The following pictures are reprinted with permission from Ateneo de Manila graduate student Savann Ouerm who snapped these pictures at 6.am. in Marikina City today (September 27) – a day after Storm Ondoy ravaged Metro Manila. Apart from all the videos and pics that have been uploaded on social networking sites, these images truly moved me. Me and my family managed to stay dry throughout this whole event, but I can never imagine the hardship that everyone in flooded areas had to go through, with the waters threatening to go up their roofs, or even those left to struggle on the roads… and the many who went hungry, thirsty, sleepless, and hanging on to dear life.
In the meantime, there’s a massive drive to help families and victims who continue to suffer from the effects of the typhoon. Please show your support by volunteering, getting in touch with your favorite charity ( contact numbers are at the end of this post) or donating to Barrio Siete’s Bayanihan Fund Drive. God bless the Philippines!
These people were certainly glad to be on higher ground!
Where to donate to victims of Storm Ondoy:
Philippine National Red Cross – visit www.redcross.org.ph. Updates at http://twitter.com/philredcross
Relief supplies accepted in all branches of 7-11 in cooperation with NDCC and DSWD . Examples of needed supplies: canned goods, mats, mosquito nets and water jugs
Donations in cash and in kind are accepted in the following SMART Wireless Centers: SM Fairview, SM North EDSA, Gateway Mall Cubao, AliMall Cubao, SM Megamall, SM Muntinlupa, SM Bicutan, SM Sucat, Festival Mall Alabang, Alabang Town Center and SM Southmall.
Caritas Manila Office in Jesus St. Pandacan now accepting donations. Good can also be brought to Radio Veritas at Veritas Tower West Ave cor EDSA (tel no. 9257931-40).
World Vision Development Foundation in need of volunteers for repacking & distribution of relief goods. Please call Pam Millora 0917862320. Accepting donations at BPI Savings Account # 4251002415 or BDO #270043411. One family pack is worth P2,000.We need 12 noodles, 5 liter bottles of mineral water, 1 pack biscuits or crackers, 6 cans corned beef, 1 pack 500g brown suger, 2 cans pork & beans. This is the package per family.
Accepting donations 24 hours at the Worldvision ofc in Quezon Ave or at the lobby of One Orchard Road Bldg., Eastwood until Tuesday midnight.
Relief goods accepted in Jollibee branches.
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The Nomadic Pinoy says
I feel so sad for the loss of lives and those now suffering. One wonders if PAGASA is capable enough to predict and warn people way ahead about excessive rain volume – an upgrade perhaps in their system?
no upgrade can prevent that from happening again not even a doppler whatever. it’s fate!.
Maybe it’s a wake up call for all of us. My family and I are fortunate to be alive after the storm ondoy. Let’s help save Mother Earth for our child…