A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the entire province of Bohol, my home province in the central part of the Philippines yesterday which claims as of this posting 110 lives. Several injured and countless who have lost their homes along with destructed bridges, roads, public markets, municipal halls, business establishments and the most heartbreaking of all - centuries old churches which served as our symbol of faith and tourist attractions.
People were displaced in evacuation centers in the affected municipalities right now. To date, 10 municipalities are still isolated and need rescue. The people need ready to eat food, bottled waters, and even tents especially as rains occur from time to time and people are scared to go home yet in their respective homes due to aftershocks (830 recorded by PHILVOCS as of this posting).
My friends and I are organizing a fund raising initiative to help those in need in our own little way. We plan to coordinate it with the local government of those affected municipalities. We plan to buy ready to cook food, bottled water, toiletries and other necessities for the people and any help we could extend to the victims and their families.
We are knocking your benevolent hearts to help the people of my beloved province who are affected of the killer earthquake. Even the smallest donation is welcome and very much appreciated. It could mean a lot and uplift my fellow Boholanos who are in distress right now.
You can also contact me directly at [email protected].com or call me at +63-929-237-3295 for details.
Related links: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bangon-Bohol/1422132994669069
Photos of the relief operation will be posted in this site and on my Facebook account.
UPDATE: October 18, 2013
All the proceeds with this will go to the barangays of Aliguay, San Roque and Cabawan in Maribojoc, Bohol as these 3 barangays were badly affected. My friend Lea Jumamil's family lives in those barangay and until now the people on those barangays are still sleeping outside their houses and very much needed food, water, medicine and clothes.
You can also send your donations directly through Western Union or through bank wire transfer remittance in the following options:
a. Through Paypal in this page:
Paypal name: Ria Hansen
Paypal email: [email protected]
b. Bank transfer
Bank Name: Bank of the Philippine Island
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM
Account Name: Jennifer A. Corre
Direct Savings Account Number: 0466-3449-46
b. Wester Union remittance
Name: Jennifer A. Corre or Lea G. Jumamil
Address: Franco St., San Andres Bukid, Manila, Philippines/Magsaysay Ave., Signal Village, Taguig City, Philippines
Please inform us as to your remittance so that we can properly account for it.
Thank you again for your help. God bless you and your love ones a millionfold.