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I am deeply saddened and praying for all of the people who were affected by this horrific devastation caused by the super typhoon Yolanda {Haiyan} in my country. Yolanda was the most powerful typhoon to hit the Philippines with winds {147 mph} forcing families to leave their homes and knocking out electricity in most provinces. Although my family back home is safe, there are still a lot of people that had lost their loved ones by this tragedy. Your prayers and monetary donations could go a long way. Would you join me in making a donation towards the relief efforts today?

Please donate online today to National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) Bayanihan Relief, of which 100% of your donations will be given to BALSA (Bayanihan Alay sa Sambayanan). BALSA translates to RAFT (People’s Cooperation for the People). BALSA is a grassroots relief and rehabilitation organization of BAYAN for more than a decade. It is run by the people for the people, eliminating gross administrative costs and ensures your donation contributes directly to the communities that need immediate assistance.