After a series of text messages sent back and forth between myself and fellow bloggers Jane and Christa, Paul and I finally arrived at the Angelo King Multi-Purpose Hall of Xavier School. After dropping off our items, we stood around and surveyed the area while watching the busy volunteers sorting, packing, boxing and sealing boxes which will be dispatched to 5 key areas namely: San Juan, Malabon, Quezon City, Marikina / Rizal and Manila. A couple of bags will also be given to the faculty members and staff of the school.
The atmosphere was lively but you can see how everyone took their roles seriously. Shortly after, Paul and I joined the group and for two hours we packed, sorted, filled up and sealed boxes together with everyone else. It was physically tiring but after being able to pack around 2,000 bags in less two hours, the feeling of fulfillment was undeniably priceless.
It's not too late to help! At present, there are still a lot of families left homeless and who are in need of food, water and clothing. Xavier School is still open to donations for bottled water and noodles.
Click here to check the list of drop-off centers to know where else you can send your donations and perhaps help out too!