November 3, 2013. Super-typhoon Yolanda made landfall in the island of Leyte and proceeded to wreak havoc on the central islands of the Philippines. The devastation was indescribable. Thousands of lives were lost. Damage to property reached the sky. And in those early days, people became desperate. For food, for medicine, for a warm place to stay. For news of their families. For moral support.
And from all over the world, people responded to this call for humanitarian aid. Support came. In funds, in kind, in expressions giving hope and cheer. Some people flew in to personally help in rebuilding communities, rebuilding lives.
It has been 6 years now. And lest people forget, we wish to remind you all of the noble gestures of those heroes who joined us in our hour of need.
Thank you so much, and may God always be with you all.
For more stories on Super-Typhoon Yolanda, pls visit:
- A Survivor’s Story
- A Survivor’s Story: The Aftermath
- What was Super Typhoon Yolanda Really Like?
- Q & A: Philippine Lessons in Post-Disaster Recovery
- We Need More Volunteers!!!
- What Can We Do For Our Yolanda Victims?
- Things Will Get Worse Before They Get Better
- Help Is On The Way
- Super Storm Haiyan Devastates Tacloban: An Omen of Things to Come
Cover photo by: Daily Mail UK. Photos courtesy of: Christian Science monitor, IBTimes India, Irish Times, The Guardian, Peacewinds America, World Vision, Gulf News, Global Giving.