Over the miserable stories super-typhoon Haiyan left, it’s truly heartwarming how some people of the world responded to the destructive calamity that happened in Visayas, Philippines. The mega typhoon Yolanda, as it was called here in the Philippines, devastated almost half of the region ripping not only the coastal community per se butthe people’s spirits and hopes as well.
As the people pleaded for help, many have given generously in a short span of time. However, the damage was just too great that there are still parts of the region that are still moaning about their unfortunate situation.
With the calls for more assistance, the art/creative community is also taking part in therelief efforts. Various creative groups, organizations and individuals made collaborative efforts to help out. Here are some of the activities that might interest you in participating:
Fundraising Activities for the Victims of Typhoon Yolanda
98B X Future Market
On November 16 in Binondo, Manila, sellers will be donating 10-100 percent of their profits to the victims of the calamity.
Visual artist, Anjo Bolarda, will also participate on thesaid activity. “Hold On”, is an illustration he made which became popular on social networks.The said illustration will be given as stickers to those who will donate cash. Portraits by Anjo will also be sold for P500 each. Profits from this effort will be donated to Red Cross in full.
Art for Haiyan
This is a tumbler page in which artists are allowed to post details about their fundraising activities. See the link for more details: http://artforhaiyan.tumblr.
Art Works: Para sa Bisaya
This is a non-profit organization specifically built for the victims of typhoon Yolanda. They are open for artists who would like to donate their pieces to be sold for the benefit of thevictims. An exhibit will also be held on Saturday, November 16, at The Plantation bar in C. Palanca, Legaspi Village, Makati. All of the proceeds will be given to the Red Cross.
Bloom Arts Festival
Bloom Arts Festival will be donating a percentage of the proceeds of the raffle which will be held on November 15, 2013 happening at The Collective, Makati City. A donation area will also be set up for your donations in cash or in kind.
Tomorrow November 16, an exclusive copy of the “Ahon Visayas (Rise Up Visayas)” will be sold in the Philippine comic book convention, Komikon. Check the link for full details.
Filipino visual artist Robert Alejandro renders 12 art portraits for auction. End of thebidding will be until November 30, 2013. See his Facebook page for a detailed instruction: https://www.facebook.com/kuya.
Sugod sa Lirahan
Lirahan is a poetry reading activity which will be held on Nov. 19, 7-9pm at Conspiracy Bar, Visayas Avenue, Quezon City. They will accept donations in cash and in kind and will also held a book sale in which people can bring their books to sell and choose to donate 20 – 100% of the proceeds.
Yale is the creator of the webcomics, “JL8”. He is now selling a Wallpaper/Cover Photo bundle pack at https://gumroad.com/l/YNXB and offering his original art for auction athttp://goo.gl/btJVEM. The profits will be donated to Unicef Philippines in benefit of thechildren that were affected by the typhoon.
These are just some of the ways to help out to the victims of the catastrophe. Participating in the relief efforts is obviously not limited to the activities posted in this article. If for some reasons you can’t give material or monetary aid, there is no need to feel bad, you’re always free to send your prayers.