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Messages of Love in Relief Packs

by FFE PH News staff

Beyond packing relief goods, volunteers from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) have found a way to uplift the spirit of Yolanda’s victims.

Messages of love were written by volunteers in relief bags to give hope to the survivors who have no food and water supply after typhoon Yolanda lashed out in the Philippines on 8 November, destroying more than P10 billion worth of properties.

Some of these love messages were ‘Don’t lose hope, we love you’ ‘Stay strong’ and ‘We are praying for you.’

“Through these messages, we want to make them feel that there is still hope despite the disaster that occurred in their region, and that people care for them,” Elin said, a DSWD volunteer from Denmark.

“We want to reach out to the victims and tell them that all is not lost. Hence, we express what we feel in these messages to give them courage,” said Leandro Jose who volunteered in relief packaging while on his vacation leave.

Bianca Gonzalez, who has been active in relief operations for Yolanda victims, also promotes scribing messages in relief packs for operations outside DSWD.

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