Currently in Manila. Donating to those affected by Ondoy today. Everyone else should too.
If you live in California, cash donations can be made at [RED CROSS PHILIPPINES] or relief goods can be dropped off at the following locations [ISLAND PACIFIC MARKET LOCATIONS, CA] - Philippine Airlines has offered to fly the goods over for free.
If you live in New York, cash donations can be made at [RED CROSS PHILIPPINES] or relief goods can be dropped off at Pandayan Center, 406 W 40th St between 9th & 10th Aves New York, NY 10018.
Please do as much as you can to help.
Some text copied from Helena's mass email:
Let's help flood victims in the Philippines! Katrina had 380mm of rainfall while the typhoon that hit Metro Manila Saturday had 410mm of rainfall [its biggest rainfall in HISTORY]. Remember that the Philippines is a THIRD WORLD country with very LIMITED RESOURCES. A single dollar can help save lives. Please help spread the word to raise awareness and funds. So many are missing and still need rescue.
Fox News has just reported (09/28/09) that the death toll has risen to 140 and that number is expected to increase dramatically within the next couple of days. Rescue missions are still ongoing. Another storm is set to hit Friday.
Thousands have lost their homes and are in dire need of relief. Thousands are starving.