In December, the month of my birth, my family and I would like to request help for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in my homeland. Although I did not lose any family members in the typhoon, I am saddened by the loss of more than 5,200 people, and the continued devastation that this natural disaster has caused.
Most of us are blessed to have a roof over our heads, while 800,000 Filipino people are now displaced after this typhoon. Most of us are blessed to have a job, while some 40% of Filipinos barely make $2.00 a day. Consider that one US dollar equals 43.77 Philippine peso.
Although the Filipino people are resilient and have their strong faith to carry them through, in the meantime, help is needed. I would like to appeal to you, my friends and family, to help rebuild lives, and make sure people have clean water, food and sanitation.
My goal is to raise $1000 for Typhoon Haiyan relief. This is a small portion of what is needed, but with your help and your generosity in this season of giving, we can promote continued awareness of this crisis, help those desperately in need, and make my birthday month a memorable one because of your generosity .
Please give what you can...THANK YOU!!