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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cagayan de Oro City Philippines Needs Your Help

My husband and I were driving to Alabama yesterday morning and I called my mom in the Philippines to inform her about my whereabouts. I also need to calm her down that Cagayan de Oro is in the path of the storm Sendong. She got nervous with thunderstorm and winds so; I told her to not to worry too much because it will pass by in few hours. I can hear the wind gushing and the falling rain on the canopy. Hearing my voice and my constant calls made her at ease. By 2 PM, that's dawntime in Cagayan de Oro, my FB friends were busy posting distressed posts about flooding.Here are some of the photos taken and shared to public in FB by DON JUNIOR. Thank you so much for sharing Don. My heart sank and I was devastated! When I grew up, my family lived in Cagayan de Oro river banks and there is nothing like this ever happened in our city. I was about 8 years old when there was flooding in Consolacion. My uncle carried me on his back because it was so deep and the streets were ankle-deep. Not this time! This is worst because according to my cousin, the water rise up quickly and their house was engulf with flood water above the roof. All their belongings GONE forever and that includes the appliances. Thank God that 6 of them plus two children are safe! All the neighbors that I knew from childhood were all safe but, some of them are in the evacuation area and no place to come home for Christmas. I am pleading your HELP to please share your blessings. If you live in the city and you are not affected, bring food, water, and clothings to the evacuation centers of Balulang and Macanhan. Do not forget Consolacion, the street where I grew up. There is a Nuestra Senora Virgin del Rosario church in there and you can drop off your donations. I am imploring your help. As for my relatives who lives in this area, they are temporarily taking shelter in the house with my mom. They have nothing this Christmas but, there are other people who have no one to hang on. Let us give them help NOW! If you live in the US, you may contact the information below, shared by Nene Luna :

KIWA Kagayanons International -Washington Chapter
7260 Sunset Ave NE, Bremerton,

WA 98311

Cell #: 360-981-4794
c/o Estela C. Jakobsson (President)

or Raul Bacas (Treasurer)

1 comment:

  1. I didn't really know the real damage until I saw some photos online. Shocking and so so sad.. My heart is crying and just can't believe it :( on the other note, I thank God that you're family is safe..


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