Dear ShanghaiMamas Family,
Last November 8, 2013, the worst storm in the world’s recorded history ravaged more than 2/3 of the Philippines. Super Typhoon Haiyan was like USA’s Hurricane Katrina meets the Asian Tsunami. But experts say Haiyan was 3.5 times more destructive than Hurricane Katrina and much wider in scope.
To put the Super Typhoon’s magnitude in perspective, if Haiyan happened in Europe, it would’ve stretched over London, Paris, Zurich, Prague, Berlin, Brussels, Amsterdam & Edinburgh. Entire cities, towns & islands were wiped out.
My family is safe, my hometown has narrowly and miraculously escaped from the full wrath of the Category 5 cyclone. Unfortunately, the neighboring islands weren’t as blessed. Survivors are struggling to survive. Island after island, there’s no food, water, medicine nor shelter; which led to anarchy in some areas. It’s impossible for current rescue & relief operations to reach all these areas, due to the massive scale of destruction and the islands’ scattered geography.
I appeal to you to reach out by doing any of these ways:
1. Donate Cash.
You and your friends can do it directly through these reputable online donation sites. Every little bit helps
You can also wire your donation free of charge to several reputable organizations, for details go to www.bebebalm.com/haiyan/
2. Support the Filipino Community’s fundraiser “Dance for a Cause”.
It’s got cool music, great auctions and raffle. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Philippine Red Cross; and our fundraiser’s got endorsement from the Philippine Consulate in Shanghai.
a. Donate Products or Services for our auction during the event. (ie gift vouchers)
b. Attend the event. December 1, 2013. Sunday. 4pm-9pm (auction starts at 6pm). The Apartment, 3F, 47 Yongfu Lu near Fuxing Xi Lu. 永福路47号3楼, 近复兴西路.
(*This event caters to adults. Ticket presells at CNY150, includes raffle and 1 drink.)
If you wish to donate, got leads, or if you’ve got questions about our “Dance for a Cause” fundraising event, please contact Mick Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 1391 6062530.
Thanks for taking time to read this.
Your fellow Shanghai Mama,