharing and keep posting! Happy New Year!


  8. good for you and your husband! thank you for this example.

  9. I am so sorry to hear of those suffering during this season of peace and joy. But your response to this tradegy is a great example of what the Holidays are really about. My thoughts are with all of those affected.
    Sarah @ made in usa challenge

  10. Wow, you will make lots of families happy this Christmas :) Thank you for supporting them too sis. Hope to see you in my Wednesday Whites Entry.

  11. You guys are so nice. May god bless you and your family always

    Visiting from WW

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    Happy New Year!

  12. May GOD bless you and your family for the kind and generous hearts you. Visiting for Wednesday Whites, hope that you can return the favor too.

  13. God bless your thoughtful hearts!! Yes, the generosity of people around the world truly is amazing. We are blessed.

    Thank you for joining Wednesday Whites. Visiting as a host and from my entry, Happy new year!

  14. Generosity at its best that is! Awesome!!!

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