Lenin Grajo, assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, was fortunate that his family in Manila survived the devastating super typhoon. However, many local Philippine agencies have reported thousands dead and tens of thousands of families without homes. Tacloban City, in central Philippines, was hit the hardest, destroying their airport, power and capacity for communication. Families are currently without food, water, shelter, medicine, basic self-care needs and many relatives and friends of affected families are still unaccounted for.
Professor Grajo is asking for the Saint Louis University community's generosity and kindness to help his fellow Filipinos back home. Many international agencies have started accepting donations to help aid the local government in conducting relief operations. Professor Grajo asks you to consider offering help through the agencies listed below:
American Red Cross:
United Nations Children’s Fund:
World Food Programme:
If possible, please indicate with your donations that you are from the Saint Louis University-Doisy College of Health Sciences.
On behalf of Professor Grajo's family and fellow Filipinos, thank you in advance for your help and assistance and God bless you and your families.
See huffingtonpost.com for photos of the area.