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    Treeleaf Unsui/Engineer Kyonin's Avatar
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    Metta and help for Philippines

    Dear Treeleaf community

    If you haven't seen the news, Philippines is in bad shape due to the monsoon and flood. Two million people are losing their homes, have no food or clean water.

    Philippines government is asking for international help.

    I'm sure in each of our countries there will be some sort of international non profit aid fund or maybe International Red Cross.

    Please lets help them however we can.

    Photos: http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2...manila/100349/

    Article: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default...0-8-2012_pg4_3

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    Thank you Kyonin for sharing this. I did not hear about this, but I will do much metta for all who are suffering and hope they can be safe back in their homes together.

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    I will also do metta tonight for the suffering and I will check to see if I can find a good charity. The red cross is usually good with this stuff.
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    Thank you for letting us know about this. I haven't heard a thing about this on any Western media. Very sad. Metta to all those suffering tonight.

    Gassho,
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    Same here, although to be fair I have been avoiding the news because of the Olympics...much metta to all those suffering or ill in health.

    Gassho,
    Dosho

    Quote Originally Posted by christhatischris View Post
    Thank you for letting us know about this. I haven't heard a thing about this on any Western media. Very sad. Metta to all those suffering tonight.

    Gassho,
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    Thank you for this.

    I might suggest donations to some of the reputable and responsible "A rated" international aid societies who are always on the scene at times like this. Here is one example ...

    https://secure.savethechildren.org/s...a/sd/donor.asp



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    Last edited by Jundo; 08-10-2012 at 03:15 AM.
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    Much metta those now suffering.

    Gassho
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    Metta for those suffering in the Phillipines, especially for the elderly and children experiencing this tragedy.

    Gassho,
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    I have looked for coverage of this disaster in the press...not much doing. It's there, but you have to dig past all the "Is Brangelina getting married this weekend?" kind of sutff first. And then very casual references to how many have died and how many are suffering. One line mentioning that even worse weather is on the horizon. Have we become this complacent about suffering and so enamored of wealth? Yikes!

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    Yes, Dosho.

    We always give more relevance to crap news than to humanitarian emergencies.

    You have to skim a lot of irrelevancies to get to the things that matters.

    What makes feel terrible is how on earth media oversees human needs in order to sell ads.

    Beautiful Twilight movies actors = sales.

    Suffering Philippine people = inconvenient reality.

    Sad, but true.



    Quote Originally Posted by Dosho View Post
    I have looked for coverage of this disaster in the press...not much doing. It's there, but you have to dig past all the "Is Brangelina getting married this weekend?" kind of sutff first. And then very casual references to how many have died and how many are suffering. One line mentioning that even worse weather is on the horizon. Have we become this complacent about suffering and so enamored of wealth? Yikes!

    Gassho,
    Dosho
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    Very sad indeed.... how limited and selfish is our society ....much Metta for people suffering, hoping that they can soon get ahead of this tough situation

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    Kyonin thank you for starting this thread, and thank you everyone for your offerings of metta. I am fortunate enough to live in a place protected somewhat from typhoons - sadly, that's not the case for my countrymen up north.

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    Good point Jundo. Might I also suggest the Philippine Red Cross http://www.redcross.org.ph/donate and the International Committee of the Red Cross? http://www.icrc.org/eng/index.jsp
    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    Thank you for this.

    I might suggest donations to some of the reputable and responsible "A rated" international aid societies who are always on the scene at times like this. Here is one example ...

    https://secure.savethechildren.org/s...a/sd/donor.asp



    Gassho, Jundo
    Last edited by pinoybuddhist; 08-13-2012 at 02:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinoybuddhist View Post
    Kyonin thank you for starting this thread, and thank you everyone for your offerings of metta. I am fortunate enough to live in a place protected somewhat from typhoons - sadly, that's not the case for my countrymen up north.
    Much metta to you and your beautiful country. Hope everything goes back to normal soon.
    Please remember I am only a priest in training. I could be wrong in everything I say. Slap me if needed.

    The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one. Mr. Spock

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