Free Shipping of relief goods for USA and Canada
If you’re a USA resident and you want to send stuff over, you can have your packed goods for donation picked-up at your residences. Call these numbers for info: 1-800-338-5424 CALIFORNIA, 1-866-377-1192 CHICAGO, 1-800-522-9507 NEW JERSEY, 1-877-983-9686 WASHINGTON STATE
In fact, if you live near an LBC branch, pls note that all LBC branches in the US and Canada will start serving as drop-off centers for your donations to victims of typhoon Sendong. I think all LBC branches in the Philippines already serve as such.
Much of Cagayan de Oro has no water whatsoever. I just saw this post on the Cagayan de Oro Water District Webpage, which I’m going to post here:
WATER RATIONING SCHEDULE effective December 20, 2011
December 19, 2011
by: Public Relations, Information Division
This is to inform the public of the WATER RATIONING SCHEDULE effective December 20, 2011 as follows:
A. MWF and SUNDAYS
– 12MN-4AM : KAUSWAGAN, BAYABAS, BONBON
B. TTH and SATURDAYS
– 12MN-4AM : From ELIPE PARK, CARMEN To APOVEL
C. DAILY: 24 HOURS
1. HYDRANTS & FAUCETS ALONG VAMENTA BOULEVARD, CARMEN
-Near Golden Heritage
-Near KSY and Bacal Clinic
2. Outside City Hall-public faucets
3. Outside City Tennis Court-public faucets
4. HYDRANTS & FAUCETS from LAPASAN to BUGO
-Bgy. Lapasan Plaza
-Entrance of Capistrano Complex
PLEASE BOIL THE WATER BEFORE DRINKING
Here’s a previous announcement of theirs, regarding how you can get water. I hope it still applies as of this posting:
Now, for those of you who have relatives who you think may be affected please follow these links:
Google Person Finder
Google Crisis Map
Speaking of missing persons here’s a child that went missing also (one of over 800 as per latest toll), being swept away wearing a life vest. I heard (and I don’t know how true this is) that his dad, also wearing a life vest, was found all the way in El Salvador (!!!!) Holy smokes! So, since the boy is lighter, he must’ve drifted even further. I hope he’s ok, somewhere.
Here’s another missing person.
The devastation brought by Typhoon Sendong was truly one of the darkest days of this city’s history. However, I can’t help but be blessed that so many of us have risen out of the ashes (er…mud) and are putting in tremendous effort to get our lives back.
Everywhere I look, friends are flying into action. The CDO Bloggers community has been either out on the field or updating everyone on the net on the latest updates (I got most of this info from them). Many of my students have left the comfort of their uptown residents and are also out there getting muddy.
Family friend Johnny has been doing some marathon cooking, feeding hundreds in Macasanding.
|This will feed a hundred. With your support, we could do much more|
My good friend, Monette, has re-opened her laundry business, erratic water schedule notwithstanding. She’s prioritizing servicemen, policemen, and other public servants, but is open to all, of course. I thank her and her employees for her faithfulness. You can get to her shop here:
Neat and Clean Laundry shop
51 Lirio St., Bgy. Carmen CDO
|Here’s what it looks like up front|
|They’re gonna be busssssy!|
There’s so much more relief efforts going on. Everyone is just bustling with activity. CDO will rise again, no doubt