Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Paying It Forward

These kids are just a few of the 177 children together with their families who were relocated from Tacloban, Leyte to Rosario, Cavite after their homes were destroyed by typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). I was lucky enough to be able to organize a feeding program for these kids for five days through the help of the company where I work and my co-workers. We began weighing the kids last February 28 and true to our suspicion, the kids were underweight. The actual feeding program started on March 3 and ended on March 7. On the 5th day, we weighed the kids again and they gained weight, thank goodness. I know what we did was not enough to help these kids live healthier lives and I promise to help them, whatever help I can give them as my way of paying it forward... my thanksgiving for keeping me and the rest of my family safe and healthy.

This video pretty summed up what we did in the entire 5 days. I will never forget their smiles, their satisfied faces after each meal and their sincere gratitude for the small thing that we did for them.


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