FAANEGA's APPEAL for HELP to TYPHOON ONDOY's VICTIMS in the PHILIPPINES
As we all know, Metro Manila experienced severe flooding due to typhoon Ondoy. Our kababayans back home are in need of immediate assistance. To show our support, FAANEGA decided to send both monetary and in-kind assistance to the Philippines.
FAANEGA is going to send $2,000 to the Philippines through the American Red Cross (ARC) in Atlanta. Consul R. Donato, in his memorandum dated September 29, 2009 (appealing to the Filipino community in Georgia to help the flood victims) suggested sending contributions to the Philippines via the ARC. An acknowledgment letter will be sent to the donors for tax records within 7-10 days.
FAANEGA members and friends who wish to send monetary contribution can give the money to Lily Paguio (Tel #706-543-0186) on or before October 5, 2009. Please make the check payable to FAANEGA with the note "Philippine Relief/Typhoon Ondoy" written on the memo line. Please note that any member contribution will be an addition to the amount stated above.
We will also collect in-kind donations to be sent to the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) through FOREX. FAANEGA will shoulder the shipping costs.
FAANEGA wishes to send the following items as requested by the PNRC:
Food items: Rice, noodles, canned goods, sugar, iodized salt, monggo beans
Medicines: Paracetamol, antibiotics, analgesic, oral rehydration salts, multivitamins and medications to treat diarrheal diseases
Non-food items: Bath soaps, face towels, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, plastic mats, blankets, mosquito nets, water purification tablets
PNRC requests that we refrain from sending clothes as they already have enough of these items.
To those who would like to give in-kind donations, please drop them off at the following locations on or before October 9, 2009. Kindly attach or put your name in the bag of donated items so that FAANEGA can properly acknowledge the donation for tax purposes.
1. PETALS on PRINCE
1470 Prince Avenue, Athens 30606
Tel. # 706-353-2760
2. LETY & BERT SONON's residence
510 Cedar Creek Drive, Athens 30605
Tel. # 706-613-9872
3. ESTHER & JACKIE SHERMAN's residence
335 Edgewood Drive NW (off Whitehead Rd.), Athens, 30606
Tel. # 706-255-7838
4. FOOK'S FOODS
1005 Baxter Street, Athens 30606
Tel. # 706-208-8839
This is one of those times when our kababayans back home truly need our support. We, Filipinos, are known for our resilience... it's because our bayanihan spirit never fails to help us whether all the storms. We all help, wherever we are, however we can, in any way that we can. Sigurado 'yan.
We look forward to your favorable response to this appeal. Thanks in advance for your generosity.
Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!
Maraming salamat po!
The FAANEGA Board