The Filipino people are dear to my heart. I haven’t had the privilege of visiting the Philippine’s yet, but my niece, who lived in a Christian boarding school in Manila, recounted heartfelt stories about these lovely people. Currently, my nephew lives in Manila.
My sister said, “Manila was spared. Unfortunately, Typhoon Haiyan delivered its deadly blow 500 kilometers south. The school is collecting items to send down to the affected areas, but it is difficult going due to the condition of the roads.”
I have three Filipino friends who attend my church. I don’t know all the details, but they have family members back home who desperately need help. One of the young men had to leave his young wife and extended family to find work in Canada. A few weeks ago, his wife delivered their first child. He hasn’t been able to hold his little one, and now he can’t return to his country island until spring.
So I want you to know that “Authors for the Philippines” has an online auction running until November 20, 2013. That’s just five more days.
If you’re an author, you can still donate a manuscript critique, a writing course, or perhaps a copy or two of your latest book. If you’re an artist, you can donate a masterpiece.
Do you love to read?
I hope so because there are books for all ages that you can bid on.
And here’s a big shout out to author and illustrator, Kathy Temean. If she had not blogged about this worthy cause, I’d still be in the dark, and then I wouldn’t have been able to help…today.
Now I can!
I’ve donated ten of my whimsical greeting cards.
Visit “Authors for the Philippines” and check out the amazing items now up for auction.
The clock’s ticking.
“Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.”
Phil. 2:4b – The Message
You can also help by reblogging this post and/or sharing it on any social media site you can think of.
P.S. For up-to-date news on the Philippines, click through to CBC News.