Tropical Depression Vinta ( international name Tembin) strengthened into a tropical storm before dawn on Thursday, December 21 in the Philippine area of responsibility. On Sunday morning, just hours before Christmas Eve (December 24), it left at least 200 dead and thousands of residents homeless in Mindanao where one of our co-workers and her family currently resides. Noeme Quinco has been a part of REI Network LP for a year and she has tremendously contributed to the growth of the company. We would like to show our support for her as part of the REI family in this very trying time as they struggle to recover from the damage that the storm has caused to their home and way of life. They lost power, water supply, clothing, and basic appliances and any help we can give will go a long way in getting her back on her feet. Let's work together in helping a friend in need.