Might as well just leave your oven on all month.
Someone make this for meeeeee!!! Please?
Updated: Nov. 10, 2013 at 12 p.m. EST
My mother’s side of the family is safe. My father’s side, we have heard from a few here and there but overall are still waiting until communications are back up and running. We can only hope for the best but know there will have to be a lot of rebuilding.
To everyone who is actively participating in packing relief goods to be sent to the EXTREMELY DEVASTATED areas like LEYTE and my father’s hometown of Capiz, please note the following:
1.) DO NOT PACK NOODLES, RICE OR ANYTHING THAT NEEDS WATER. There is no water and electricity so it is impossible to cook this kind of food. Stick to bread, canned goods that are ready-to-eat and can be opened WITHOUT THE NEED FOR A CAN OPENER.
2.) PACK MEDICINE - most especially basic medicine (biogesic, bioflu, robitussin etc). Also if possible, include medicine for surface wounds as many have been wounded because of the debris and fallen rooftops.
3.) PACK AT LEAST ONE BOTTLE OF WATER. People are raging for water (some have even become violent just for water). There is no source of water at all in any part of Tacloban.
4.) PACK CANDLES AND MATCHES - there will be no electricity for a minimum of two months so all people will need these.
5.) ENCOURAGE YOUR RESPECTIVE GROUP/ORGANIZATION TO DONATE BODYBAGS. Bodies are lying around the roads within the city and some of the places have already been filled up with bodies.