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    Posted December 20, 2013 by
    Ormoc, Leyte, Philippines
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    On November 8, 2013, a phenomenally mighty tropical cyclone hit the Philippines. Haiyan or super typhoon Yolanda forcefully proceeded and exhausted most of the Visayas, abandoning the area in desolation and the people without homes and children bereft of parents and starving.


    These photos, taken on November 23, 2013 in Barangay Hibunoan, Ormoc (one of the hard hit areas), Leyte, Philippines, show how local humanitarians, like my friends, went in motion and functioned on their own to help alleviate the pain, distress and anxiety of the very many young typhoon victims.


    Natasha Marie Navarro (photos 1 and 2), an online teacher, creative and social media manager of a cosmetics company and an iReporter, read the children a very inspiring story and gave them exercises. The young listeners were made to feel they are entitled to more than ordinary consideration and attention.


    Photo 3 shows the young Haiyan victims receiving books and puzzles from kind friends.


    Yek Lai Fatt (Photo 4), a special projects – division head of a local company, distributed food to the children.


    Photo 5 and 6 shows everyone, both young and old, in the disaster area, received warm food.


    Sherbein Dacalanio, a segment producer and Andrew Go, a production director (both iReporters too) prepared the food and distributed gifts.


    Over the past years, we’ve all led charity projects and shared adventures in life.


    These are very inspiring people because they spend a day or weekend out with needy children as often as they can amidst their busy work schedule, needs and personal worries.


    My friends know how to help those in need and it has nothing to do with how perfect their lives are. They have the ability to help others by perceiving where they are, and helping them surmount obstacles.


    Have you ever felt like you want to help others? Do you have that glowing eagerness to give to those in need? Then, like my friends, let nothing stop you.

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