September 28, 2009
Ms. Celmere Santos
San Juan, Metro Manila
Dear Ms. Santos:
We would like to ask your organization’s help in donating medicines and food to the people of city of Marikina, Philippines which were hit last September 24, 2009 by a killer flood disaster generated by two tropical typhoons, Typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng.
Many people have been killed and injured by the rampaging mud water and the floating logs that hit the houses in the city during the height of the flooding.
Attached are some news clippings and pictures of the disaster.
Our organization, Sagip Bayan, are currently doing volunteer work in Marikina helping people clean up and rebuild their damaged or destroyed homes.
We have been cited by the local government of Marikina as one of the first NGO’s to come to the city to help in the clean up and the rehabilitation of the houses that were destroyed or damaged.
We will provide a team of volunteer medical doctors and nurses to help treat the injured and the sick scheduled to go to city on September 30, 2009. For medicines, we will need antibiotics, antifungal preparations, anti-hypertesives, vitamins, antiseptics, cough preparations, plasters, band aids, and others. For food, we would prefer to receive donations of prepared non-refrigerated packaged food including infant food preparations.
We look forward to your favorable answer to our request for help.
Thank you very much for any assistance you could extend to us.
Very truly yours,
Founder of Sagip Bayan