My Wish for the Philippines Calls for Aid

Dear Concordia students and staff members,

As you may have heard, Super Typhoon Haiyan (named Yolanda by Philippine authorities) ravaged the Philippines in early November. The Philippines experience about 20 typhoons and storms a year.

However, this archipelago of over 7,100 islands has never before been hit this hard by a typhoon, with Haiyan reaching wind speeds upwards of 300 kilometres per hour.

Corpses were found hanging from trees, dead bodies were scattered along sidewalks and bridges, while others were found floating in the water. Others still were buried alive beneath rubble. The death toll keeps rising, and thousands of survivors are left without shelter, food or clean water.

Touched by the damage that Haiyan caused to thousands of Filipinos, we have gathered together to start a fundraising campaign called My Wish for the Philippines.

The goal of this campaign is to reach out to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan by raising funds and awareness around the campus and the Montreal area. We will be walking around the campus from Nov. 18 to Nov. 22 selling baked goods to raise funds for charities such as the Canadian Red Cross.

The Canadian government pledges to match funds donated to registered Canadian charities. This means that if we donate $500 to the Red Cross, this organization will receive $500 more from the Canadian government.

We have created a Facebook group to keep you informed about our fundraising efforts, activities and the amount of money raised. We will also post news and other content on this Facebook group to keep you updated about the aftermath and the progress of the situation.

Please support our fundraising efforts and help us make a difference in the lives of the survivors with your donation.

You can also donate to the Red Cross and other approved charities such as UNICEF online.

Thank you very much,

My Wish for the Philippines Team
Margie Ramos, Tiffany Thompson, Diana Gee and Anaelle Stephanie

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