…and donate the money to victims of Typhoon Ketsana (Typhoon Ondoy) instead! If you have been browsing news online or watching the news on TV in the past week, you would know all about the situation of countless people in the Philippines. Some of you might even have already helped in your own ways. For those who want to, but haven’t yet, here is an idea.
Why not pass up on your daily cup at Starbucks (or wherever you get your java fix at) for a day or so and donate that money to help people in dire need? Think about it, if you spend $5 a day on a cup of coffee, you can give up to $25 in one work week! This may not seem much to you, but 25 bucks can buy food, blankets, and some clothes for a whole family.
It has been a week since the typhoon hit, and the second typhoon that was expected to hit the same area this weekend changed its course and hit farther north. Still, some communities are submerged in water. More families have been left with nothing but the rubble of their houses. Still more people have been left with nothing but the clothes on their back.
Bottom line: these people need our help more than we need our specialty coffees. Convinced yet? If you are willing to extend a helping hand, click on the widget below. The proceeds go straight to the PayPal account of the Philippine National Red Cross.
Originally posted on October 3, 2009 @ 8:15 pm