Across the Philippines, typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda affected a total of 9.5 million people -- and displaced at least 600,000 -- when it slammed into the country on Friday, November 8 according to the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Though there were, as of this writing, more than 2,300 dead, there were survivors who were described as being in desperate need of clean drinking water and food. You can’t even imagine the pain and agony, unless you witness it firsthand.

According to Secretary to the Cabinet Rene Almendras, "In some cases the devastation has been total."  

Yolanda, the greatest, even the strongest typhoon in the world this year is estimated to have destroyed about 70 to 80 percent of structures in its path as it tore into the coastal provinces of Leyte, Samar, Cebu and Antique.

Officials say that 10,000 may have died after the devastating typhoon that hit the Philippines. As survivors assess the damage, Joseph Curry, with Catholic relief services says that victims are in desperate need of help rebuilding their homes.

In line with this, the RMHS Espana Alumni Association, Inc. (RMHSEAAI) have launched PROJECT "SAGIP TULONG NI MONSAY", a mobilization drive to solicit donations in cash or in kind.

This Saturday, November 16, from 9 AM to 12 Noon and on Sunday, November 17, from 10 AM to 2 PM. You can send your help and support in cash or in kind at Espana Boulevard in front of Ramon Magsaysay High School.

For your cash donations thru Bank, you can send your deposits to:

Account Name: RMHS Espana Alumni Association, Inc.
Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
Branch: Espana- Blumentritt
Bank Address: EspaƱa Blvd. corner Blumentritt Sts., Sampaloc Manila 1008
Account Type: Current Account
Account Number: no 004401-0000-92
SWIFT CODE (for those transmitting money from abroad): BOPIPHMM

After you have deposited your donation, please care to send Ms. Cristy Floro @ 0917.868.4795 a text message to keep track on fund transmittals.

All donations will then be sent to GMA Kapuso Foundation on the same day.

RMHSEAAI is also calling for volunteers who are willing to lend their vehicles to bring all those donations to GMA Kapuso Foundation office early in the afternoon.

If you have questions, you can send all your inquiries to the following Project Coordinators:
Lani Rance-Galang @ 0915.441.6001
Susan Gan-Ramos @ 0999.990.2697 / 0932.889.5798

This project is spearheaded by Ms. Lani Rance of Batch ‘94 and Ms. Susan Gan-Ramos of Batch ’83 on behalf of the General Alumni (RMHSEAAI).

“Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.”
― Brian Tracy

See you then!


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