of reliefs, donations + Uniqlo

It is good to know that everyone is doing their share to help our brothers who were affected by the recent calamities brought about by the monsoon floods. Television networks are having relief operations + continuously works to raise funds in order to help those who are in need, big companies, cause-oriented groups, non-government organizations  + ordinary people are all taking the initiative to do their part as well.

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Just recently UNIQLO Philippines donated 3 million Yen {Php 1.5M } to aid flood victims in metro Manila and the surrounding areas where heavy monsoon rains have recently caused serious flooding damage. The donation was made to the SM Foundation, the socio-civic arm of the SM Group of Companies.

“UNIQLO is saddened by the current natural occurrences in the Philippines, and we would like to express our deep sympathy to all Filipinos who were affected by this calamity. We stand together with our Filipino friends in providing a helping hand.” ~ Katsumi Kubota, Chief Operating Officer of Fast Retailing Philippines, Inc.

Here’s more of the press release:

UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co. (FR), a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under five brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, g.u., Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. FR is the world’s fourth largest apparel retail company, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer. With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, FR is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere.

You can visit www.uniqlo.com or www.fastretailing.com for more information about UNIQLO and other FR brands.

Know that you can also do your share in helping flood victims that are now relocated to evacuation centers until the water ebbs away from their homes. Here are a few of things we can do to help:

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1. Use social media to spread the word about the hotlines you can contact in case emergencies + or disaster strikes.
2. If you have the money to spare, you can donate to Philippine Red Cross + other organizations + institutions. For instructions on how to donate, check this photo:

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3. You can also donate things like canned goods + noodles, blankets, clothes which you can bring to different drop off points or to local organizations.   Here’s a checklist of the things you can donate:

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4.You can also donate your time + effort by joining feeding programs, as well as rescue operations to be able to help those who are need.

+ Lastly, never underestimate the power of prayers + make sure to include our suffering brothers + sisters in your prayers before you sleep tonight.

We are a resilient lot + I also know that this too shall pass + this is but another obstacle we have to hurdle.

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more ways on how we can help sendong victims

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Jared + mum are glued on the tellie whenever the news is on to get updates on the plight of our less fortunate brothers in Mindanao. My heart goes out to parents who were not able to save their little children from the flood. I can only imagine the terror + the trauma that they are going through. The death toll rises to 900 plus today + the authorities are even struggling to find ways to give the victims a decent burial.

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typhoon sendong’s victims in cdo + iligan needs our help

As Christmas beckons, it is so sad to think that not most of us are welcoming it with all the comforts, festivities, gifts + feasts, like we are used to.  While most of us are busy doing our last-minute Christmas shopping or wrapping gifts or attending parties here + there, people down south are merely coming to terms with the recent tragedy that struck their areas.

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This image instantly invoked the image of how my province was like during the onslaught of typhoon Pedring a few months back. It left numerous barangays + millions of people in deep, murky waters for almost a month. Such a tragic site, really! History is repeating itself, only the victims now are our brothers + sisters {along with their poor children} in Cagayan de Oro + Iligan City in Mindanao. + the culprit, Typhoon Sendong {with the international name of Washi}. 

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