Here are some photos of our trip to Leyte and Samar in 2010.
I can’t help crying whenever I see these photos. We went there in October. Last time na pala namin makikita ang Leyte na kilala ko simula ng kabataan ko. I wish I could have taken more photos. 🙁 But Leyte will recover for sure.
I am thankful that my family and relatives in Leyte are okay. And I really hope to see them soon. 🙂
My beautiful lola 🙂
Some of my dad and mom’s friends did not make it 🙁 We pray for their souls and their loved ones.
We and Little Luee’s Locker donated these pajamas, play clothes and blankets. I know some will say, “ang konti” or “yan lang?” Please do not underestimate each donation. Bawat bigay mo makakatulong. Let’s just pray na umabot sa kanila 🙂 Sabi nga naman ni Korina, hindi totoo ang sinasabi ni Anderson Cooper…. nakakangitngit lang!
I haven’t made a big donation yet to the victims. Don’t judge me. I am saving our funds to help out my relatives, angel’s relatives, and other victims to start again. They need shelter. They need hope… Especially the children. You, too, can be a messenger of hope.
From the 1000 Bear Hugs Project:
#1000Bearhugs project is a toy drive campaign to bring huggable bears and plushies to children in the evacuation centers of Tacloban and Bohol.
Play is a child’s natural language and a means for them to make sense of their experiences. Trauma can be addressed through the experiential narratives of play therapy and allows a child to speak of what he or she has gone through when they cannot find the words to do so. These toys provide children with a certain amount of security in a sometimes scary world.
To facilitate efficient toy distribution, we will not be accepting soiled or damaged toys, hard toys, battery-operated toys, or anything mechanical or weapon-like. The new and clean pre-loved toys you donate will be used for the children’s psychosocial needs and trauma debriefing.
We will be collecting stuffed toys from November 9-December 8 for a Christmas delivery for the children. We also hope you find the time to help other immediate #reliefPH efforts as well, such as providing food, water, clothing, and medicines to those who need it most. Thank you for supporting the #1000bearhugs initiative!
May you be moved to send love this Christmas love by filling the arms of the children of Tacloban and Bohol with hugs to help them heal.
To those who have donated, to those still donating, to the volunteers, to those who are praying….
Salamat hin damo!
To my fellow Waraynon, ayaw kita pag-surrender. Kaya naton ini!