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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Bloggers Helping Sendong Victims In CDO

Cagayan de Oro is like a home to me. I was actually there a few weeks ago appreciating the beauty of the  city, enjoying the festivities of my Alma Mater and loving  the warm welcome of my  family and friends. But now, Sendong's wrath changed everything. The devastation brought about by Typhoon Sendong have left thousands of families mourning and displaced. As of this time, death toll has already reached more than a thousand and still increasing and more than 276,000 people remain homeless and sheltered by evacuation centers.

As a Kagay-anon, it breaks my heart to see my countrymen in such a helpless state. I know that in my own little way, I need to do something to help. The first thing I did was re post in my other blog the call to HELP CAGAYAN DE ORO and I am so happy upon knowing that many of my friends responded. Others called me and confirmed their willingness to donate. During that time I recommended that donations be given to the foundations and groups stated in my blog. Donations in any form  will be given to all the victims anyway.

Until, this particular blogger friend from the US who wishes not to be named,  reached out and send monetary help to my sister in Cagayan de Oro and even encouraged some of her blogpals to donate and help in the cause of  providing mats and blankets to 240 families staying at Xavier Heights Gym in Balulang thus "Bloggers Blanket" was given birth.  The victims are somehow surviving day by day with the food  and clothes from other  donors and also from the barangay. What they are asking right now are mats and blankets for them to at least combat the cold weather and the coldness of the cemented flooring inside the gym.

As of the moment, the funds gathered by  Bloggers Blanket are not yet enough to give a pair of mat and blanket to all the families in the community. You might wonder, what's the difference between donating to a big agency or to an organized group compared to Bloggers Blanket, I can say that there's a lot. First, you can be very sure that your donations will go directly to the recipients. Second, the only interest and objective of the group is to help the victims directly which means that corruption has no place in the group. Photos and documentation of the activities will be visible through the blog posts of this blog and the blogs of some supporters and finally someone from the group is tasked to account everything and will make sure that every penny goes to the recipients. When you donate,  you can help these people rebuild their lives...

These kids are waiting for your support. Please make their lives a little better
Victims of Sendong housed at Xavier Heights Gym in Balulang.

Bloggers Blanket aims to provide mats, blankets  and a little financial support to these families for them to start anew. Distribution of relief goods are facilitated by my sister Allyn, her husband Cy and her SIL Cindy. If you want to be a part of this cause, please send your donations via Paypal to:

Your support will really make a big  difference in the lives of this people. May the Lord  give you back all the blessings you share  more than a hundred times. Please be a  part  of this cause. Share your blessings and spread love and joy this Christmas.

*Photo credits to Allyn, Cycy and Cindy



  1. what a great way to help, seeing people's faces happy are so priceless :-) Visiting for WW, hope that you can return the favor too.

  2. Happy to hear and see that people still unites and helping each other..

    Visiting for WW! Hope you can visit mine too..

  3. GOD bless their hearts Sis for the help. Visiting this time for OT, hope that you can return the favor too.

  4. That's a real cool way to help out the helpless victims of Sendong, Rovs. Bloggers helping out for a cause is such a philanthropic act.

    Hugs to you and little darling Bella on this holiday season!

  5. May GOD continue to bless the hearts of the generous people Sis that helped the calamity in Cagayan de Oro . Visiting for Thursday Brownies, hope that you can return the favor too.

  6. Spreading the love to all Sendong victims is one of the greatest thing to do.. I am glad that there are still people with a golden heart to support the victims..

    Visiting for OT! Here's mine..Hope you can visit too..

  7. bless your hearts! thank you for responding to the needs of those who need it the most.

    Thank you for joining Wednesday Whites!
    Visiting as a host and from my entry,

  8. wow another helping hand :) im proud of my fellow bloggers like you! Mommy rubz did this too and onti man naitulong ko ay masaya ako at nakatulong lahit papano. God Bless you sis and continue your good deeds!

  9. Ang dami ng matutulungan nyan! We sent old clothes. Yung ibang shoes and slippers ko na hindi ko namn ginagamit sinama ko na.

  10. i salute you for this cause, like what mummy jes said, we were able to send some donations thru mummy rubz + it really feels good to be able to help even with our small donations....hopefully more people with support this worthy cause!

    stopping by from thrusday brownies ^_^

  11. wow! saludo ako sa'yo, Rovz :) oo nga no, you were just in CdO before it got hit by Sendong :( musta na ba ngayon dun? ano na kalagayan ng mga nasalanta?

    nakiki-meme dito :)

  12. Visiting again for TB! Here's mine- hope you can visit too..

  13. I also send small amount to mommy rubs..
    Thanks for joining Orange Tuesdays hope you could join us agaIN next year...did you know that 2012 color is Tangerine tango? which mean..year of Orange Tuesdays...Merry Christmas and happy new year!

  14. wow God bless your generous heart! was here for TB... Happy new year!

  15. this post so nice to see ...
    Thank you for joining Wednesday Whites!


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