Hello everyone. We lived on Boracay Island for close to a decade and have made many connections with wonderful people and great souls from the island, as well as from the neighboring Aklan and Capiz cities - Ibajay, Roxas City, Kalibo, Panay, among others.
Seeing the devastation from Typhoon Ursula that hit these areas on Christmas Day, a day when residents and locals should have been celebrating, was beyond heartbreaking. So many houses destroyed and livelihoods lost. These small town and rural areas did not expect the typhoon to hit them so hard.
They need the help to rebuild their lives. These are good people that deserve to be given hope and happiness during this season. As Christmastime is a time for giving, we appeal to your good hearts to please donate any amount that you can to help the typhoon victims - even the tiniest amount will help. Donations of clothes will also be much appreciated, you can message me or leave a comment so I can send you more details on how to do this.
We can also accept bank donations if more convenient. These are our bank details:
Rica Marie Velasco
BPI Savings Account
2529 0545 32
Maria Therese Juliano
BDO Savings Account
We will distribute donations to point people in affected areas and we will be posting a complete accounting report on how the money was distributed for transparency purposes.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and kindness.
Roxas City Photos : Bombo Radyo Roxas
Boracay Photos: Vivid Encarnacion Preglo / Junila Oczon
Ibajay Photo: Maureen Fernandez
Capiz Photos: Karen Bermejo
UPDATE: We are also collecting donations in kind: Clothes, toys, basic medicine, childrens vitamins, hygiene products. Please let us know if you would like to make a donation. Thank you so much!
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