Thank You Letter From The Rotary Club of Cebu, Philippines   (received January 22, 2022)

 
Dear members of the Rotary Club of New York,
 
Typhoon Odette made landfall in the island of Cebu on the night of December 16, 2021 and the sound of the howling wind and crashing debris during the night while we huddled inside our homes will be something that we will not be able to forget easily. 
 
Amidst all the hardship that we are going through now in buying food & water, rebuilding homes and trying to get back to work, we have still been given a reason to smile. This is because the help that we have received from all over the world has really been incredible and overwhelming. 
 
From the bottom of our hearts, 𝐓𝐇𝐀𝐍𝐊 𝐘𝐎𝐔 for all the love and care that you have extended to the people of Cebu. 
 
Coming from Club # 6 all the way from New York, we are speechless that you are able to reach out to us.  Thank you so much!  ðŸ™  
                                 
We will never forget your kindness and generosity.       ðŸ™ðŸ™ðŸ™
 
Yours in Rotary,
 
Jacob Ong
President, RY2021-2022
Rotary Club of Cebu

 

 

RCNY Letter To President Jacob of Rotary Club of Cebu, Philippines:  click here for video  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7FrZm1_40oA&feature=youtu.be

 
January 21, 2022
 
Dear President Jacob Ong of the Rotary Club of Cebu, Philippines: 
 
With the Rotary Club of Cebu being the 2nd oldest club in the Philippines and being the mother club in District 3860,  the Rotary Club of New York has wired to your club's bank a financial donation yesterday. 
 
The damage caused by Typhoon Rai to the central Philippines is still being covered in the New York Newspapers and TV News. Cebu was really hit very hard. We have been following your Club’s Face book pages and the photos. Your club's remarkable relief efforts to the local villages are inspiring, and you have made us here in New York  very proud to be Fellow Rotarians.
 
Keep up the great work to your community.
 
Yours in Rotary
 
Members of the Rotary Club of New York,   Club # 6
 
 
 
 

Update  from Cebu   January 5, 2020

 
It is so inspiring to hear from our fellow Rotarian from the  Rotary Club of Cebu.   Their club caravanned a relief mission on January 2 to villages severely damaged by Typhoon Ria.  While at times is was disheartening for these dedicated volunteers to see so many homes completely washed out or blown away by the typhoon, the RC Cebu distributed 2,000 food packs and 36,000 liters of drinking water, that was  donated by Virginia Foods Inc, (most likely a Rotarian Owned Company) and many other donors. 
 
 
Their convoy (personally owned vehicles, most likely) of six SUVS,  four commercial vans traveled  and Virginai Foods Incmore than 150  miles (round trip)  to deliver the desperately needed relief goods.  Sections of the coastal highway were completely destroyed, requiring their convoy to detour to mountainous routes obstructed by toppled trees and low hanging electrical wires.  Remarkably,  the RC Cebu will undertake a third mission to this area again this weekend.  They are very thankful to the many donors that make their assistance possible, and any other New York Rotarians or Friends of NY Rotary,  can still  send a donation to Cebu by using our Club's website's PayPal account. It is on the left side of  our Home Page @ nyrotary.org.   It is secure and very easy to use.  The help is really needed.

CEBU PHILIPPINES UPDATE

Update:
 
It is so inspiring to hear from our fellow Rotarian from the  Rotary Club of Cebu.   Their club caravanned a relief mission on January 2 to villages severely damaged by Typhoon Ria.  While at times is was disheartening for these dedicated volunteers to see so many homes completely washed out or blown away by the typhoon, the RC Cebu distributed 2,000 food packs and 36,000 liters of drinking water, that was  donated by Virginia Foods Inc, and many other donors. 
 
Their convoy (their personally owned vehicles) of six SUVS, and four commercial vans traveled more than 150  miles (round trip)  to deliver the desperately needed relief goods.  Sections of the coastal highway were completely destroyed, requiring their convoy to detour to mountainous routes obstructed by toppled trees and low hanging electrical wires.  Remarkably,  the RC Cebu will undertake a third mission to this area again this weekend.  They are very thankful to the many donors that make their assistance possible, and any other New York Rotarians or Friends of NY Rotary,  can still  send a donation to Cebu by using our Club's website's PayPal account. It is on the left side of  our Home Page @ nyrotary.org.   It is secure and very easy to use.  The help is really needed.