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Friday, November 15, 2013





As of print, this is the total (above) thus far pledged to assist in the aftermath of the worst typhoon known in

recorded history.

This is just the amount my one friend has organized to help her family and relatives directly effected by this tragic 


This aspect as written below is a very important part of this charity drive.

Cash is important because it allows for the direct and exact resources to be funneled where they are needed 

without having to expensively ship supplies that would then take even longer to arrive.

There is also a 3% charge off the top through the service "crowdrise" which is where Julia's request was set up.

Other then that the rest of all of your collective donations go directly to the Red Cross !

Will you please donate too and help make her request one of the largest donations to reach her relatives and

loved ones?

By all means please copy this blog link, and copy the crowdrise link and post it on your facebook, Google+, 

twitter, etc., or copy my entire blog entry and blog it on your own blog, as you have my permission by all and any

means to help this request spread even farther and offer more help.

Please read Julia's personal testimony after this updated information from The red Cross' web page.


November 12, 2013
Typhoon Haiyan swept across the central Philippines on Friday leaving a trail of massive destruction in its wake. With sustained winds reported at over 145 miles per hour, and significantly stronger gusts, Haiyan was the second category 5 typhoon to strike the Philippines this year. The typhoon affected 4.3 million people across 36 provinces.
Philippine Red Cross volunteers throughout the region are reporting significant damage and a growing death toll, while the full extent of the devastation continues to unfold. While relief efforts are underway, blocked roads, destroyed infrastructure and downed communication lines are making the response particularly challenging.
The Philippine Red Cross is leading the response effort and their volunteers have been caring for people even before Typhoon Haiyan made landfall—working closely to support pre-emptive evacuations of more than 125,000 families. The Philippine Red Cross is the largest humanitarian organization in the country, with 1,000 staff and an estimated 500,000 active volunteers engaged in response to this emergency. Red Cross has begun distributions of relief supplies, but delivery in the worst affected city of Tacloban has been significantly constrained by damage to local infrastructure.
The American Red Cross has deployed four people to the Philippines. These include two people who specialize in telecommunication and who are traveling with satellite equipment, and two others who specialize in disaster assessment. The Red Cross network has deployed teams in logistics, disaster assessment, shelter, health, water and sanitation.
In addition to supplying people, expertise, and equipment, the American Red Cross is helping reconnect families separated by Typhoon Haiyan. People searching for a missing family member in the Philippines should remember that many phones lines are down. If still unable to reach loved ones, people contact their local chapter of the American Red Cross to initiate a family tracing case. "
I have known Julia the better part of my life, well over 30 years now, and I know how much it means to her if you are able to help. She has passed her original goal several times over, and it is because people have reached deep into their hearts to pledge these funds and share this fundraiser across the world.
I am again asking you to read her statement below, and offer any thing you can. If it is only $ 1, and you think $ 1 will not help, well think of the 999,999 others that may think that way.
The truth is that just a small amount by many does indeed go a long long way to saving starving people's lives and this is proof positive of the power of a directed collective effort working.
I hope today as you read this and get ready to share this powerful information you to will help make a difference in perhaps one of the simplest ways that is also the most powerful and effective at the same time.

Here is Julia's testimony for her request that you PLEASE make a donation.

This is my mom's homeland. I have a special affinity for the Filipinos and much of this country is so poor this is the last thing they needed; the area hit had no chance. At the 36 hour mark they are saying 10,000 have been killed and many more expected. I cannot fathom. Please consider donating to the RED CROSS to help those who have survived and have lost everything. The RED CROSS is even saying they are running out of body bags!
After the Japan Tsunami I did a crowdrise event that helped raise over $4000 (updated now) for the Red Cross.  I'd love to help raise even a PORTION of that for my mom's homeland.  Like last time, I'd like to do the same thing by offering an incentive!
Here's the incentive:  For every $25 you donate, your name will be entered in a RAFFLE to win a free photo session (this spring or summer) with me along with 25 fully edited images on CD.  This is something I usually sell for well over $1000.  It's worth it!  Please forward this to your friends so they can be entered into the raffle as well!
I will award the winner on November 30th and notify you then.  But you MUST email or message me if you don't submit your email publicly here.

Julia MacInnis

Otherwise, I :
1) can't thank you or 
2) throw your name into the raffle!!! 
Thank you for making this possible and for helping these poor people! 
Let's bring it on!!!