We just wanted to say thank you to all of you whether it was with our fundraiser RISE UP or with other groups and organizations for donating toward the aid of the typhoon Haiyan victims and for those who helped us with our event. Our RISE UP event brought in nearly $4000 and by the time the money and donations had to be shipped we were able to raise $3000 more, raising $7000 in total!!!! HOW AMAZING IS THAT?!?! High five!!!
My aunt , Elle Delavin, president of The Bogohanoms of Southern California and other members of the organization personally brought all of your donations to Bogo. Using the $7000 dollars plus additional donations to rebuild homes and provide aid to the victims.
Again, thank you to all of you for your donations, your attendance and support at our fundraising event, and for your love and support toward our families in the Philippines.
HERE IS AN RECAP OF THEIR MISSION.
“Thoughts and Reflections on Bogo City Before and After Yolanda
Bogo City our very own hometown has always been a promising one with great potentials. Its growth & progress had been beyond our expectations. It has numerous High schools, colleges, arts and vocational schools, banks, businesses, 2 malls 3 churches -an orphanage, a house for the aged, a new and improved market and a brand new City Hall. Fishing and sugar cane are the main products & source of income.
Because of its strategic location on the Northern part of Cebu, Bogo has become the business hub of its neighboring towns and islands resulting to an increase of population.
Bogo’s population is 82,327, number of households is 18,295. It has 29 barangays. It also has a hospital -the Severo Memorial District Hospital. An act was recently passed by the Senate and House of Representatives providing its upgrade and modernization as well as increasing the bed capacity to 100.
The town of Bogo became officially a city on February 17, 2011.
The Bogohanons are deeply religious and have a strong devotion to their miraculous patron saint - San Vicente Ferrer. The town had been protected and spared from many calamities because of the protection of the miraculous saint.
Then, one fateful day on November 8, 2013, no one had ever expected that one super storm ever recorded in history would come and cause havoc and unprecedented devastation to so many provinces, cities and towns. Bogo was right on the path of Yolanda and was not spared.
This was a test of our faith, our resilliency and trust in God. Lives, houses, trees, farms, livelihood, businesses and many more were affected if not lost.
One of the hundreds of houses destroyed and leveled.
With thousands needing help, the world was united as one & helped our country. We, the Bogohanons abroad, felt the need to help and so The Bogohanons of So Cal and Abroad started its own fundraising. Our families, Bogohanon members, friends, co workers rallied behind our call for help. We were so fortunate and grateful to all those who answered our plea. The association received donations in form of money, relief goods, canned goods, rice, time, & prayers for a successful mission.
Young and old, men & women lined up early morning on January 17, 2014 despite the heavy rain at the old Flash Elorde Stadium.
The dates were January 15,16,17, 2014 -the days set to be in Bogo to distribute relief and recovery materials for the victims whose homes had been destroyed and leveled. There were 700 bags containing clothes, rice, canned goods distributed in 4 venues- at the Flash Elorde Stadium, San Vicente Church, Odlot Church, and La Paz Church. Also, there were 120 purchase orders for lumber given to victims whose houses were totally destroyed.
Aside from these 4 venues, more rice and purchase orders were given to remote places in Nailon, Gairan and Banakod. The help we had extended was just a scratch on the surface to what devastation Yolanda had done to our townspeople.
700 bags of relief -clothes, shoes, blankets, rice, canned goods
Purchase Orders for rebuilding materials
Nevertheless, seeing the smiles, hearing their positive outlook and belief that God will take care of them; their endless “thank yous” are resounding proof of resilliency, patience and happy nature of the Filipino people. The heavy outpour during those days of distibution did not hamper the enthusiasm of the Bogohanons -lining and patiently waiting for their turn. One was over heard saying that - “Bisan na basa kami karon, dili namo gui bali kay duna man mi gui pa-abot sa tumoy sa linya” -“Even if we are wet now, we do not mind since we are receiving some help at the end of this line.” This rain is nothing compared to Yolanda.
Heavy downpour for days did not stop the people from lining and waiting for their turn.
All hands on deck. Thank you to all these hard working crew, our mission was accomplished. All smiles- for feeling the joy of giving back to the people & to God whatever little blessings we have.
Our 3 day mission was finished feeling a strong sense of fulfillment and grateful to all our donors who had extended their Treasures, Time and Talent making it an experience that we will long cherish. Though we have delivered what we pledged and promised the donors (to deliver the goods personally and directly to the victims) the road to recovery is a very lengthy process and will take years before we get to what Bogo was before Yolanda. We continue to help for whatever we can as a group -not to forget our paesanos as they struggle to get back on their feet.
Credits to Bogohanon members, friends, family members, co-workers, Rise up Philippines Group (Jaclyn Florescio & friends), Sacramento Philippine Typhoon 2013 Group (Jay & Ermie Dacuycuy), 4A’s Cargo (Hermes Quijada), Vic Anthony Tan Canete Trucking (Vic and Rowena), Fairbanks (Dinah F. Verallo & Staff) and to so many who in one way or another had helped us- for without you, this Mission would not be made possible.
May God bless and continue to pour His infinite mercy to His people in our country. “
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phildesignart shows us his version of the Trix Box
"I love Trix and the rabbit. I thought it would be awesome to see him jumping into the bowl of Trix; I always thought that they looked like a mini-ball pit."
Artist Kiel Johnson visited the school today! He loves to draw but he is best known to create sculptures of about anything that comes into mind out of recycled material!!!! Dope. OOH OOH can you find me?!
BACK SIDE :) OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
WOOOOO!! Birthday invitation for my friend’s twins’ birthday coming up!!!!
I AM SUPER PROUD OF MYSELF.. It took me forever just to make the banner because I have no idea how to use illustrator. I am also happy because I incorporated my drawings from Paper 53 :) Back side coming soon!!!! YIPEE!