I wrote a note in my fb account tagged to my bosses. A note from my heart that knocks their good hearts to help our dear loved ones who were suffering from pain and hunger after the flashflood last June 28,2011.
Dear Madam and Sir,
9:30pm to date, I just came from my private community relief operation in Matina Pangi. After work, I directed to the site where victims of floods were. I WISH I didn't go and witness their real situation there.
MY HEART WAS LIKE GRINDED IN PAIN.
Relief goods from private and public groups still cannot sustain the whole victims. Foods from the first reliefs were running out for it was just good for a whole day eating. In my despair, for not bringing big cash or more goods, I cannot even press the button of my camera to shoot the kids who were crying infront of me telling " Kuya, pwd ko mutrabaho sa inyo, dili na makaya sa akong mama to feed us" What can I do? I just gave cash and acted as if not really affected but deep inside me, I was torn apart. (How I wish I can buy all things).
An old woman also shared to me that they sleep together with their pigs. Their house were completely swept away. Hard coughs and fever started to attack each of them while heavy rains every night reminded them the traumatic flashflood.
I think, and I was fully convinced that, all these people are already in place since they were flooded also with relief goods but what I have witnessed while ago was a drama. A real life drama. Releifs are lacking or shall I say there are still hundreds of families who haven't receive God's mercy yet. They are still suffering from pain,hunger and helplessness.I was thinking, how many sad stories will I be hearing? It kills me softly.
I would like to propose for a special Kisan Lu Lands relief goods operation in the area. I think,the amount that I have shared to these people wasn't enough and maybe my humble company can help. I supposedly sleeping now but I woke up and write this note trying my luck in your goodness.
I guess, I was possessed by a spirit after I visited the most affected area.A spirit that re-evaluates me as one of the lucky people who have access to a 'small' wealth I have saved from hardwork. A spirit that doubled the thickness of my face to write you a note to ask help for our dear people. How I wish I am a superhero who could fix their house that easy but who am I? Let me just be their instrument to knock on your heart to let us have our own relief goods operaiton in the area.
Sana hindi nlng ako pumunta sa area, hinahabol ako ng awa, panghihinayang kng bakit hindi ako ipinanganak na mayaman so I coud give as much as I can. Maybe my visit has a purpose.
From the bottom of my heart, I am willing to serve, lead and organize with your blessing. These people need
>milk for infants
>trapal for temporary ceiling and walling
>spices and food for at least a month
I know we are BUSY making difference in our work, I wish, we will have a special meeting for the said relief goods operation. A small amount is a big thing to the victims. Enough to make their kids smile. A smile which gives each of them an idea that there is still hope...to pursue life.