We’ve all heard about the Typhoon Haiyan hitting the Philippines just recently and affecting over 11 million people in the country. This is the largest storm to ever hit the land or so I’ve heard. Growing up in the Philippines, I’ve been used to typhoons coming and going once or twice a year. It has never affected me or any of my relatives, family, or friends in a major way before and we’ve always been lucky. One of the cities the Typhoon Haiyan hit is Tacloban, Leyte where my uncle (mom’s brother) lives with his wife and my four cousins. Although their house was blown away and they lost everything they own, they are all alive and are currently being flown to Manila where most of my other relatives are. We are still very lucky.
In honor of all the families and friends we’ve lost from the Typhoon Haiyan that killed more than 3,500 people in the Philippines, we are raising money to help those who survived to recover from this devastating typhoon. Food, clean drinking water, blankets, shelter, medicine, and other supplies might not help them get their loved ones and houses back but it will help them get back on their feet and recover. We’ve added 10 points entry in the Rafflecopter for people who donated for this cause. This is definitely not mandatory and all proceeds will go to the victims of this typhoon.