Illustration by ANGELO MANALO
Solid off that helpless feeling, there are such a lot of issues we will do, large and small, to assist our countrymen
The strongest storm this 2020 struck us proper in the midst of the nation through the pandemic. It left 1000’s of Filipinos struggling to regain composure. Within the wake of the current Storm Rolly, internationally referred to as Goni, catastrophe, the vast majority of Bicol and components of Batangas have been destroyed. 20 folks have been proclaimed lifeless, and 1000’s of Filipinos are ready for aid.
The youth might discover a lingering feeling of helplessness as they scroll previous visuals of the aftermath. However you aren’t actually helpless, there are issues you are able to do about it. Listed here are a number of methods you can also make a distinction and assist:
Don’t romanticize resiliency
This age-old advantage of Filipinos has turn out to be well-known all around the world. We’re “resilient” folks. However if you happen to look nearer you’ll notice it’s not all smiles and power—actually, it shouldn’t revolve round that. Resiliency as a advantage in the midst of a typhoon-stricken, even poverty-laden, place is nothing however a industrial excuse.
Bayanihan is an efficient factor. Eclipsing the actual struggling of our folks, nonetheless, isn’t. So if you happen to publish concerning the aftermath of Storm Rolly, break the resiliency narrative.
Donate and volunteer
Twitter has definitely been doing its factor with donation drives for various functions have been going round since January. You don’t need to pitch in lots however you possibly can faucet into varied organizations (and even fandom accounts) that cater to totally different areas affected by Storm Rolly so you possibly can attain extra folks. Some are even asking for further serving to fingers to help in packing items and disseminating info.
You probably have a GCash or checking account, you can too host the fundraiser your self and share the deets with your pals and mutuals.
We elevate our prayers, that God might heal and restore our folks and our land. Allow us to all prolong our hearts and fingers, and proceed to assist these in want. As soon as extra, we name in your generosity, and please assist us unfold the phrase. pic.twitter.com/1iB7wiYMgj
— Ateneo de Manila (@ateneodemanilau) November 2, 2020
#RollyPH CALL FOR DONATIONS
In preparation for the devastation of tremendous hurricane Rolly, Tulong Kabataan wish to ask for donations to offer aid to our brothers and sisters within the Bicol Area in addition to for the organising of soup kitchens in NCR. pic.twitter.com/08SWg5tYpA
— Tulong Kabataan Community (@TulongKab) November 1, 2020
ARMYs all around the world. Filipinos want your assist!!
JUST BTS PH ARMY is now accepting donations (Money or in-kind) for these filipinos affected by #TyphoonRolly. Any quantity will assist and be very a lot appreciated!!🥺🥺
Donation shall be named below 𝗕𝗧𝗦 𝗔𝗥𝗠𝗬!!#RollyPH pic.twitter.com/drMSdiQCJF
— JUST BTS Philippines || W.I.N.G💜 (@JUSTBTSPH) November 2, 2020
As of 9:00 AM, 02 Nov 2020, our Bangon Luzon aid drive for hurricane victims has raised P152,127.67.
On Thursday, we are going to start the distribution of aid help to our fellow Filipinos affected by Storm #RollyPH.
Thanks in your help and generosity! #ReliefPH pic.twitter.com/fIrRLRrYOd
— Kaya Natin! Motion (@KayaNatinPH) November 2, 2020
❗️WE BICOLANOS NEED YOUR HELP❗️
If you’re privileged sufficient to have some further in your pocket, I extremely encourage you to donate to my fellow Bicolanos who’re extraordinarily affected by #RollyPH. I’ve gathered some information on the right way to assist through these sort folks’s donation drive. pic.twitter.com/q6YFG97PqI
— Vergel Gregorio (@vergelgregorioo) November three, 2020
PROJECT SAGIP #RollyPH: CALL FOR DONATIONS 📍
We’re extending Venture Sagip to assist out our Kababayans severely affected by Storm Rolly. All funds shall be used for aid operations for the advantage of our farmers and different Kababayans affected by #RollyPH. #ParaSaBayan 🇵🇭 pic.twitter.com/imgRJXMFiS
— #ForOurFarmers 🌱 (@forourfarmers) November 1, 2020
CALL FOR DONATIONS
The GABRIELA Alliance of Filipino Girls calls on all its members and allies within the Philippines and abroad to mobilize aid efforts for our fellow Filipinos affected by supertyphoon Rolly (worldwide title: Goni).
Assist. Donate. Volunteer.#RollyPH pic.twitter.com/WA3hnkB3br
— GABRIELA #DefendFilipinoWomen (@gabrielaphils) November 1, 2020
Use your expertise
Merge your passions and compassion into one thing extra tangible. Your copywriting expertise might spark a name to motion amongst netizens, or your vector graphics might assist get these copies throughout in a extra visually-appealing means. You possibly can even create a Fb pubmat and curate an inventory of donation drives, or settle for artwork commissions to boost funds for a trigger.
Hello once more! My commissions are at present open and 50% of the proceeds will go to donation drives for #RollyPh (Hyperlink of drives in thread)!! (1/2) pic.twitter.com/ZS4hRKt3u3
— rin 💕 COMMS OPEN (2/5) (@rieeemagnum) November 1, 2020
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