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Friday, November 15, 2013

Sofitel’s Donation Drive for Haiyan Victims

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Our friends at Sofitel sent us an email about their donation drive, they are now targeting a Php 5 Million cash for donation, they also set up a Paypal account for online donation.

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PRESS RELEASE
Help rebuild homes and send basic goods to the super typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines. With the onslaught of the monster typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda) several days ago, luxury hotel in Manila Sofitel Philippine Plaza today launches an online donation drive, accepting monetary donations via Paypal for the families and victims of the devastating event: http://tinyurl.com/haiyandonate.


Last week, the Philippines has been ravaged by one of the worst disasters ever recorded in recent history, destroying shelters, demolishing livelihood, killing thousands and displacing countless more. With the enormous storm surge and massive flooding, it is estimated that more than 2.1 million families or 9.3 million individuals have been affected by super typhoon. It is feared that more than 10,000 people may have died in Tacloban city alone. The amplitude of the devastation is getting bigger and bigger as authorities assess areas affected by the horrifying storm surge.

This is the second major disaster in the Philippines in just a span of four weeks after the powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Bohol and Cebu on 15th of October. Barely recovering from the wrath of the recent massive earthquake, these provinces are also affected by the most powerful natural calamity in the world.

The huge challenge now is to assist these affected provinces to recuperate from such destruction and to provide all the victims with basic necessities like food, water, medicine, clothing and shelter.

In line with Accor and Sofitel luxury hotels’ corporate social responsibility, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila aims to raise PHP 5 Million for this cause. Currently, all Sofitel Ambassadors in Manila are also donating cash and preparing relief goods to deliver to legitimate foundations and designated government agencies by end of this week. And to further assist the victims of this horrific tragedy, the only French luxury hotel in Manila also launches an international fundraising campaign to solicit donations from kindhearted individuals from all over the world which could help raise funds that will help to deliver relief goods to the provinces ravaged by monstrous storm surge and massive flooding.

Indeed, Sofitel believes that there’s no storm too massive that could weather the Filipino spirit!

Send your donations online via Paypal at http://tinyurl.com/haiyandonate.

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Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.
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