Last December 27, 2011 I happened to read a post in FB that Wholesale City is looking for volunteers to do the transfer of kindness to the flood victims of Typhoon Sendong (Washi). Immediately I left a comment on their thread that I am interested to do the helping action, aside from I really want to help, it would be much easier since I came from the same city. Fortunately Ms. Chen Wang of Wholesale City choose me as one and I am so thankful for her.
After 10 days I already got the package....
But hey...don't you know that the Bureau of Customs were giving us a hard time in receiving the relief goods? They wanted us to pay for the taxes as well as the storage fees and that they were requiring us with lots of proofs that it was really relief goods since the clothes were all brand new. Since we don't want to pay any single centavo on our end, we seek for help from a family friend and thanks God, with the help of Ate Grea and her friend (who paid for the storage fees) the boxes were released for shipping.
A week after we received the box, we decided (volunteers) to distribute it despite we are experiencing a not so good feeling (I having coughs and colds while Judy having a fever). We don't want Wholesale City fans to regret on us in delaying the distribution of the 75 clothes. We went to the area yesterday and we are so happy to see those victims with a smile on their faces as they pick up the clothes that fits them.
at Balulang, Cagayan de Oro
@ Emily Homes (greatly affected by the said Typhoon)
Although if I was not feeling well at that time, I went home with a smile and a happy heart with the good deeds I've done with the help of Wholesale City and Ms. Chen Wang. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. :)