Monday, November 11, 2013

For The Philippines

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This is another "where do I start" moment... a devastating typhoon has hit Philippines and SE Asia.  The Philippines took the brunt force of this disaster and they are calling for help. 

I have a special connection to the Philippines.  My family lived in a refugee camp in Bataan during the late 1980's, this was on the coast near Manila.  After the Vietnam/American War ended in 1975 two refugee camps were developed in the Philippines to take on the influx of refugees from war torn countries.  Almost a million refugees from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia were processed through the Bataan and Palawan camps from the late 70's to the mid 90's.  Although the rest of the world might have seen these camps as processing or holding facilities, they were our home.  I was only a small child when we lived in the camps, but that experience has shaped who I am today.  It was an amazing and, dare I say it, magical place.  The people were warm and embracing.  It is often people who have the least to give that gives the most.  This is very true of the Philippines.  It is not a country of wealth, but they welcomed refugees with open arms and great hospitality.  Let's give back to the people of the Philippines in their time of need. 

Each Entry is $10, but you can donate as much as you want, i.e. $20 is 2 entries, $30 is three entries.

Prize: One lucky winner will receive a carved pencil of their choice.  I will pay for shipping, including worldwide shipping. 

Donation/Entry Process: OK, last time I got in trouble with Paypal for fundraising on behalf of a charity.  I totally understand and respect their rules.  This time all donations will do directly to the Red Cross.  All you have to do is donate to the RED CROSS Typhoon Appeal, every $10 you give is an entry for this contest.  You MUST forward your confirmation email from the Red Cross to meand please include your name and preferred contact info.  I will reply with your entry # and contact you if you win!

**EDIT** A few people have contacted me from other countries and said the US Red Cross will only take donations from within the US.  If you are not in the US feel free to donate through your local Red Cross and forward me the receipt.  It's all good, where ever it comes from! :)

I will take "donations" until midnight PST on November 18th.  The winner will be picked via Random.org and I will post the results of the drawing on November 19th.

* A few years I go I did something similar for the Japan Tsunami relief.  You guys go back and see what the raffle process was like.

THANK YOU EVERYONE!  The raffle has ended and we've raised $7170.00 for the Red Cross!  
The winner of the raffle is #495: Rob L.

