The Philippines was recently struck by a magnitude 7.2 Earthquake that greatly affected the provinces of Bohol and Cebu. Less than a month thereafter, another disaster was experienced like no other when typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) hit Central Philippines killing thousands of people, injuring thousands more, destroying homes and damaging major infrastructures. The destruction after the storm was horribly massive and survivors clamor for basic needs like food, water and shelter. In the midst of this great loss and sadness, the desire to help is equally overwhelming. People from all walks of life, nationality and status are donating what they have and giving what they can.
Like JYJ’s compassion towards those in need and like everyone who wants to make a little difference in this trying times, we, the JYJ Lovers in the Philippines (@JYJ_PH) in the name of JYJ – Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu, launched another Charity Project under our Charity Flag JYJ REACH. As you may recall, last August 2012, when the Philippines was devastated by the eight day “Habagat” or southwest monsoon, JYJ_PH initiated a Charity Project called “JYJ REACH” to reach out to the victims by donating food and medicine. The group knocked on the good hearts of its JYJ Family for assistance and help. The project was successfully concluded and implemented in cooperation with the Philippine Red Cross, ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya and World Vision.
Last November 9, 2013, the team launched JYJ REACH: Earthquake and Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) Charity Project to once again seek assistance and help from its JYJ Family. Friends, followers and fellow fan sites did not hesitate to pass the information around. We were deeply moved by the response from the local and international fans of JYJ. As of November 16, 2013, the team was able to gather more than 50,000.00 PHP worth of cash donations (List of Donors & Donations)
The Project as planned will be implemented in two phases. Phase 1 will be implemented through donations of food and water to ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya and Phase 2 will be via cash donation to World Vision.
Last Saturday, November 17, 2013, Phase 1 was implemented successfully. Part of the funds collected were used to buy drinking water and food packs to give to ABS-CBN Foundations Inc. Sagip Kapamilya. ABS-CBN is also one of the country’s major TV networks that locally aired Park YooChun’s dramas such as Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Rooftop Prince and Missing You as well as, bought the rights to Kim JaeJoong’s Protect the Boss. The admins and volunteers turned-over a total of 500 liters of drinking water, 3 packs of clothing and 176 food packs consisting of canned goods, noodles, milk, biscuits, etc. JYJ_PH was assisted by the officials of Barangay West Triangle who were generous enough to lend the Baranggay Office as re-packing and segregation area of the goods for the admins and volunteers. The team was blessed enough as Baranggay Captain Beng San U. Sia did not hesitate to offer their Office’s resources, vehicles and call the staffs and security to work on overtime and assist JYJ_PH.
Each of the donors’ contribution no matter how big or small provides a means for our brothers and sisters to survive and have the strength to rebuild their lives. Again, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude for the trust reposed on our team JYJ_PH and assistance of all JYJ Family on this project. The project is not yet over as we will continue to receive donations until November 22, 2013 (Details in this link).
Phase 2 will include cash donations to World Vision Philippines and with the great turn out, Phase 3 is highly feasible. JYJ_PH will continue to update the status of the project, donors’ list and account all the expenses.
Please continue to pray for the Philippines’ recovery and for our people to keep the resilient spirit.