Some of you may have heard in the news that the Philippines was recently struck by Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, leaving the survivors empty-handed. The “apocalyptic” aftermath shows a horrifying scene of scattered debris from broken to completely destroyed houses, and dead people.
The government’s confirmed death toll was 1,774 early Tuesday, said Jose Lampe Cuisa Jr., the Philippine ambassador to the United States. The storm has injured 2,487 more, and displaced 660,000 people from their homes. Source: CNN
Being one of the fortunate ones that were spared from this devastating incident, Life’s Cheap Thrills together with Bay Area Mommy, My Charmed Mom, Diva Fabulosa, and Hot Fun Stuff have decided to organize a giveaway event to raise funds for our fellow Filipinos that were affected. The support coming from different countries and organizations are overwhelming but these people are still far from recovery and they need more help to get through this tough time.
What you can do
As bloggers, the extent of our influence does not end online. But we cannot all go to the Philippines to help. So we ask you to join us in this fundraising campaign giveaway event. For a fee, your social media link/s will be included in the entry form.
How will the funds go to the victims?
At the end of the giveaway, funds collected from the fees paid by each participating blogger will be bank deposited to any of these 3 legitimate organizations:
Breakdown of the funds collected as well as deposit proofs will be sent to all participating bloggers via email and posted on this blog. Everything will be transparent.
SIGN UP DETAILS
$10 for the 1st link (Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest)
$5 for each additional link; up to 5 links (FB, Twitter, Pinterest, Email, and Instagram)
Bloggers all around the world are encouraged to sign up
Target: at least 50 bloggers
Last day to sign up: November 18, 2013
Blogger Incentive: Refer the highest number of bloggers and you will get to host one follow page.
Prize/s: $100 Paypal cash ++
(We just started contacting sponsors for this giveaway. We will keep updating the list of prizes)
Starts November 20, 2013
I’m not interested in joining but I want to donate.
Or if you want to send it directly to an organization that accepts donations for the victims, see details here.
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