Entries:
1. Brenda F.
2. Brenda F.
3. Brenda F.
4. Brenda F.
5. Brenda F.
6. Brenda F.
7. Brenda F.
8. Brenda F.
9. Brenda F.
10. Brenda F.
11. Terra H.
12. Terra H.
13. Jonna S.
14. Jonna S.
15. Katharine D.
16. Katharine D.
17. Katharine D.
18. Katharine D.
19. Katharine D.
20. Jacob D.
21. Chris G.
22. Chris G.
23. Linda M.
24. Linda M.
25. Linda M.
26. Linda M.
27. Linda M.
28. Linda M.
29. Linda M.
30. Linda M.
31. Linda M.
32. Linda M.
33. Kelly L.
34. Byron R.
35. Byron R.
36. Byron R.
37. Byron R.
38. Byron R.
39. Byron R.
40. Byron R.
41. Byron R.
42. Byron R.
43. Byron R.
44. Byron R.
45. Byron R.
46. Byron R.
47. Byron R.
48. Byron R.
49. Byron R.
50. Byron R.
51. Byron R.
52. Byron R.
53. Byron R.
54. Amy S.
55. Amy S.
56. Lonnie JB
57. Lonnie JB
58. Lonnie JB
59. Lonnie JB
60. Lonnie JB
61. Jessica W.
62. Jessica W.
63. Jessica W.
64. Jessica W.
65. Jessica W.
66. Jennifer N.
67. D.
68. D.
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70. D.
71. D.
72. D.
73. John E.
74. John E.
75. John E.
76. John E.
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79. John E.
80. John E.
81. John E.
82. John E.
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84. John E.
85. John E.
86. John E.
87. John E.
88. John E.
89. John E.
90. Sophia W.
91. Sophia W.
92. Sophia W.
93. Sophia W.
94. Sophia W.
95. Louise & David
96. Louise & David
97. Cristina S.
98. Cristina S.
99. Cristina S.
100. Cristina S.
101. Cristina S.
102. Todd R.
103. Todd R.
104. Todd R.
105. Todd R.
106. Todd R.
107. Ellen Z.
108. Ellen Z.
109. Ellen Z.
110. Paul M.
111. Paul M.
112. Paul M.
113. Paul M.
114. Paul M.
115. Meredith A.
116. Meredith A.
117. Meredith A.
118. Meredith A.
119. Meredith A.
120. Jocelyn H.
121. Jocelyn H.
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135. Jocelyn H.
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137. Jocelyn H.
138. Jocelyn H.
139. Tony M.
140. Tony M.
141. Tony M.
142. Lutfiyah H.
143. Lutfiyah H.
144. Ellen F.
145. Ellen F.
146. Janice M.
147. Janice M.
148. Janice M.
149. Janice M.
150. Janice M.
151. Janice M.
152. Janice M.
153. Janice M.
154. Janice M.
155. Janice M.
156. Valerie I.
157. A&S
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257. Teresa U.
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261. Teresa U.
262. Kim N.
263. Kim N.
264. Kim N.
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266. Kim N.
267. Cat
268. Cat
269. Cat
270. Cat
271. Cat
272. Cat
273. Cat
274. Cat
275. Cat
276. Cat
277. Liz R.
278. Heather K.
279. Heather K.
280. Heather K.
281. Heather K.
282. Heather K.
283. Heather K.
284. Heather K.
285. Heather K.
286. Heather K.
287. Heather K.
288. Alex B.
289. Shannon G.
290. Shannon G.
291. Shannon G.
292. Shannon G.
293. Shannon G.
294. Diana S.
295. Daniel J.
296. Daniel J.
297. Daniel J.
298. Daniel J.
299. Jenny F.
300. Valerie K.
301. Valerie K.
302. Valerie K.
303. Valerie K.
304. Valerie K.
305. Emily B.
306. Margaret M.
307. Greg T.
308. Greg T.
309. Greg T.
310. Greg T.
311. Greg T.
312. KDK
313. KDK
314. Hisae
315. Luca D.
316. Luca D.
317. Luca D.
318. Luca D.
319. Luca D.
320. Luca D.
321. Luca D.
322. Luca D.
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381. Luca D.
382. Valeria L.
383. Valeria L.
384. Valeria L.
385. Sally B.
386. Sally B.
387. Sally B.
388. Sally B.
389. Sally B.
390. Sally B.
391. Sally B.
392. Sally B.
393. Sally B.
394. Sally B.
395. Kon M.
396. Kon M.
397. Kon M.
398. Kon M.
399. Kon M.
400. Andrea M.
401. Andrea M.
402. Carolyn Z.
403. Carolyn Z.
404. Carolyn Z.
405. Dinh L.
406. Dinh L.
407. Dinh L.
408. Dinh L.
409. Dinh L.
410. Dinh L.
411. Dinh L.
412. Dinh L.
413. Dinh L.
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416. Dinh L.
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418. Dinh L.
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420. Dinh L.
421. Dinh L.
422. Dinh L.
423. Dinh L.
424. Dinh L.
425. Caroline A.
426. Caroline A.
427. Caroline A.
428. Caroline A.
429. Caroline A.
430. Genevieve T.
431. Genevieve T.
432. Genevieve T.
434. Genevieve T.
435. Genevieve T.
436. Genevieve T.
437. Genevieve T.
438. Genevieve T.
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440. Genevieve T.
441. Genevieve T.
442. Genevieve T.
443. Genevieve T.
