UPDATE: Typhoon Ondoy/Ketsana

The unfortunate events of Typhoon Ondoy has been covered non-stop in the media to the point that it made me take a break from updating this blog. Over 200 deaths have been confirmed in many reports. According to an article from Voice of America, Philippine authorities say that 240 people have died in the floods caused by Tropical Storm Ketsana but that number is likely to rise. And rescue efforts could be hampered by new storms that could be heading toward the Philippines. However as of Tuesday evening, GMANews provided information that the death toll in Philippines may already have exceeded 300. The National Capital Region followed with 124 or 54 in Marikina City; another 54 in Quezon City; seven in Taguig City; five in Pasig City; and four in Valenzuela City.

Typhoon Ondoy aka Tropical Storm Ketsana is not only affecting Philippines but also made its way to other Asian countries like Vietnam. Reuters also confirmed that 32 people and counting have perished from Typhoon Ondoy’s devastation. If you would like to read more about the updates on Typhoon Ondoy please refer to the sources as I want to focus on how you can help these victims.

SOURCES:
TIME
BBC WORLD
VOA NEWS
REUTERS AlertNet
ChinaView
ABS-CBN


HOW YOU CAN HELP 

I was recently contacted by the UN World Food Programme who informed me that they have identified at least 178 000 families in need of immediate food aid and provided me information on how everyone can help out. Below is information on how you can help these victims. Even the smallest amounts help: $18 can feed a family for 2 weeks!


Over the weekend, torrential rains pounded the Philippines. Tropical Storm Ketsana has resulted in widespread flooding, landslides and massive population displacement. More than 1.8 million people have been affected, and that number could rise.

Following an emergency assessment, the World Food Programme has identified at least 178,000 families in need of immediate food aid. Your donation today will help families at a critical moment. A donation of:
– $18 provides a family with rice for 2 weeks
– $90 feeds 5 families for 2 weeks
– $180 feeds 10 families for 2 weeks

And if you are capable of going that extra mile, $18,000 will provide 1000 families with rice for 2 weeks.

Many families have lost their homes. Let’s join together to help ensure they don’t go hungry as well.

 

If you are in the Chicagoland area there is going to be an event at Edith’s Place in Mt. Prospect.

Aris Enterprise and 3Doves Foundation!!

Join us in helping Typhoon Ondoy Victims by coming to our event this friday…

We are featuring The TIBOS DJs mix the OLD SCHOOL to Hip Hop.

Also featuring Chicago’s Entertainers.

Jovie Calma-Santos
Cherry Pineda
Ryan Castillejos
Guia Rivera
MER

$15.00 for admission only at the door.

Edith’s Place is a Filipino cuisine restaurant, the place will be open to serve food and drinks, huge dance floor.

Like to thank Edith for donating her place for this event!!

For Information please call:

Aris Topacio – 847-344-4451
Jason Dela Cruz – 847-845-6750

Other sites you can donate to include the following:
AmeriCares
Here’s To Life
Laughs for Literacy
Philippine National Red Cross
Manuel L. Quezon III

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