Filipino groups and individuals residing in the UAE are sending help to the people affected by the massive flooding in Cagayan yesterday which killed nearly a dozen residents now.
Thousands of residents last night have been rescued by the authorities due to the massive flooding caused by Typhoon Ulysses.
As public officials and private entities work hand-in-hand to rescue those trapped from their homes, the #CagayanNeedsHelp has trended on the internet.
Filipinos in the UAE, after The Global Filipino Magazine post an article about a cargo company offering a free shipment service to Cagayan, are also preparing to send essentials to Cagayan.
UAE-based Celine Fernandez, who hails from Solana in Cagayan, said she is willing to send a box of cargo for people affected by the calamity.
“Gaya ko po sa aming lugar talagang need ng tulong sa Solana. Nais ko po magpadala ng tulong sa aking lugar,” she wrote in the comment section.
Meanwhile, Vera Baluyan, a resident of Cagayan Valley, commented, confirming that her place is in need of any amount of donation.
“May box po akong papadala baka pwde pick-up-in, loads of clothes, mixed items na pwede nila magamit,” Elo Elise Eloi wrote.
Dubai-based Pilipinas Express Cargo has recently launched an initiative by waiving the shipment fee for those residents who want to send a cargo box filled with essential needs to the victims of massive flooding.
Those willing to send help may contact the Pilipinas Express Cargo by calling 04 347 2112 or through WhatsApp 054 441 7554.
One can also go to their office at Shop no. 27, Al Khilaf Building (Titanic Building) opposite to Burjuman Centre.