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Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Please help our friends in Philippines!

We would like to take a moment to deviate from our usual Wheel sports post to offer our solace to the recent tragedy that has struck Philippines.

We at "The Wheelies" were saddened and shocked by the devastation that the Typhoon Haiyan had caused and the countless lives that were lost. Once again, we humans stands helpless and defenseless in the face of the forces of nature. Typhoon Haiyan has affected about 9.5 million people across Philippines and the official death toll is 2000 till date and the fear is that up to 10,000 lives could have been lost.

The world is never too big in this global community that we live in. The Wheelies would like to offer our prayers for the people of Philippines that is affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Stay strong. You are not alone in this fight.

Below is a list of organizations you can contact if you wish to donate:


Please visit the Red Cross House at 15 Penang Lane Singapore 238486, from 9am to 7pm (Mon-Fri) 9am to Noon (Sat-Sun), or post your cheque to ‘Singapore Red Cross Society’ at the above address.

Please indicate ‘Red Cross Haiyan Relief’ on the back of the cheque, along with your name, contact no. and address.

Note: In-kind donations (food, clothes, etc) are not accepted due to logistical considerations. Tax deduction is not applicable for overseas giving.

Mercy Relief has deployed its second response team to the areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan this morning. The three-man team will be assessing ground zero in Tacloban City, in Leyte province and other affected areas within the Visayas region, to address the critical needs of the survivors such as water, food and shelter.

Mercy Relief will deploy its manually-powered water filtration systems, PedalPure, to provide clean and potable water to the affected communities. The team will also personally procure S$30,000 worth of supplies such as food supplies and blankets/tarpaulins from nearby unaffected areas within the Philippines. The public can assist in the following ways:

1. Cash donations personally presented at Blk 160, Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, #01-1568, Singapore 310160
2. Funds transfer to Mercy Relief’s DBS Current Account 054-900742-0
3. Credit Card donation via www.mercyrelief.org (GIVE page, Pledge to “Foreign Fundraising 2”)
4. Cheque crossed to Mercy Relief Limited, with ‘Typhoon Haiyan Relief 2013’ written on the reverse, and mailed to Blk 160, Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, #01-1568, Singapore 310160

Habitat for Humanity is appealing for funds to assist families and help them rebuild their lives and gain access to decent shelter. Habitat staff are on the ground assessing the situation and coordinating with government agencies and other partners on the disaster response operations. The organisation’s country office in the Philippines is raising funds to distribute 30,000 Shelter Repair Kits for home repairs and 50,000 clean up kits to families affected by the disaster. A Shelter Repair Kit comprises: plywood, lumber, corrugated GI Sheets, sets of nails, hammer, handsaw and screwdriver. Each Habitat for Humanity Shelter Repair Kit costs 15,000 pesos (S$430) and is good for one family.

To donate, visit:http://www.give2habitat.org/philippines/ReBuildPhilippines

UNICEF staff in the Philippines are rushing into position to deliver aid. More emergency experts are on the way. In Copenhagen, 60 metric tons of emergency supplies — for the health, medical and shelter needs of children — are being readied for an emergency airlift, to arrive within 48 hours. Every moment matters for these children. Please, support UNICEF's emergency response in the Philippines: $50, $100, $250, $500 or any amount you can give will help save kids' lives. Please go to this link 

Hi dear sisters and brothers, do u have old clothes, blankets or slippers to give away? U can help the Filipino victims of the typhoon. We have a friend who owns a cargo shipping company & is collecting items to be shipped there.

Please collate your items and bring them down to:
Gaden Shartse Dro-Phen Ling Buddhist Centre
12 Guillemard Lane, Singapore 399878.
Tel: 63449521 / 63420806
Opening hours: 9:00am to 6:00pm

Important note: Please bring your items down to GSDPL by 16th Nov, this Saturday 5pm.

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