Monday, September 28, 2009

Reach Out to Those In Need

Last Saturday, Sept 26, Metro Manila was immersed in flood water due to Typhoon Ondoy. It was unexpected. It happened before but not in Metro Manila. The amount of water that poured down was equivalent to 6 months of rain! Can you imagine that! A lot of properties were destroyed, families lost their homes, people were on rooftops. Social status was disregarded, people rich and poor were left homeless and hungry, unable to obtain food as they were stuck on the roof or at the upper floors of their houses. Some even died, carried away by the current of the flood waters. Rescue operations were delayed because the streets were too flooded, really in deep water, and too many people were in need. I guess our government wasn't prepared for a calamity of such huge proportions.

We were blessed to have a house located on a slightly elevated part of Quezon City. No cable, no phone lines, no internet connection are the worst we've been through. It's just like living a simple, no frills, just -the- basics kind of life... for that I am so grateful! It's NOTHING compared to what others have gone through.

My heart goes out most specially to our fellow beauty blogger, Shen. Last I heard, she still hasn't made contact with her Dad who lives in Marikina with her Uncle who has Down's Syndrome. She is worried sick cos the house where her Dad and Uncle stays is a bungalow. If you're from the Philippines, you know that Marikina is the flood capital of Metro Manila second to Navotas because the town is right next to a big river (Marikina River). She can't just rush to Marikina cos it's also flooded where she's staying now. I urge everybody to pray for Shen's Dad and Uncle that they will be delivered from harm. What's so sad about it is, she just lost her Mom recently ( a year ago if I'm not mistaken).

It's good to know that a lot of our countrymen are extending help whichever way they can, some by monetary, others by just being volunteers in packing and dispatching relief goods. I'm sure as individuals we too can help in our own little way...reach out, let's not underestimate the power of prayer.

How's everybody??

I hope everyone here in blogger are safe.

'Til then


1 comment:

  1. i was also blessed to not have been affected by the floods, experienced brown out lang like you. glad you're safe and hope everyone else is too.


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