Painting Black: Help Rebuild Lives, Help Rebuild Leyte

Help Rebuild Lives, Help Rebuild Leyte

We all know what happened in St. Bernard in Southern Leyte almost two weeks ago. We all know that husbands, wives, and children were buried underneath the piles of mud and boulders due to a series of deadly mudslides. Very few of the residents escaped the disaster, even fewer were rescued. To this day, hundreds remained missing and feared dead. The search and rescue phase, as you may have already known, officially ended last Friday. But this does not mean that our compassion should also end there.

I appeal to everybody to make small sacrifices so we can contribute, in our own little way, to the rebuilding of Leyte and of the lives of the people devastated by the tragedy. It is never too late to send help because there is still a lot to be done, and Leyte needs all the help it can get from us. Our personal donations will go a long way in protecting the lives of the survivors and in restoring their dignity.

You may send your donations (cash/non-cash) to:

*Philippine National Red Cross at telephone numbers +63 920 9527268, +63 917 8068513, +63 2 5270864 (telephone and fax), and +63 2 5270000 (trunkline) or
*The nearest SM mall through SM Foundation’s Operation Tulong Express, or
*Contact your local parish if they have an ongoing relief mission (the Edsa Shrine is one of the many churches accepting donations for Leyte).


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