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gmb8585

I'm here in cebu until april and have the time to volunteer in relief efforts, either here in cebu or the northern end of the island. Any suggestions on how to pursue this further?

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hoz

From Cebu Relief Coordination:

 

Hi! Ure invited to Dahil sa Yolanda Discussion, Planning & Action: a Relief & Rehab Gathering on Sun, Dec 1 830am to 5pm at d QC Sports Club, E Rod Ave. Lets pool our creative & other resources to help our countrymen! To cover meals, pls bring 200 pesos. Pls pass to those who u envision to be part of a successful relief & rehab effort, e.g. NGOs, individuals, corporations, portals, etc Thx!:)dino manrique (09164143392) phil typhoon & calamity watch fb grp

 

Go to:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cebu-Relief-Coordination/654827487885145

 

also:

 

https://www.facebook.com/rafi.org.ph

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jtmwatchbiz

since we are sensitive about making sure 100% of our hard earned money spent on goods is going directly to the people in need, we have been buying bulk supplies like canned goods and packaged food like crackers and snacks along with other similar stuff, packing it in individual bags containing roughly 20 items each, and bringing the stuff up to northern cebu island and handing it out directly to the people themselves. we have a taxi guy with one of those bigger van style toyotas and he is familiar with the neighborhoods hard hit and he enjoys making the runs up north with us. we pay him but it's a reasonable price as he digs right in and works right along side our crew. if you will like more info and his cell # send me a pm. there is really nothing difficult about just doing it yourself and the people up there really appreciate it. 

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Durham

A mate of mine have made 2 trips to Bogo recently giving out to locals direct, we have gone to the same small village twice and its been a great pleasure to do it.

 

Unfortunately our funds have dried up at the moment. 

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jtmwatchbiz

A mate of mine have made 2 trips to Bogo recently giving out to locals direct, we have gone to the same small village twice and its been a great pleasure to do it.

 

Unfortunately our funds have dried up at the moment. 

 

 

 

yes the key is to do it and it doesn't hinge on spending big money. all the brainstorming, planning and organizing relief help is great but these people up north need the food NOW!. it's no more complicated than taking 1 hour to go to fooda or any other big store, buying canned and packaged goods and returning home,  spend an additional 2 hours there packing them in smaller hand out bags, then stuffing it all into a vehicle and hitting the road. it's as easy as that. no committees, big fund drives, complicated distribution channels, just go there and hand the stuff out.  

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Durham

Yes its so easy to do if you have spare cash, the last time we bought 3 50kg sacks of rice tinned food and packed it into individual bags to give to the locals.

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