On December 16, 2021, Typhoon Odette / Rai struck the Philippine archipelago, hitting severely populated areas within the Visayas and Mindanao region as reported by Inquirer.net. According to ABS CBN news, Oddette / Rai was a super typhoon packing maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers an hour (120 miles). On Friday, wind speeds eased to 150 kilometers an hour.
Based on an article from CNN, the intensity of the typhoon caused physical damage to properties. Leveling homes and uprooting powerlines, leaving many people homeless and the cities that it passed with no electricity.
As per the Philippine News Agency’s website (https://www.pna.gov.ph/), the extent of the damage of Typhoon Odette in Cebu City left many roads impassable and left affected areas with no electricity, drinking water, internet connection, and fatalities.
It is heartbreaking that so many people experienced this calamity. Let us spread the spirit of Christmas, and use this opportunity to share kindness and compassion with those who need it most by donating in cash or in kind. No matter how small your donation, if we work together in unity, our collective efforts will help to alleviate the suffering of those that have been affected.
If you are interested in helping the victims of Typhoon Odette, please view the below for a list of organizations that are currently spearheading initiatives for disaster relief.
Anthill Fabric Gallery: https://www.facebook.com/AnthillFabricGallery/photos/pcb.10159732326050751/10159732325930751
GMA Kapuso Foundation: https://www.facebook.com/gmakapusofoundation/photos/a.470668442952367/4825057257513442/
Gothong Shipping Lines: https://www.facebook.com/GSShippingLines/photos/a.439567309717166/1566813923659160
Langga Speaks (Only until December 24, 2021): https://www.buymeacoffee.com/langga?fbclid=IwAR0OZuUzj-ePSF0nSGxs_AaZPsSSnnEnp2j32cHua9rLiX8miy171S9DH2c
Light of Jesus Family: https://www.facebook.com/thefeastofficial/photos/a.284478108343729/3522055734585934/
Philippine Red Cross: https://www.facebook.com/phredcross/photos/a.222265931132157/7380928068599205/
Tanging Yaman Foundation: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10223370869992305&%3Bset=pcb.10223370817230986
Waves for Water Organization: https://www.facebook.com/wavesforwater/photos/pcb.5421084947908748/5421076334576276
Zonta Club of Cebu in Partnership with Sunstar Cebu: https://www.facebook.com/sunstarcebu/photos/a.162049727175929/4731149160265940/
If there is an organization that you would like added to this list, please let me know and kindly share the link for me to review.
Thank you and God bless 😊