I just opened my Twitter and Plurk accounts this morning and I was surprised to see the message coming from the WordPress Theme Designer herself, Chiq Montes. According to her short plurk and twit, she's asking for monetary assistance for the Cagayan de Oro flashflood victims.
If you've been following the news since last week, there were nearly a thousand people who were stranded inside their homes because of the flash flood. Many people risked their lives as they decided to vacate their homes and settle in the nearby schools and evacuation areas. Now, 80 percent of the barangays in Cagayan de Oro suffer from this disaster, according to National Disaster Coordinating Council.
I would suggest that we help in anyway we can, you can extend your assistance via donating $3 to the paypal of firstname.lastname@example.org or just a simple post (blog, plurk, twitter) of this concern will do. Hopefully these efforts will reach more people online so we can extend more help to them (to buy rice and noodles) as soon as possible.
Note: Before I finished this post, I checked for donation updates and they already raised $53. :) Now thats one good progress.