Eyes are filled with tears, thousands of homes and hundreds of lives are lost. Almost the entire Visayan region here in the Philippines is devastated by Typhoon Yolanda. Streets are impassable due to debris of ruined houses. Corpses are rotting, leaving a reeking stench everywhere. Most survivors are starving and dehydrated, hospitals are jam-packed with patients and children are already dying from sicknesses that require medicine that their families couldn’t afford.
The whole picture is very discouraging; crammed with utter chaos and soiled with sorrow. However, there is a bigger sight that we need to witness, an awakening, the stirring of heroism and unity is becoming the new hope for the sufferers and for the whole country as well.
More than being dispirited and cynical, I became much more confident that the Philippines will get by this mishap easier. I was in awe seeing all kinds of people and ages, from all walks of life, with different social status, stand hand in hand helping the Visayan Region and the Philippines to be on its feet again from its unexpected fall. Every private and public organization is doing their contributions to boost and quicken the relief given to the victims. I’ve heard about different countries doing more than just pouring their sentiments but really helping, lending hands, sending help and donations from all around the world. I saw different people sacrificing and lending everything they could give. Celebrities and people we look up to are there in the site, encouraging people and telling them of hope and endurance.
Every little thing that we do to help our brothers and sisters will go a long way. Surely, our sacrifices may go unpaid off, but still, the help we’ll give will be priceless to those who will receive it. It will forever remain in their hearts and memories that for the moment they needed us, we were there.
Our heroes, we can never thank each of you for all your efforts to help the Philippines to rise again, one thing is for sure— from the bottom of the heart of the Filipino, “Salamat sa kabayanihan mo, kapatid!” Thanks for your heroism, brothers and sisters!
“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God” Hebrews 13:16
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