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Urgent Appeal for the Philippines

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A tattered Philippine Flag among the destruction. 
Photo credit: CBC News

Last week I shared with you all the beautiful paradise of Boracay Island in the Philippines. That was several weeks ago when the weather in the Philippines was clear and sunny. Then just last Thursday, a Super Typhoon Haiyan lashed on the Philippines and inflicted catastrophic devastation to the Southern Visayas Region of the Philippines including Boracay Island. There was less damage in Boracay including loss of communication and electrical power but that is nothing compared to major devastation experienced in the other Islands of Leyte, Samar, Bohol, Cebu, Panay and even Palawan. As you probably saw in the news these past few days, the death toll will rise dramatically, some towns were completely wiped out, many Filipinos residing in those Islands lost their homes, schools, churches and their livelihood. The Philippines will have a lot to do about the recovery, the clean up and the re-building. But before they can do that, they will need, right now, immediate and critical relief from Overseas as there are hunger and despair in the land. Please help the Philippines by donating funds to the Worldwide organisations below. These Worldwide organisations are appealing for our support. A little help goes a long way to help others. Even I can't believe how life can change so fast and dramatically from a paradise haven to so much destruction and despair. Thank you for your support. 
Photo Credit: CBC News
Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda came with 250 kph wind gusts and storm surge reported to almost 20 ft waves which destroyed these villages. This Typhoon is currently called the strongest typhoon in the World. Stronger than Hurricane Sandy and Katrina that devastated the USA several years ago,  that is why the damage inflicted to the Visayas Region was catastrophic. 
Photo Credit: CNN News
Photo Credit: CNN News
Here in Canada, the Government of Canada, in addition to some funds already donated to the Philippines Typhoon Relief, have also pledged to match every donation given to registered charities in Canada including donations to the Canadian Red Cross and to UNICEF Canada therefore doubling the impact of your donation. Please give generously. Even a little help goes a long way to help others.

Thank you again for your support.

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  1. It was a tragedy. They really need help...

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    1. Hello Helena, yes very shocking. They really need help. Thank you for your concern.

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  2. This is terrible!!! :( Hope everyone can help a little!
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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    1. Thank you for your concern And help Ileana.

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  3. Hi Pamela, is a tragedy, I have no words to describle the horrible thing happened over there..event cant imagine how they are..you are right, even a little help goes a long way to help others. Great of you to share it. Kisses dear xo

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    1. I try to help as much as I can. It is so tragic. Thank you for your concern and help.

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  4. Pamela, thank you for this. I knew it was bad, but when I watched the news the other night i saw just how horrendous this was. It's incomprehensible! I can't even fathom. Will definitely contribute.
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    1. Thank you very much Kim for contributing to the relief efforts for the Philippine Typhoon Relief.

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  5. this is so tragic and so sad!!!
    xoxo

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    1. Very tragicm sad and frustrating too. Thank you for your concern.

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  6. It is not time for crying...it´s time for help.

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    1. I agree. It is time for action. Thank you for your concern.

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  7. Such tragedy and devastation! I heard on the news that these super typhoons will be more common with global warming. I hope your family and friends are all safe. Thanks for sharing those links / sites for us all to help. Take care.

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    1. Hello Loi, I agree, we have to be more concious about our Environment because in the end it will be Humans who will suffer. My family and friends are all safe. Thank God. Thank you for your concern and help.

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  8. I've been taking a bit of a blogging break but I'm here to check on you. So glad your family is safe. I've been to the Philippines and it is such a beautiful country full of the sweetest people. This just breaks my heart. I'll be doing my part here in the US and I absolutely agree. We have to take much better care of our earth. All my love to you!!!

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    1. Wow, I never knew you have been to the Philippines. Yes, it is a beautiful country with such hospitable people. It was really unfortunate because the Resorts in the Islands there were excitedly looking forward to the upcoming busy Christmas season where they are expecting to be fully booked and have lots of activities. Now, that is uncertain. Thank you for your concern and support.

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  9. I am in the process of doing that, all those poor people....

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  10. My deepest sympathies are with all the people suffering. It is a real tragedy. Thank u for sharing the links for help. I experienced four years of horror in my life and I know that every help is needed and appreciated. x

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    1. I hope you are doing well now? It is really unforgettable when we experience tragedy but we have to help others and move on the best we can. Take care. Thank you.

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  11. It's heartbreaking. Thank you so much for making that list, I always trust Red Cross. I'm hoping your family and friends are okay.

    xo Mary Jo

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    1. I agree, the Red Cross is very reliable and so efficient. Thank you for your concern and support.

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  12. We must give all we can, as it could easily be us. So much heartache...I hope all you love are ok and safe xx

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    1. We are ok. Thank you for your concern and support.

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  13. I will post your post to my facebook page. Such a terrible sight to see. If everyone gave a few dollars, it would do so much good. Hope your family and friends are okay. xx

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    1. Thank you for sharing this post on your Facebook page. Thanks again Rosemary.

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  14. This is very sad. I'm hoping everything will be fine.

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  15. I had read about it in the news but didn't realise that the damage was this enormous.

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    1. The damage is very enormous and tragic. Thank you Anouka.

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  16. I was so saddened as I watched the news today, there are some regions that still can't be reached by aid helpers, this is too devastating and we all can help in every little way we can.

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    1. Yes, there are still remote regions and Island that are not even mentioned by the Media. We hope they will get help soon.

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  17. We have been watched the terrible series of events unfold every day Pamela. I am so glad to hear that your friends and family are safe. Thank you for putting together such an informative post so that we can all do something to help in whatever way we can.

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    1. The UK Government have donated some cash and some Military assistance by sending a Royal Navy ship to help in the relief efforts. Thank you so much for your generosity.

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  18. How terrible. I've heard the news but these are the first images I've seen of the damage and devastation.

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    1. Hello Trishie! yes it is a catastrophic devastation. Thank you for your concern and support.

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  19. I've heard the news about the terrible catastrophe, they really need help!
    I am already informed about some Spanish organizations involved in help for Philippines.
    kisses Pam

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    1. Hello Laia, it is great news that many countries are donating and helping out. Thank you very much for Spain's contribution.

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  20. The more TV coverage I see, the more shocked I become. I had an email from Oxfam earlier in the week about the crisis and have sent a contribution. I'm sure your post will encourage readers to donate.
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    1. It's great that Oxfam have started their Relief campaign for the Philippines Typhoon victims. Thank you very much for your support.

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  21. Thanks for your kind words over at mine.

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  22. Terrible tragédia!!!Un post fantástico.
    Saludos

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