444. Genevieve T.
445. Genevieve T.
446. Genevieve T.
447. Genevieve T.
448. Genevieve T.
449. Genevieve T.
450. Genevieve T.
451. Shawna C.
452. Shawna C.
453. Shawna C.
454. Shawna C.
455. Laura M.
456. Laura M.
457. Laura M.
458. Laura M.
459. Laura M.
460. Laura M.
461. Laura M.
462. Laura M.
463. Laura M.
464. Laura M.
465. DK P.
466. DK P.
467. DK P.
468. DK P.
469. DK P.
470. DK P.
471. DK P.
472. DK P.
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474. DK P.
475. Dori C.
476. Dori C.
477. Dori C.
478. Dori C.
479. Holly C.
480. Holly C.
481. Holly C.
482. Holly C.
483. Holly C.
484. Jordana R.
485. Yusuke Y.
486. Yusuke Y.
487. Yusuke Y.
488. Yusuke Y.
489. Yusuke Y.
490. Yusuke Y.
491. Yusuke Y.
492. Yusuke Y.
493. Yusuke Y.
494. Yusuke Y.
495. Rob L.
496. Rob L.
497. Rob L.
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499. Rob L.
500. Rob L.
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502. Rob L.
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524. Rob L.
525. Ben C.
526. Ben C.
527. Ben C.
528. Ben C.
529. Ben C.
530. Tamar B.
531. Tamar B.
532. Patricia H.
533. Patricia H.
534. Patricia H.
535. Hollie H.
536. Patti W.
537. Patti W.
538. Holly M.
539. Holly M.
540. Holly M.
541. Holly M.
542. Holly M.
543. Holly M.
544. Holly M.
545. Holly M.
546. Holly M.
547. Holly M.
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549. Holly M.
550. Holly M.
551. Holly M.
552. Holly M.
553. Holly M.
554. Holly M.
555. Holly M.
556. Holly M.
557. Holly M.
558. Julie C.
559. Julie C.
560. Julie C.
561. Julie C.
562. Julie C.
563. Craig S.
564. Craig S.
565. Craig S.
566. Craig S.
567. Craig S.
568. Jonathan L.
569. Jonathan L.
570. Jonathan L.
571. Jonathan L.
572. Jonathan L.
573. Sara H.
574. Sara H.
575. Sara H.
576. Sara H.
577. Sara H.
578. B&J
579. B&J
580. B&J
581. B&J
582. B&J
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584. B&J
585. B&J
586. B&J
587. B&J
588. Patty W.
589. Patty W.
590. Patty W.
591. Patty W.
592. Patty W.
593. Patty W.
594. Diane M.
595. Diane M.
596. Diane M.
597. Diane M.
598. Diane M.
599. Sharon S.
600. Sharon S.
601. Sharon S.
602. Sharon S.
603. Sharon S.
604. Fae
605. Laura & Alan
606. Laura & Alan
607. Laura & Alan
608. Laura & Alan
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612. Laura & Alan
613. Laura & Alan
614. Laura & Alan
615. Carrie N.
616. Carrie N.
617. Carrie N.
618. Carrie N.
619. Carrie N.
620. Allison M.
621. Allison M.
622. Allison M.
623. Lisa & Paul
624. Lisa & Paul
625. Lisa & Paul
626. Lisa & Paul
627. Lisa & Paul
628. Lisa & Paul
629. Lisa & Paul
630. Lisa & Paul
631. Lisa & Paul
632. Lisa & Paul
633. Lisa & Paul
634. Lisa & Paul
635. Lisa & Paul
636. Lisa & Paul
637. Lisa & Paul
638. Lisa & Paul
639. Lisa & Paul
640. Lisa & Paul
641. Lisa & Paul
642. Lisa & Paul
643. Lisa & Paul
644. Lisa & Paul
645. Lisa & Paul
646. Lisa & Paul
647. Lisa & Paul
648. Ariel L.
649. Ariel L.
650. Ariel L.
651. Ken & Naoko
652. Dean G.
653. Dean G.
654. Janet G.
655. Janet G.
656. Janet G.
657. Janet G.
658. Janet G.
659. Janet G.
660. Janet G.
661. Janet G.
662. Janet G.
663. Janet G.
664. Janet G.
665. Janet G.
666. Janet G.
667. Janet G.
668. Janet G.
669. Kristen D.
670. Kristen D.
671. Kristen D.
672. Nicole M.
673. Nicole M.
674. Ruri Y.
675. Ruri Y.
676. Ruri Y.
677. Reilly J.
678. Reilly J.
679. Reilly J.
680. Reilly J.
681. Reilly J.
682. Reilly J.
683. Reilly J.
684. Reilly J.
685. Reilly J.
686. Reilly J.
687. Reilly J.
688. Reilly J.
689. Reilly J.
690. Reilly J.
691. Reilly J.
692. Reilly J.
693. Reilly J.
694. Reilly J.
695. Reilly J.
696. Reilly J.
697. Erin S.
698. Erin S.
699. Erin S.
700. Donna N.
701. Donna N.
702. Donna N.
703. John B.
704. John B.
705. John B.
706. Rosemary P.
707. Rosemary P.
708. Rosemary P.
709. Rosemary P.
710. Rosemary P.
711. Diana A.
712. Diana A.
713. Juan A.
714. Juan A.
715. Cheri K.
716. Cheri K.
717. Cheri K.
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

thank you lovely lady

Byron Au Yong said...

Awesome Diem. I visited Bataan in the 1990s. Amazing to hear you were a refugee there.

Inspired by you, I have started a similar campaign with my music.

Diem Chau said...

Thanks Anon :)

Cool Byron! I've wanted to go back for a long time now.