MANIACS. Most of you have probably heard of the recent destruction caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan which caused utmost wreckage in the Eastern Visayas island of the Philippines. According to the United Nations (UN) data, an estimated 4 million people were already displaced and around 10,000 people are estimated to have lost their lives. This was a destruction that far outweighed the effects of Hurricane Katrina and the Indian Ocean tsunami.
Words won't be enough to describe the wreckage and destruction that super typhoon caused so I am attaching some photos to let you see the impact on the Philippines.
I won't be asking for your money or financial contributions in this article. Your prayers will be more than enough to help the victims. But if you want to contribute, please do send to organizations that will make sure it will go to the victims. Organizations like the Red Cross, World Vision, and other international organizations come to mind. Good thing is, they have pay pal so sending money to them will be easier.
I know one should not brag about how much he has contributed but , for this article, if you do contribute, please let us know in the thread and comments section how much so we can have an accounting of how many people donated, where they donated and how much were pooled by the MMA Mania community. I trust that no one will troll this thread and say they contributed $1 million (something that only letter19 is capable of doing).
Mania is a great community and I have personally experienced it. I am sure we will be more than happy to help again. Because this is MMA Mania, where people have good hearts and helping hands.
* These are the situation of the victims after the typhoon
* This is the island of Leyte (Tacloban) the area that was heavily hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan
* In the aftermath of the typhoon, bodies were just lying together with the garbage and wreckage of the typhoon
* Churches were already being used as rehabilitation centers as the schools and other centers were also devastated.
* Even the funeral places were also devastated causing coffins to just lay in the streets.
* Even electrical posts were not spared.
* damage of the typhoon in one town
* Even the house of the Mayor was not spared
* I don't know if this should be posted but I decided to post it to show how bad the damage to lives were. Please feel free to delete it if you want MODS.
* The damage as documented by our Air Force.
* Looting in the groceries and establishments.