[talk-ph] Donations needed for the Philippines due to Tropical Storm Ketsana
Eugene Alvin Villar
seav80 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 06:26:56 BST 2009
Ack... I only realized now that I send this email to the wrong list. This
should have gone to the main OSM mailing list.
On Sun, Sep 27, 2009 at 7:21 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com>wrote:
> Hello all,
> This mail has nothing directly to do with OSM but I would like to appeal
> for donations to help relief efforts here in the Philippines. As some of you
> may know, Tropical Storm Ketsana brought torrential rain and flooding in
> Luzon island and in the capital area of Manila. In just 12 hours, rainfall
> to the metropolitan area has brought more water than the monthly September
> average and has broken a 1967 rainfall record. There has been around 70
> people confirmed dead.
> We have confirmed that OpenStreetMapper Ed Garcia was one of those
> affected. His house in Marikina, one of the cities most affected, has
> been submerged in water and mud. He and his family were able to evacuate to
> a neighbor who has a two-story house.
> We unfortunately have no word yet about Maning Sambale, the person who
> is most active in Philippine OpenStreetMap community. He and his family also
> live in Marikina.
> If you would like to help, you can donate to the Philippine National Red
> Cross via PayPal courtesy of the NGO TXTPower. Or if you have the means,
> you can donate directly to the Philippine National Red Cross.
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_Storm_Ketsana_%282009%29
>  http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/ed_waypointsdotph
>  http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/maning
>  http://www.redcross.org.ph/Site/PNRC/wtd.aspx
> Thanks and regards,
> Eugene Villar
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