Yolanda Typhoon Charity Event in Thessaloniki

You must have heard it already. The sad event that happened in the country where I came from, the Philippines, was recently due to the super typhoon “Haiyan”. In my country it is well-known as “Yolanda.” The island that was hit hard, was where I was born and grew half of my life on it. Thankfully, my relatives are fine. As you might have seen in the news for more than 2 weeks, this natural disaster is one of the worst  in mankind history. I was dumbfounded – up to this moment, I still am. The videos and images roaming around the international news channel makes one who is far from her homeland,  in excruciating pain. My co-Filipinos have suffered so much and they need everyone’s support in anyway/every way they can. Filipinos abroad, do not forget to give a helping hand though thousand of miles distance apart from our homeland. Here in Northern Greece (State of Macedonia), the Filipino Organization of Northern Greece held a charity event last Sunday in Thessaloniki City. Even though it rained, the Filipinos still continued their road concert in Plateia Aristotelous (Aristolelous Plaza.) Nothing could stop them!
There will be a second charity event this coming Sunday and it is also the start of December.

I do not exactly know how to help, but I decided to spread the word through the “blogosphere.”  I also contacted friends  in Thessaloniki to go there. I made my own invitation card for those who reside in Northern Greece. I hope you could share something, too, to help my fellow Filipinos who are victims of the catastrophe. Kindly spread the word to your family, friends, co-workers, acquaintances if they have anything they don’t need that is listed on the card below. I am thanking all of you, in advance. I do believe the little things we can do to help, matters to the lives of the individuals who were affected by typhoon Yolanda.

The Donation List:

MONEY: Cash only, no checks.
SUMMER CLOTHES: Philippines may have heavy rain, but it’s not as cold as Greece. It is relatively a very tropical country so if you have summer clothes you do not need, please do not throw them but donate it to Philippines.
HYGIENIC SOAP & OTHER TOILETRIES: Hand soap, beauty soap, shampoo, toilet paper, facial paper, towels, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.
CANNED FOODS: Anything that can be stored for longer time: Preserved Foods in Can, Pasta, Noodle packs, etc.

For those who want to go there with me, send me an e-mail on shadelassy@yahoo.com. You can also leave to me your donations beforehand in case you cannot go there on Sunday. All donations will be taken care of by a Philippine organization. They will be handed directly to the victims.
Peace to All Men and hope to see you on Sunday!



12 thoughts on “Yolanda Typhoon Charity Event in Thessaloniki

  1. I am very glad to hear your family are fine Nessy. It’s always sad to read or hear about something like this and I wish I could have gone with you hon. You made a beautiful invitation card and I hope you had lots of people wanting to help. 😀 *hugs*

    • Hello dear! Regarding this event, today I had some friends that came over to give stuff for donation. 😀 Glad to see you!

      • I am very glad to hear that Nessy. You are doing such great work hon. 😀 Glad to see you too. *big hugs*

    • Happy New Year Sonel! JUst came back in WP! I am just preparing some entries to post then I saw I got some comments. How is your health ? I will try to catch up since I got the remaining days of this week as “day off”. Thank you for dropping by!!!! Oh so miss you! Hope the little man and hubby are doing well 😀
      Cheers to 2014!
      Love, Nessy

      • Wishing you and your hubby the same Nessy. May 2014 be all you’ve ever wished for hom. 😀
        We are all doing fine. Still hot but in the pool most of the time…hehehe.
        Cheers to 2014 as well hon!
        Love & Hugs xxx

      • Let me enjoy a moment of silence remembering summer 😀 Thank you dear Sonel. I’m back to being busy and got some things to do here, plus computer has problem so I reformatted it. I will try to post whenever I got a hold of my own pc again. Please take care and don’t forget the sunblock lotion! Muwahs!

    • Hello ate. There are many stores this time that have Asian products including from Philippines. The biggest so far are near Aristotelous called KOSMAS. But my favorite one is in front of City Hotel called “PANDOPOLEIO.” You go to ground floor to find the Asian products. Milo and Nido are expensive though, hehe. Philippines products are also offered to Arabic and Indian shops in the city. There are a few in Kamara, at the back of the big church which is near Starbucks. Then also in Plateia Aristotelous, near vintage area. Hope I helped. I will have future post on the stores with asian products. I rarely go out now cos of work, that’s why blog updates have also been postponed.

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