On the morning of November 8th, the strongest storm in recorded history made landfall in the Philippines. The night before, I was in Malapascua Island in Northern Cebu on the path of the eye of the typhoon. My friends and I were able to evacuate to Cebu City, but so many others did not have that luxury.
Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda ravaged Samar, Leyte, Northern Cebu, Capiz, Aklan, Iloilo, and Northern Palawan. Hundreds are dead, presumed dead, or missing. Food & water are scarce. Many need medical help but supplies & medicine are unavailable. It's all over the news. Bottomline is... we need to mobilize and send them medicine and supplies. We can't let the survivors perish due to neglect.
I am partnering with the Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine (where I study medicine) to raise funds for antibiotics, antitetanus meds, bandages, and other supplies for victims of Haiyan/Yolanda. I am a nobody who wants to help. With your donations, we can all be nobodies who can make a difference.
Currently, we will be buying supplies & medicine for communities in Leyte, Capiz, and Northern Cebu. Groceries such as water and ready to eat food will also be delivered to food scarce areas. Hygiene kits that include shampoo, soap, etc shall be sent to hard hit areas. My team and I will be delivering the goods personally. We are also funding the United Architects of the Philippines so that they can provide shelter kits to families who have no homes. No red tape. Pure accountability.
Communities we support:
-San Remigio, Cebu
-Roxas City, Capiz
-Santa Rosa, Leyte
-If you know of specific communities that need aid, please email me their contact info at: [email protected] or call/text me directly at +63 920 806 3883 (Smart). We'd like to reach out to them as well. There are many small barangays that have been neglected. You can also PM me at: https://www.facebook.com/samantha.tinsay
-Our med school FB page: https://www.facebook.com/CDUMedCouncil20132014
-Our efforts are featured on Philippine media: http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/issues/disasters/43300-reliefph-victims-typhoon-yolanda-help
-All donations are tax deductible. A receipt will be provided via email as well as photos/receipts of the purchased medical supplies, medicine, and groceries. I will also be taking screenshots of all online transactions. Transparency is what we aim for.
Every dollar counts. $2 feeds a family of four for a day. $4 completely cures 1 person with infection. Big or small, the amount doesn't matter. We can all do this together.
*Video & photo used in this fundraiser are from EuroNews & the Associated Press (AP).