November 12, 2013

Yolanda and Ondoy

After seeing the devastation brought by Typhoon Yolanda in various provinces in the country, particularly in Leyte, I remembered our own experience with the massive flooding brought by Ondoy in 2009.  But unlike then, after the flooding, we still had our homes, albeit in not very good condition, but we have food and water and electricity, and help was within our reach.  For our kababayans in Leyte, they have no more homes to go back too, and they have lost loved ones.  I told my kids to imagine how they felt after Ondoy, and then multiply that a hundred times, then they can imagine how helpless these people feel.

My kids brought canned goods, old clothes, towel and blankets for their school's relief drive today.  I just wish and pray that the the little that we can give to the victims will help them re-build their lives.