What are the things we can do to help the victims of Typhoon Yolanda / Haiyan?
a) VOLUNTEER - yes, there is a need of volunteers to help repack the donated goods. Volunteer here in Manila, or better yet - if you have the means go to Tacloban to see what you can do to help.
b) DONATE- in cash or in kind. Whatever it is, its a donation. It will be highly appreciated.
c) PRAY - yes, Praying helps. Say a prayer or two everyday for the victims.
d) Share RESPONSIBLY on Social Media - information is power and social media is one of the fastest means that is available. But please share only verified information, in times like these - we need to be socially responsible what we share to the world wide web. Adding insult to injury doesn't help. What we can do? Filter what we share. Comment only when necessary. I have been very quiet on social media because I don't want to sound like a know it all or preachy. Let's do what we can to HELP even if it means, just biting your lip on certain issues that you really want to react to. I have been wanting to post and tweet, but then I realize - negativity won't do any good. So let's do our share, VERIFY first before we post passed on information on the web.
I am overwhelmed by the humanitarian aid that we have been receiving worldwide. How I wish everyone was this nice. In a perfect world, if we can all just get along and help - then the world will become a better place for our children.
Thank you to those who have volunteered, donated and prayed for our country. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.