I realize this has absolutely nothing to do with crafting, but it is something close to my heart, and something I think is important.
I made a post about the Philippine typhoon flood on my other blog, if you’re interested in donating here’s some info
Typhoon Ketsana, aka Ondoy, swept over the Philippines and dropped over 455 millimeter into the Manila area, 341 millimeters of that rainfall fell in only 6 hours, to put that in perspective Katrina had 350 millimeters fall in a 24 hour period. The flooding as of today has left over 240 dead and thousands other homeless.
Donation info outside of Philippines:
- Philippine Aid
- Pnoy Apparel – buy a any Sammy t-shirt and they’ll donate another to a child, plus $5 of your purchase
Donation info within Philippines (you can use this if you live outside of the country as well)
If you live in the Philippines and can’t donate money you can still donate other goods, the Philippine National Red Cross is still in need of these:
Most urgent needs
Food items: Rice, noodles, canned goods, sugar, iodized salt, cooking oil, monggo beans and portable water
Medicines: Paracetamol, antibiotics, analgesic, oral rehydration salts, multivitamins and medications to treat diarrheal diseases
Non-food items: Bath soaps, face towels, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, plastic mats, blankets, mosquito nets, jerry cans, water containers, water purification tablets, plastic sheeting's, and Laundry soap
Rehabilitation Programs: Shelter materials for house repair
If you live in the US and can’t donate there’s always people in need here in our own country. You can donate blood to the American Red Cross, volunteer at your local shelter (women's, animal, homeless, etc…), donate home goods to your local shelter (women's, animal, homeless, etc…), donate or volunteer with The Salvation Army, help out the old lady who lives down the street from you, or just do something good today.