Typhoon Ulysses Fund Raising

Fundraising campaign by Cindy Zaremalekabadi
  • US$7,201.00
    raised of $1,000.00 goal
720% Funded
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We all experience disasters, calamities and other difficulties in life. But the best thing about humanity is the desire to help one another. I am working in a BPO company and I see my team struggling because of the worst typhoon that I experience in 10 years. I am making this campaign to help my team who are greatly affected with the typhoon Ulysses. Christmas is coming and the aftermath of this calamity take away the excitement that we have for the only season that we were looking forward to despite the pandemic-Christmas. With your financial assistance, I can share this donation to the team and look forward to giving them some joy despite losing almost everything because of the flood. I am grateful for everyone and hope that you have a blessed life with your family.

One of the most affected was Jade and her family. This is her story below.

It was the midnight of November 12, 2020 when Typhoon Ulysses started to unleash howling winds and strong rains. My shift ends at 2:00 am but my family and I weren’t able to sleep because we’re so anxious about what could possibly happen. At 6:00 am, we noticed that the water rose quickly and we decided to pack some things that we can bring with us in case we evacuate. We’ve also tried to put other things on the top of the cabinet and even at our ceiling because we only have one floor. As the flood continuously rose, my family and I already decided to go to the building near us for temporary refuge. At first, we were just outside of the said building, but we are blessed that the guard who’s looking after the building allowed us to stay inside as we’re already showing symptoms of hypothermia due to exposure to strong winds and rains. We also brought our two dogs with us and didn’t leave them behind. We safeguard the desktop I use for work by putting it at our ceiling at first, but since we’re afraid that the flood may reach it, my father went back home to save it even if the flood is already chest-deep. We weren’t able to bring food but we are lucky that the one looking after the building has given us water and food to eat.

When the flood goes down to knee-level on Friday, we went to my Grandmother’s house since our house is still underwater – we walked, together with our dogs while we carried the things that we’ve saved including the desktop. I’m glad that I was able to report to work as soon as we got to my Grandmother’s house as they have electricity. When we went home on a Saturday night, it was devastating to see that our clothes, bed, furniture and appliances were all flooded and covered by mud left by the major flooding swept across the city. Our house is located at a downslope that’s why there’s a portion where the height of the flood exceeds 5 feet and there’s also part of the house in which the flood is neck-deep. Even our Tricycle (motorcycle with an attached sidecar), which is the source of income of my father was ruined by the typhoon and up to this day, we haven’t had it repaired yet due to lack of funds since I’m the only one in the family who has a job right now.

The city where I lived in is currently under the “State of Calamity” because of the casualties left by the typhoon. We haven’t experienced this kind of flooding for so many years that’s why everyone was surprised. The widespread flooding brought back traumatic memories of Typhoon Ondoy which happened more than a decade ago.

However, we are still blessed that we are all safe and even though we are badly affected, I always try to have a positive outlook on life. And with that, together with my friends, we turn this tragedy into an opportunity to help those who are also in need. We conducted a donation drive via social media and have already distributed 100 packs of relief goods to the people who are also living in Marikina City and we have decided to donate the remaining monetary donations to the people of Cagayan Valley - all of these are with transparency report and we did not get a single centavo for our own benefit. Up to this day, we are still in the process of recovering. Surviving a typhoon in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic is tough, but we can rise again even after the most difficult situations by helping each other. Thank you so much!

Organizer

  • Cindy Zaremalekabadi
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  • Campaign Owner
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  • Pasig, PH

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  • Richard Black
  • Donated on Dec 29, 2020
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  • Clarence Fisher
  • Donated on Dec 29, 2020
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  • Janet Groves
  • Donated on Dec 03, 2020
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  • Christopher Adlam
  • Donated on Nov 27, 2020
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  • Rachel Ross
  • Donated on Nov 27, 2020
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  • Joana Marques
  • Donated on Nov 26, 2020
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US$7,201.00
raised of $1,000.00 goal
720% Funded
16 Donors