Monday, September 28, 2009

Ondoy Happened

After getting texts from my sister about her situation and what she experienced because of Ondoy, I checked the news. And boy was I surprised to see how nothing was exaggerated from everyone else's report. Some cities in the Metro were flooded and sunken. Naveen (my sis) is okay, it didn't flood in her area though it took her more than 10 hours before she could go back to the safety of her apartment since the rains wouldn't light up and she along with her officemates were stranded in the office bldg. Most of my bestfriends are in the affected areas, so I was anxious to know how they were. Thank God all of them are OK.

Rona in Pasig, had a couple of inches of water in their home but that subsided.

Sandra, amazingly, actually flew in to Manila from another one of her out of town trips, she got stuck for awhile in a gas station near the airport but is now safe.

Andre lives in Sta. Mesa also among the affected areas, their ancestral home was flooded up to above knee level. They were able to save some of their belongings by taking them to the 2nd level of the house. The water has subsided now and even though they have quite a cleaning to do plus their cars got all wet it's good to know they are safe.

Polaris - although I knew she would be farther from the floods, has the board exam to worry about by the middle of this week, and the whole situation isn't helping. I got to talk to her on the phone and this is all adding to her pressure. I pray she be fine.

Zee and I are preparing some clothes we can donate. Drop off points are sprouting all around Metro Cebu and if you have extras, time and want to help out, I'm reposting blogs concerning this issue:

FORMO & VUDU's DROP OFF: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=141980207380
Donate to those affected by Typhoon Ondoy.

Bring your donations to FORMO Restaurant & Lounge!!!
Let's fill up Joseph Castillo's Container Vans and send some love and prayers to Manila.

We are accepting your donations, preferably in kind, until THURSDAY- OCTOBER1.

OTHER DROP OFF CENTERS:

TOYS@WORK -BTC
Green Booth-BTC Main Lobby
VUDU
OUTPOST

According to the Philippine National Red Cross
Most urgent needs:

CLEAN DRINKING WATER
INFANT FORMULA

Food items: Rice, noodles, canned goods, sugar, iodized salt, cooking oil, monggo beans and potable water

Medicines: Paracetamol, antibiotics, analgesic, oral rehydration salts, multivitamins and medications to treat diarrheal diseases

Non-food items: Bath soaps, face towels, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, plastic mats, blankets, mosquito nets, jerry cans, water containers, water purification tablets, plastic sheetings, and Laundry soap

Rehabilitation Programs: Shelter materials for house repair


Original Posts from Noelle:
Cebuanos, let's help the victims of Ondoy.

Istorya.net asks you to donate to the victims of Storm Ondoy.
Our brothers and sisters in Luzon need our help.

They need the following:

1. Canned Goods
2. Old Clothes
3. Blankets
4. Diapers for babies
5. Noodles
6. Rice
7. Medicine
8. Soap
9. Toothpaste
10. Water Container
11. Iodized Salt
12. Monggo Beans

Cash donations of any amount will also be accepted.
*For our members outside the country, we are currently setting up a way for you to make your donations.

Donations can be dropped off at the following iStorya.net drop-off points:

Aunt Genie's Breadhouse
1279 Talamban, Cebu City
In front of the Talamban Sports Complex

Bizroute Solutions (Mon - Sat 11PM to 4PM)
Unit 302 Keppel Bldg.
Ayala

Bizroute Solutions Lahug Office (Mon - Sat 11PM to 2PM)
Unit 201 MIT Bldg.
Gorordo Ave., Lahug (near JY Square)

Fratelli (Mon - Sat 1PM to 7pm)
173-A Maria Christina Extension Brgy Kamputhaw

Sunburst Tabunok Branch (everyday 10am to 9:30pm)
Gaisano Grand Fiesta Mall
Tabunok, Talisay City

New drop-off areas:

PRG Photoshop
Baseline, Dona Juana OsmeƱa St.
Cebu City

Formo Restaurant & Lounge (Daily 6PM-2AM)
Banilad Town Center

Albertos Pizza - A.S. Fortuna (Daily 9AM-2AM)
A.S. Fortuna, Banilad (Near Fly-over)

Reminder:
Please pack, seal, and label your donations with your name and a general description of the items inside. With the volume expected, it will be a challenge to monitor.


Cebu Musicians + Outpost + Istorya.net

ONDOY-LIVE-AID AT Outpost Restobar Wednesday September 30 at 7PM.
Bring your donations! Let's fill up two 20 footer Container Vans and send some love and prayers to Manila. Live performances from Cebu Musicians! Help Help help, let's do this!

Cebu Musicians, The Outpost, and iStorya.net are joining forces to help the victims of typhoon Ondoy.

Here's what's gonna happen: Joseph Castillo, husband of musician Lia Luisa A. Castillo, will send two 20ft containers full of relief goods to Manila for the victims (particularly those in Cainta and Marikina).

The culminating point of this plan is a night of music and entertainment, during which relief goods and other contributions will be collected. The goal is to fill both 20ft containers with donations for the victims.

Details and final schedule are currently TBA (tentative sched is on Wednesday, Sept. 30 @ The Outpost).
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