Learnathon 2013 – Part 2

by Patrick Liew on November 14, 2013

I read the following tragic story in the Los Angeles Times.

‘A 44-year-old Tacloban high school teacher told local reporters how she abandoned her dying  daughter in their house, which was razed by the storm.

” ‘Ma, just let go. Save yourself,’ ” Bernadette Tenegra quoted her daughter as telling her. “I was holding her, and I kept telling her to hang on…. But she just gave up.”‘

(Retrieved from http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-78146066/?related=true)

Many other tragic stories are streaming in from all over crisis-stricken Philippines. Some of the heart-wrenching ones are from my friends and colleagues.

Despite a step up in crisis relief efforts, only minimal amount of food and water were reaching the worst hit areas.

It was so bad that typhoon survivors stormed into a rice warehouse recently. As a result of the human crush, eight people died.

Clinics and doctors were complaining that they are running low on medicine. In some cases, patients had to suffer in pain while waiting for fresh supplies.

I find it hard to live normally and to stand by and do nothing.

I took action.

After yesterday’s posting, I have unofficially launched Learnathon 2013.

It is a win-win initiative to support crisis relief efforts for victims of the Philippines typhoon.

Mark the following in your diary:

Monday, 2 December 2013

HSR Building, Auditorium,
3 Lorong 6, Toa Payoh #01-01, Singapore 319378
We have 6 world-class speakers from both Singapore and overseas to share with you on how to achieve true financial freedom. They will share their best ideas to help you get started to be rich and wealthy.

Your part? Donate a MINIMUM of S$100 per head to Mercy Relief. The money will be used to provide humanitarian aids to the victims.

We have more than 50 people who have joined the organizing committee in response to our cry for help. A few more good-hearted men and women are still needed.

The typhoon is still causing pain and sorrow.

Join us?


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