Friday, 23 December 2011

A week after Sendong and help for Sendong victims

After the flush flood on December 17, 2011 around midnight, the typhoon Sendong has left many people homeless and worst is that many people died with that incident and there are still a lot missing. So what has happened after a week? Today it has been on the news that 1,054 people were reported missing and were from hardest hit areas of Cagayan de Oro City (626) and Iligan City (406). Estimated fatalities of 1,080, 445 have yet to be identified in Cagayan de Oro City and 312 in Iligan City. There is still no water in most areas of Cagayan de Oro which makes it harder for people to move on and clean their houses and streets. However, there is somehow some good news, as some Filipino’s nationwide and overseas has been helping those who were affected. Note that they are still accepting any sort of donations; so if you want to share something, you can give any old clothing’s, food, money, bottled water, blanket and whatever you can think of that those people needed. As of where to drop by your donations, the best thing to do is to go to the nearest evacuation center or command center in your area if you are in Cagayan de Oro or Iligan, but if you are abroad, there are Filipino communities helping and gathering whatever they can to send back to the Sendong Victims, so you might as well inquire to those Filipino communities near your area. I think there are also some online thing where you can send cash donations, one of the trusted one I saw is the Xavier University School in Cagayan de Oro, the school has launched a new website intended to help the Sendong Victims at so please check that as well.

I have here some photos of the said Sendong aftermath; these were taken by my cousin from Cagayan de Oro on the 17th of December just after the flood washed off some areas of Cagayan de Oro.

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