It’s over a week now since Visayas has been struck by typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda). Since then, many people who were not devastated by the typhoon are more than willing to help the survivors surpass this tragic event. As of now, three of the most popular and well-advertised organizations in the country include ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya, GMA Kapuso and Alagang Kapatid foundations. Well, there’s no problem volunteering in these organizations. However, I think the space there is becoming more limited as many volunteer workers are rushing to these areas.
So, for those who wanted to help but cannot be accommodated in the said groups, you might want to consider doing some volunteer work at Villamor Airbase Gym in Pasay City.
How Can You Help?
You can help in many ways. For one, you can gather the goods into one plastic bag. Normally, a bag will include a combination of noodles, canned goods and rice. Aside from this, you can also help move the packed goodies to the trucks. On that note, the team needs now people who are knowledgeable in logistics and stuffs like that. There are still other ways which you can be useful in the relief operations there. Just attend the briefing to find out what will work for you.
Finally, there’s no limit when it comes to reaching out to other people. If you are someone who can sleep comfortably at night and can eat three to five times a day, here is the chance for you to show how grateful you are. Even foreigners that are just here in our country for a vacation are there to help us out. So, what are you waiting for? Volunteer now and help Visayas rebuild what Typhoon Yolanda has ruined.
Don’t go to Villamor Airbase right away without informing them before hand. That way, you will know what schedule will suit you the best. Based on my observation, the team there now mostly need volunteers from 8 PM onwards since these are the times where there are less volunteers in the area.
Oh and by the way, I would also like to acknowledge the effort of our Armed Forces of the Philippines(AFP) in the on-going relief operations. After seeing how they get involved in the whole relief-packing process, I came to realize that our AFP is not just there during times of war. We can count on them too even in our country’s trying times. Kudos to you sir and ma’am! Thank you so much.
Count your blessings.