Please DO NOT scroll past this post. It will only take a few minutes of your time. This isn’t something that will “waste my day”.
For the people who already know and who are yet to know, but one of the worlds most strongest storm ever recorded struck the Philippines two days ago. With winds going up to 270 to 170 mph, as many of 10,000 people may have already died. With hundreds of cities,villages, roads and homes destroyed and more than a hundred thousand people separated from their families. Here are two people describing what happened at the time during the storm in their house.
"I was in the house…trapped in my room. The water is up to my nose..I cannot breathe anymore. I am trying to save myself," said Maritess Tayag, describing the early hours of Saturday when ceaseless wind drove dark seawater mixed with foul-smelling water from canals higher and higher into their homes. "I feel I would die at this moment because I can’t……I don’t know what I will do," she said, crying.
"I cry a lot of cry shouting ‘Mommy!’ Open, open please open help us somebody!!"
Her younger sister and sister-in-law made it to the roof. Her brother and mother did not…she said, and both are probably dead. “It was almost a stampede at the airport in Tacloban,” she said. “Everyone was trying to get on the plane. It’s really, really terrible.”
“The hardest thing is … seeing you mother floating in the flood and you don’t know what to do. You just see there and the only thing is have to save yourself,” Maryann said, “I could not save her.”
Hundreds of organizations over the world right now are deploying relief efforts on the islands.
As of now, I am asking of only of your help and even a donation of $1 to the American Red Cross, Philippine Red Cross, UNICEF,etc. can save 10 people.
Or you can help me out and donate a few of your old clothes (shoes,shirts,sandals, ) and even canned foods would be very nice. I actually would not mind to go ahead and pick up these things from your home. I do not mind if it’s 50 miles away from me. I WILL DRIVE TO YOU. My number is 562 481 4200 “If” you do not have anything to give all I ask is to pray for every family in the Philippines. Thank you so much for taking this time to hearing what I have to say. It really means so much. I hope I brought some tears into your eyes. Have a wonderful Sunday. ❤️ #tacloban #typhoonhaiyan #gooddeed #goodmotive
(at Typhoon Haiyan)