I know you know I love to sing. Not sure if you know I sing in my church choir. (I’m way more Pips than Gladys.) Also, I sing with several lovely, lovely women who are from the Philippines. And one of these lovely sopranos has family missing in the Philippines.
There are so many wonderful organizations working to help during this devastating time, and I wanted to share this list from the New York Times that gives all the links to these organizations, if you’re so inclined to help in some way. And just now, I saw where C. Hope Clark shared a link to a program called AmazonSmile:
- Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
- AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
- Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.
There are so many charities available–and every little .5% adds up. So if you’re going to be shopping anyway, perhaps your purchase will bring a smile to someone’s face across the world.
And someday soon, we’ll sing again.
Ugh – I’m the worst. All day today I kept thinking I wanted to write and ask about your (and Rowena’s) friends/family there and I just never did it. I have been thinking about them (and you guys) though and am hoping for the best.
Rowena’s family is okay, Tanya! But SJN has quite an extended Filipino population–I’m thinking most are safe. But I’m worried about my choir friend’s family members (including three children!) It’s just incredibly difficult to get any information from the Philippines.
Thanks for the info and links. Even a little adds up. Glad your friends family okay; prayers for everyone living through the aftermath, both those in the Philippines and their families elsewhere. (P.S. I love your new blog photo!)
I had not heard of this, and since I DO occasionally order from Amazon, it sounds like a win-win…
Yep, I thought the same thing, Sioux. You’re very welcome!
I wrote a similar post for another blog I contribute to, also based on someone who was adopted from this country. It breaks my heart and I can’t just sit by and not try to help or make a difference. Thanks for spreading this message.
Cathy: Thanks for sharing the Amazon link. Best wishes and prayers for your friend’s family.
I’m not sure why I’m coming up Luvboxers–but it’s me, Margo, that’s my secret agent codename. 🙂