Monday, 11 July 2011

Flashback Project 1: Relief for Typhoon Ondoy victims

Typhooon Ondoy (Source: www.pinoygigs.com)

Typhoon Ondoy (Source: www.fobbdeep.com)
Typhoon Ondoy (International Codename: Ketsana) was one of the most devastating typhoons of the 2009 Pacific Typhoon Season, and the most devastating typhoon to hit Manila, Philippines.


After Typhoon Ondoy dumped rains that flooded Metro Manila and its nearby provinces, Typhoon Pepeng pummeled northern Philippines, triggering massive flooding and landslides. The two weather disturbances left more than 600 people dead, and damage to infrastructure and agriculture estimated at close to 30 billion Philippine Pesos, according to the Philippine Office of Civil Defense. Then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declared a state of calamity throughout most of Luzon after flood water levels reached a record 20 feet in rural areas. The government has come under a storm of criticism over its slow and inadequate response to Ondoy. 



Sorting through the donated clothes and shoes
Immediately after news of the devastation broke out, the Ladies for Rizal and Knights of Rizal Bonn Chapter initiated a collection drive of second hand articles in Bonn and environs. 


A total of five big boxes were filled with donations

The objective of the project was to collect usable second hand clothes, shoes, towels, beddings and other articles to be distributed to Typhoon Ondoy victims whose own belongings have been destroyed or damaged by the flooding. 

After two weeks of collecting and two days of packing, the organisation filled up a total five boxes of articles and sent them to the Kababaihang Rizalista headquarters in Manila for further distribution. 


Loading the boxes in the truck going to the port in the Netherlands

We would like to thank all individuals and associations that helped make this relief project a success!

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