Day 1 of Two Hands Working (Filipino Freethinkers for Flooded Filipinos) is a “personal effort day”. Members are encouraged to contribute to the relief efforts in their own way, whether by volunteering their services to relief organizations or donating goods to the victims, anything that keeps our hands unclasped.
A few of us will be going to Marikina Sports Complex tomorrow, at around 1pm, depending on weather conditions. If you would like to join us, feel free to contact us through the numbers on this forum, or just show up at the venue. Just look for FF buttons or Tshirts. And bring as many friends as you can.
Another group might be going to the Akbayan center also, but this has not been finalized. Again, you can contact any of the numbers on the forum to inquire.
For a list of Relief Centers with operations over the weekend, you might want to check this list. Note that few centers are closed for the weekend, due to Pepeng (Parma), so you want to contact your center in advance.
Whatever you decide to do for Day 1, let us know about it. Whether you blogged about volunteerism, donated through text, or helped in a soup kitchen, we want to know how you put your two hands to work. And if you write a good enough article about your Day 1, you might even get a free book out of it.
After Day 1 we will hold an online (YM) discussion about the Relief Centers we volunteered with and decide where to go for our group volunteer work on Day 2. We invite you all to these events. Just leave any contact information on the forum or in the comments section and we will get in touch with you.
IMPORTANT REMINDER – Please make personal safety your highest priority. No careless heroics, no braving floods, no dodging flying cows. Watch the news, mind the weather and use your discretion. We don’t want to be pulling a Richard Gutierrez and end up needed rescue ourselves.