Donating+Volunteering=Helping Flood Victims

Welcome, loyal readers! I am very sorry that I haven’t posted for months. Really. Well, at least I have a good story to tell today. It’s not food related, actually. It’s about donating food, clothes and soap for flood victims here in the Philippines, and volunteering in sorting and packing as well.

August 11, 2012

Mom, Eco, Oz, Zia, and I were heading off to our music and sports classes. We got to the gym and sent Eco and Oz to their judo classes. The rest of us went to donate our old clothes to the flood victims. We went to the Relief Operations and did just that. The Relief Operations was organized by the University Student Council. The gym was also shared with another Relief Operations group, organized by Aboitiz Foundation. We signed up to volunteer in helping the people pack and sort. A man showed us the different stations. There are rice and noodles stations, water stations, soap and shampoo stations, and a clothes station. Next, he showed us what to do, then divided us into groups to start working. Mom, Zia and I started folding and sorting the clothes into three groups: men’s clothes, women’s clothes and children’s clothes.

We helped until 10:20. At that time, Mom asked permission to leave and eat lunch to the demonstrator. Then Mom drove Zia to her piano class. I tagged along with them because I also have a piano lesson. While Zia was studying, Mom and I waited for her to finish. After she finished, we went back to pick up Oz and Eco for their music classes along with mine. We did that, then we ate lunch. After lunch, we went back to the gym to volunteer again. The people welcomed us back. We went around and offered the people our help. We stacked noodles, tied packages, and packed those packages into sacks. Others put the sacks into trucks offered by UPROTC and jeeps. We finished quickly because there are a lot more volunteers than we first started. Now the supplies are on their way to the flood victims in different places here in the Philippines.

University Student Council poster

University Student Council poster

Aboitiz Foundation poster

Aboitiz Foundation poster

Packages ready!

Packages ready!

Water station

Water station

Shoes

Shoes

Eco, me, Zia and Oz, along with a truck

Eco, me, Zia and Oz, along with a truck

The drop-off point for donations

The drop-off point for donations

For biodegradable trash

For biodegradable trash

For non-biodegradable and recyclable trash

For non-biodegradable and recyclable trash

Us, putting the packages into sacks.

Us, putting the packages into sacks.

Folding, sorting, folding, sorting...

Folding, sorting, folding, sorting…

Baggage counter for volunteers

Baggage counter for volunteers

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Whew! We were very tired but contented that we helped victims from the merciless storm. We were SO tired that we fell asleep right after taking a bath when we got home.
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