These are just some of the artworks that have been making rounds at Facebook. I soon learned that Ayala Museum called on artists and graphic designers to submit their works inspired by this encouraging mantra that gives homage to our bayanihan (camaraderie) spirit: “The Filipino spirit is waterproof“.
Check out more of these inspiring artworks at waterproof.tumbler.com.
Meanwhile, to those of you who would like to donate something for the flood victims, you may want to consider donating at the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) which, for me, offers the best disaster management services in the country. And because it’s the premier humanitarian organization in the country, you can be assured that your donation, whatever amount that may be, will sure reach your intended recipients.
You’ve probably read stories about why we shouldn’t donate formula milk or instant noodles for babies (because the available water at evacuation centers may not be clean and is most likely cold), uncooked rice (because how can they cook if they’ve left their stuff at home?), or sardines (the evacuees are not picky; it’s just that it’s really difficullt to eat these at evacuation centers). I believe we can be more effective at helping displaced families by channeling our extra funds to an organization with professionally-trained men and women who know more about disaster management than us. That’s why I chose to become a PNRC donor (click here to see how you can also become one).
And in this age of online technology, PNRC has already made it possible for us to make a donation in a matter of a few clicks. Donations can now be made through PayPal, Gcash or Multiply. It’s much more convenient this way, and it also widens the reach for potentials donors.
Learn more about the Philippine National Red Cross and become part of the organization that truly cares.