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Heartbreak over Yolanda: Link on how to help typhoon victims in the Philippines, thank you

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Heartbreak over Yolanda: Link on how to help typhoon victims in the Philippines, thank you

I hope that it's ok that I am posting a link here 
on how to help the people who have been affected by typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

It is a link from Yahoo, which sort of consolidated links/ways in which 
one can help, be they be from the Philippines or in another country.

This is in hopes that  I could reach out to even just one person 
who wants to help in any means that they can...

 Seeing the devastation of the typhoon, not only in Tacloban, but in so many
other areas in central Philippines as well, 
such as in other areas of Leyte, and other parts of Eastern Samar, 
and I cannot wrap around my head the force and strength of that typhoon. 

I cannot even begin to comprehend the horror that these people are going
through right now, with the loss of lives and destruction and I can't help but also cry, just so overwhelmed, what more for those who were in the path? 
Somehow though, I feel that my tears won't do anything to help alleviate
the pain and despair.

We all have heard about how every little bit can help, and I am holding on to that
as well...

We have a word in Filipino-- "bayanihan", which pertains to the "coming together"
of each person to help a certain cause. This also comes from the root word, 
"bayani" which translates to "hero".

You can be a hero in somebody's life, in your own way, and I think this
particular disaster is calling all the heroes it can gather.

Tragic moments like these bring out something in us-- 
a solidarity that goes beyond borders and friction,
 where the pain is shared and 
compassion, empathy become  palpable...tangible.

I know I type in too many words right now 
but it is one of my ways of coping, not even sure it this makes sense.

As I type this, there have been updates about 
another tropical depression (Zoraida) that is headed along 
the similar path that Yolanda I pray and hope that these places
be spared... I am grateful that Haiyan weakened as it reached Vietnam,
and that they have prepared well for it.

Please continue praying for the Philippines, for those who have been affected,
to be given strength, patience and courage.

Rebuilding their lives could take a long time, but if we can help in some 
way, it would mean so much to them. Maybe we can try to counter the destruction
with the outpouring of support and care. 

For all those who have sent positive thoughts, prayers, concern, donations,
in behalf of my fellow Filipinos, I would like to thank You from my heart.

You can also give support through Doctors Without Borders (DWB)
-thank you, Chris for the heads up on this humanitarian aid organization

you can even opt to make the donation on a more regular basis

or also through the UN World Food Programme (WFP)

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  1. Date: 10/7/2014 4:01:00 PM
    NIkko, gosh, i never saw this or never responded to it before today. I did see ads to help these poor victims and I responded to one of them in my state. I sure hope it was a reputable one that helped out the unfortunates. Very sad all the turmoil in the world today and hard for us to know who to trust to give relief money. Luv ya, Andrea

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 4:15:00 AM
    :( :( poem :( :(... Nikko, --Dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTMAS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer ((hope you are well))

  1. Date: 12/23/2013 4:28:00 PM
    Just stopping by to wish you a blessed Christmas dear.Tnks for being my sister friend..hugs

  1. Date: 11/30/2013 10:35:00 PM
    Hi Nikko, I was just reading a collaboration (She Came In and Changed Everything) by PD and Leonora and thought of you. Do read it if you can. Thanks for sharing ways that we can help. My heart and prayers go out to all the victims, but I know money is needed to rebuild and start the healing. Every little bit and blessings to you, Rhonda

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 12:26:00 AM
    Hi my sweet friend..I ve been watching what s been going on ..Its heartbreaking..All we can do is get together in all means We can.If it was our mother or our sister loosing their lives..their homes..shelter and their all We would defimitely wish for all nations to help and help We will..I am sure on the island We ll be collecting money and other..but We can help through this link till that happens so i appreciate it for sharing.With some money from each We can make a difference.A big hug to you

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    Date: 11/12/2013 3:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It truly has been heartbreaking, Charma... picking up the pieces, & rebuilding will take a long time, but with so much help coming from all over, the burden becomes lighter- and we'll all be forever grateful for it-- you're right, we can all make a difference. Big hugs sent you way.
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 7:31:00 PM
    Dear Nikko....if I may be so bold.......I have copied this posting of yours, and plan to paste it under the blogs where hopefully more Soupers will see it. I would hate such an important message be overlooked in the multitude of poems that get posted each day. I hope you won't mind my doing this. God Bless you and all your fellow country men and women. I send you all my love.

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    Date: 11/12/2013 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Carrie, your intentions to help have really been moving and I thank you so much again for re-posting this on your blog...more people have responded there, and I thank you again for helping and for all the love and I send back love to you. God bless you all!
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 5:53:00 PM
    Good to see that you made it through the storm. I don't really follow news anymore, but at work I passed by a newspaper laying face-up on a cafeteria table. The photo matches anything I've seen in Africa, India and Indonesia .... total human depravity and devastation. Quite shocking. I support Doctors Without Borders, and suggest putting up a link because that organization is the best Humanitarian Aid organization on the planet. Nothing else comes close. Seriously. Not only are DWB frontline first responders, but DWB will help rebuild a country's infrastructure from the ground up, hiring and training locals for long-term jobs, rebuilding hospitals, schools, water treatment centres, etc. DWB works in conjunction with a nation's government and any other relief organizations. I am not attempting to over-ride your post. I wish more people support Doctors Without Borders.

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    Date: 11/12/2013 3:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Actually as I was writing this, this org crossed my mind as I typed in the phrase 'beyond borders' but it completely slipped my mind to look more into it and include it here, thanks for shedding light to their activities. I've added it here & I'm hoping with you that more people support it.
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    Date: 11/12/2013 3:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much, Chris-- I was quite far from the direct path of the typhoon & only felt a super mere fraction of it. The devastation there has a surreal quality about it. Thank you so much for calling attention to DWB, was also thinking what was the best org to donate to & we donated to WFP-- con't.