I'm back home.
It has been two months since Haiyan, and slowly Tacloban has begun to rise from its ruins. The news has died down, but the stories continue.
Sometimes I feel like I am in a foreign place, a place I need to rediscover. It is a heartbreaking reality, but it is something that I must face, and something the people of Tacloban have been facing for the past few months.
We went to Cebu a week after Haiyan to escape the horrors that seemed to haunt us in every corner of the typhoon ridden city. And now that we're back for good since I have school this January 13, I feel like the horrors never really stopped. From the view of an eighteen year old girl who grew up in the city by the Cantabato Bay, it is a city bruised and left for dead, reviving itself.
And now I have decided to immerse myself into helping those who were not as lucky as I was. In the bible, I always remember that I was taught that if I wanted to give something to the poor, I should give with my left hand and never let my right hand know what I was doing. It meant that when I do something good, I shouldn't tell others. But in this case, I need the help of the people who can donate and give what they could for the people of Tacloban.
I have already volunteered for a local charity in Tacloban, I still have rice runs for OATH, and now I will share with you Help after Haiyan.
This organization who added me to their group had a unique story all on their own. You can find their website here. http://www.helpafterhaiyan.com
Their goal is to reach 100,000 likes on their Facebook page by February. When every like can be worth 1Million, it's worth it. So I'm sharing their page, with the hope that you will help them in this endeavor.
Read my experience of Haiyan here : http://dimperfectprincess.blogspot.com/2013/11/meeting-haiyan-first-hand-experience.html
You can read more at the "Haiyan Experience" tab on my blog.