Even little hands can help. Kind of... Right Nana?
Nana's living room is rice-packing central.
Boys cleaning up their spillage from rice re-packaging.
For Ondoy Relief donors, it's best to re-pack rice into single kilo bags to make it easier and faster for donation centers to get them out. Goods are pouring in (thank God) but the re-packing has become a major production. So... you can also go to any center near you and with just your bare hands you can donate your packing skills. Teeners and middle schoolers with no school can have something to do!
Every donation counts. A few sacks of rice will be welcomed in many relief centers, like this one in Whitespace, Pasong Tamo where Viva Mamas and kids dropped-of an afternoon's worth of rice re-packing. Whitespace will be open for donation drop-offs until this Friday October 2.
Packed and ready for distribution.
Boxes of goods that still need to be sorted and re-packed.
At the Ortigas area, the Mega Tent on Meralco Avenue (beside Renaissance Towers and across The Alexandra) is accepting donations 24-hours-a-day until Friday October 2. Some nice student volunteers from UAP will be on hand to accept, gather and sort all your donations.
Needs include: RICE, BEANS especially MUNGGO, CANNED SARDINES, TUNA, INSTANT NOODLES, CRACKERS, BREAD, MILK, BASIC MEDICINE and FIRST AID SUPPLIES, SOAP, TOWELS, BLANKETS and CLOTHES. WATER is also a major need, but best for distribution are bottles that are 500ml size or slightly larger. Too big and the water bottles are hard to distribute.
For people all over the Philippines and around the world click here to see where it would be most convenient for you to donate or lend a hand. A lot of people hit hard by Ondoy need our help. Keep those donations coming. This will have to be sustained for some time. For now....
Thanks for lending a hand Tato.
You deserved that ice cream break Bear and Mak.
Over dinner tonight Chicha tells us: Today we went to a very responsible place.
Her dad was so amused! I think I catch her drift.