Last Tuesday (August 7, 2012) it was supposed to be a celebration for us because it's my son's 8th birthday, but it was raining non-stop these past few days and everybody experienced heavy rains causing most part of the Philippines especially here in the Luzon area flooded. When I turn on the TV to watch the news, every channel that I go to were talking about the same thing and how this heavy floods caused damages in every peoples houses. Our area here in Pampanga was declared in the state of calamity. Most of the roads look like rivers and it's not passable. The dike which used to block the water from flowing to the road was also damaged causing the flood to rise in just a snap. After so many years, since the Mt. Pinatubo eruption, I can't believe we've been experiencing this again.
Last Saturday (August 11, 2012) Our friends and my family extended our little help by giving some relief goods to the victims of the heavy floods. My kids joined in packing the relief goods. We were able to packed 100bags of relief goods then we went to San Nicolas Integrated School to distribute them.
My kids helped in packing the relief good.
On our way to San Nicolas, the road was still flooded.
Some victims sleep on the road.
Along San Matias and Mc-Arthur Highway
Big trucks were used for public transportation and they offer free ride.
This is how San Nicolas Integrated School looks like.
After distributing the relief goods to the victims, I realized that we we're still lucky that our place was not affected by the heavy floods, but seeing the houses of these victims, it really broke our hearts and pity them so much. But, on the other side of it, through our little help, we were able to give them something and made them happy. I know that what we gave is not that Big enough but these simple things can already make a Big difference in their lives. I just hope and pray that the rain will stop so that everyone can already move on and start all over again.
And lastly, I know that the people of Pampanga are brave and strong and everything will be back to normal.
If you'd also like to help, you can volunteer and donate canned goods, cooked food, noodles, biscuits, bread, milk, bottled water, medicine, blankets, clothes, towels, reusable containers, toothbrushes, toothpastes, etc. Cash donations can also be made.