[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[1] 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[2] was one of those
> affected. His house in Marikina[3], 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[4], 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[5]. Or if you have the means,
> you can donate directly to the Philippine National Red Cross[6].
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_Storm_Ketsana_%282009%29
> [2] http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/ed_waypointsdotph
> [3]
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=14.6334&lon=121.1002&zoom=13&layers=B000FTF
> [4] http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/maning
> [5]
> http://www.txtpower.org/2009/09/philippines-help-typhoon-victims-in-luzon-philippines/
> [6] http://www.redcross.org.ph/Site/PNRC/wtd.aspx
> Thanks and regards,
> Eugene Villar
> --
> http://vaes9.codedgraphic.com

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