In the wake of the devastation left by super typhoon Yolanda, countless individuals and organizations unite for one purpose, to help the Filipinos who are in dire need.
What the survivors need right now are the most basic of man’s need – food, water and shelter.
To provide the victims with what they really need at this crucial point in time, thousands and thousands of relief goods are packed in bags.
What are these bags made of and what are inside them?
Let’s take a look at some photos and find out.
According to the Department of Social Welfare and Development, a family of 5 can survive for 2 to 3 days if the content in the infographic above are provided to them.
Ready-to-eat canned goods are perfect inclusion to any bag of relief goods.
Since most victims are already starving for days, they have no time and energy left to cook.
If you want to reduce the use of plastic, you can get creative by using a shirt as bag for your relief goods.
Jenni Epperson shows us another way to pack relief goods using a shirt.
Here’s another infographic made by AIR21.
According to Green Leaf Initiative, plastic should be the last option in packing relief goods.
No bag of relief goods is ever complete without noodles. It is a big hit during calamities, the whole noodle aisle of a local supermarket in Cebu was wiped out by concerned citizens who wanted to send relief goods to the victims of the killer typhoon.
Here’s what Gawad Kalinga suggests to be packed in every bag.
If you are an online game freak and you really want to help, and is up to the challenge.
Take the suggestion of University of Southern Philippines Foundation.
If you have not donated just yet, please coordinate with you local government unit or your favorite charity organizations.
A lot of people still needs our help like those living in the island of Malapascua.