Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Color Obsession: red

With the state of calamity that Metro Manila and neighboring provinces are in, I am so thankful to the Philippine RED Cross for mobilizing and responding to the flood-stricken victims of this continuous southwest monsoon rains.

This RED campaign (am not sure if it's an actual campaign, but these are the cover photos on their home page, which, incidentally, looks much better than the American Red Cross site!) is pretty impressive and inspiRED.

As early as Tuesday, the PRC deployed these Amphibian vehicles to help people in need. They say these vehicles can carry about 5 tons of cargo and 34 passengers (including the operator).

According to ANC, count of affected families has reached over 267,000 as of today. And so I am so thankful for these RED-clad rescue teams.

The Philippine RED Cross also makes it so easy for us to help out! My village has been safe from flood so far, but neighbors say that the flood is waist-deep outside our village. So I am so glad I can still help out by simply texting RED<space>AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart). You can donate in the following denominations:

Globe: 5, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000
Smart: 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 or 1000

I love that there are really small denominations that even Isabella can make a donation! Other ways to donate can be found here.

Let's all do our part. Let's donate or volunteer and pray for the safety of our flood-stricken countrymen. And please, even if the curly fries in that RED carton is so tempting, please don't call for food delivery! Let's keep those delivery guys in RED (or orange) safe as well.  

Photos from redcross, here and here.

Click here for previous posts from the Color Obsession series. Click here for a previous post on a Color Obsession with RED.

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