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THIS IS A REPOST: To everyone who is actively participating in packing relief goods to be sent to Tacloban City/Leyte and other affected areas, please take note note of the following:
1.) DO NOT PACK NOODLES OR ANYTHING THAT NEEDS WATER. There is no water and electricity so it is impossible to consume this kind of food.Send crackers, pouches of foil packed pre- prepared,easy-to-open canned goods & ready-to-eat foods like crackers will do.
2.) PACK MEDICINES – most especially basic medicines (Biogesic, Bioflu, Robitussin etc). Also if possible, include medicine for surface wounds (Betadine, alcohol, gauze bandages, band aids) as many have been wounded because of the debris and fallen rooftops.
3.) PACK AT LEAST ONE BOTTLE OF WATER. People are raging for water (some have even become violent just for water). There is no source of water at all at any part of Tacloban.
4.) PACK CANDLES AND MATCHES – there’s no electricity for a minimum of two months so all people will need these.
5.) PACK CLOTHES in a CLEAR PLASTIC and LABEL according to size eg. male adult large. so families will get appropriate clothing. Please pack clean, pre-washed clothes only,brand new underwear if possible.
6.) FLIP FLOPS or tsinelas are the most needed foot wear. avoid sending closed, leather shoes.
7.) TOWELS all sizes are also needed and useful , plus soap and shampoo a big help to stop the spread of germs and improve hygiene. Sanitary napkins and disposable diapers too are needed.
Adrian’s school (we are in Baguio City), Bridges Tutorial and Learning Center located at no. 3 Laurel Street, Baguio City, is collecting contributions which will be picked up by the Sacred Heart Community volunteers tomorrow (November 13, 2013) Wednesday evening.
Baguio residents can also give their contributions/donations to the Bishop’s Place at the Baguio Cathedral and the local chapter of the Philippine National Red Cross.
For cash donations: