Friday, October 02, 2009

Appeal for Tahanang Walang Hagdanan

Dear Family and Friends,

In the midst of all this anguish, there are those that are suffering more than able bodied folk. Our brothers and sisters with special needs like the tenants of Tahanang Walang Hagdanan are more uncomfortable than most. They need at least 300 foam beds, they're beginning to get bed sores from lying on mats.

I'm reaching out to all of you, hoping that you may know the owners of Uratex Foam Beds or any similar company that may be willing to donate or at least give us a big discount. BnW is part of Operation Tulong Bayan, along with Noynoy and Mar volunteer groups, and partner organizations like Operation Compassion, Caritas and GK, but Tulong Bayan is mainly into relief goods packing and distribution, so this is a special case for us. If we're lucky enough to get the beds, we'll be more than happy to pack them and send them off with relief goods!

As always, we are in great need of the essentials - water, rice, sugar, salt, canned goods, sardines, candles, matches, clothes, blankets, slippers, soap, and anything you can spare. Tulong Bayan will continue operations through the weekend at our hubs from 8am to 9pm - Balay Expo Centro, Araneta Center, across Farmer's Market, and at White Space, 2314 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati. You can drop off your donations at either place. As of today, we have packed and distributed over 55,000 relief bags. We're ecstatic, but we all know that we need to provide even more to so many, so we'll save the jumping for joy for another time.

May God bless all of us. Please, please help!

Best always,