Thanks to social media, I got in contact with foreigners who had the kind heart to help the survivors, even when they did not know them. After days of canvasing and tying the knots, we finally got to go to Tacloban, almost a month after we left for Cebu. My parents, together with my brother and I traveled five hours by boat and two hours by car. It was completely devastating to see the sight, the fallen trees, roofless houses and the lot. I don't want to divulge into any other details, because I will be posting some pictures below.
Anyway, it was simply heartbreaking when we reached the town that we were meant to be helping. Their houses were half or all gone, the mountain bare of leaves and destruction was everywhere. And yet, these girls found a reason to smile when I faced them the camera.
This is where they live now, in a make shift house made of blown away roof and wood.
Here is a video of him, asking for materials for his house:
They have lost their homes, some lost family members, but they didn't lose hope. They found the energy to smile when we presented them with the sacks of rice, all donated by OATH.
Looking at the faces of these sweethearts were all worth it. So now I ask you this: would you want to be one of the reasons why they are smiling that way? If you'd like, you can make a donation. A little literally goes a long way.
Account Number : 140083300011
Account Name :
O. A. TRUST HOUSE INC
Beneficiary Bank: Philippines National Bank (PNB)
Address of Beneficiary Bank: Gil Puyat, Makati Branch
Country : Philippines
Swift code : PNBMPHMM
Our next voyage towards their town would be on December 27, where we would deliver the first batch of house supplies(roof, nail and wood) for them to start 2014 with a new home and stronger hope.