Now, more than ever, is the time to help our fellow Filipinos in the Visayas who have been affected by the recent calamities. Any kind of help is crucial but it’s still best to give what you already have at hand. It doesn’t have to be big or small, cheap or expensive, as long as it’s appropriate, it’s good enough.
Some people prefer to give cash as it’s more convenient to do while others choose to give stuff like clothes, water and food. There are others, though, who want to give their time and energy by joining relief and rehabilitation efforts. No matter what kind of help you give, as long as it comes from your generous heart, God (and the calamity victims) will surely appreciate it.
Last Friday, our office had a relief drive at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Vito Cruz, Manila. Many employees went there to help, yours truly included. It was such a touching moment because you could really see the employees sweating it out repacking goods. Such a great display of generosity and bayanihan spirit was really a sight to behold. I was happy to have been a part of it albeit it was only for a few hours.
Giving help to the calamity victims doesn’t end there, though. It should be a continuous process especially since the people of Tacloban have to literally and figuratively rebuild their homes and their lives. Such a long, tedious process, but it has to be done. These people can only rely on their feet to stand again and of course, to people like you and me who could afford to help them in our own little ways. Let’s continue helping, friends!