a day well spent

On November 8, 2013, the Philippines was badly hit by the super typhoon Yolanda (internationally known as Haiyan), killing thousands of people, breaking homes and destroying properties of millions of people in the Visayas region. It was devastating and heart-wrenching. Immediately after Yolanda left, a lot of relief and rescue efforts, as well as fund drives were started for the victims of the super typhoon Yolanda.

Cleigh and I wanted to help in any way we can. So it was decided to have a day to spend engaging ourselves in fun drives and relief efforts for the Yolanda victims. That day was last Saturday, November 16.

2 days before the 16th, we registered for the Rescue Run in which registration fees served as donations that will go to the victims of Yolanda. Honestly, we weren’t able to run the marathon even if we have already registered because we were super late for the event. All runners have finished running when we got to the venue. We just went to a playground in BGC and ran our own marathon, circling the playground for 5 laps/rounds.

After our own marathon, we went directly to DSWD NROC warehouse to volunteer and help with the repacking of relief goods. We repacked from 3pm until 6:30pm. It was really tiring but fun. There were a lot of individuals and groups from different sectors – students, military people, volunteers from different companies, and random people who just wanted to give their time to help. The sight of these people was overwhelming.

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It is such a nice feeling knowing you have grabbed that chance to do something good for people you don’t even know, without expecting something in return. 🙂

After the repacking of goods in DSWD, we went to watch Thor in iMax as our day’s finale. It was awesome. 🙂

That day may be tiring.. but it was all worth it.

Let me just take this opportunity to say Thank you to ALL over the world who’s helping us in this most trying time. Maraming Salamat Po!

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