Typhoon Yolanda

Topics: Philippines, Tropical cyclone, Facebook Pages: 2 (668 words) Published: November 25, 2013

Last November 8, thousands of lives were shaken and even lost when the Typhoon Haiyan (aka Typhoon Yolanda) hit the Philippines. This was said to be one of the world’s most powerful typhoons that ever struck the world. Nobody couldn’t imagine nor think of how destructive it is until it happened. The typhoon hit our country (more specifically in Visayas), and tragedy is what it left behind. Heavy rains and strong winds tore down homes and buildings as well as hearts of those affected. From time to time I watch the news and see the aftermath of it, and it was a sight I didn’t want to see — it was definitely heartbreaking, knowing that I’ve also experienced being victimized by flood during 2009, which is Ondoy. So I know how it feels, but I the people in Visayas have it worse, and that’s why I didn’t even twice about helping them in simple ways that I can. After the typhoon, the social media network started to blast off with tweets and statuses about the said calamity, and everyone has been sharing things on how each and every one of us could help. So, even before the school required or suggested that we, as students should help, my family and I already started sorting and packing out clothes that we could donate, and after that, we searched for areas where we could drop those off, and luckily, we found a nearby mall (Robinsons Metro East) which where we gave the old clothes away. The helping didn’t stop there, because as days go by, the news flashed more information about how the people are suffering and a lot of basic needs needed to be provided and they lacked of those kinds of things, so when we saw celebrities and media people talking about Sagip Kapamilya bringing these ABS-CBN Yolanda Tulong Na, Tabang Na, Tayo Na T-shirts, we immediately ordered so as to provide help. In an effort to help rebuilt the life of those currently struggling in Visayas, 100% of this item’s sales will go to the relief efforts for the victim of Typhoon Yolanda through Sagip...
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