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Thursday, November 14, 2013

One with Tacloban

Enough.

Enough of just sitting down in the comforts of my home watching the news. I cry as I watch a mom making a desperate plea, begging for food and water, and shelter for her young children. I am stoic as I hear a mom wailing frantically as she searched for her three missing children as the camera pans to the bodies of her three other children who drowned in the typhoon surge.  I get goosebumps hearing stories upon stories of families separated. Families losing everything they own.  Families losing their loved ones.

Yes, I am saddened, which is an understatement.  The devastation caused by the Super Typhoon is haunting.  Apocalypse seemingly crafted for the movies suddenly comes alive as I see the rubble and the massive destruction.  

Enough. 

It's time to roll up my sleeves, no our sleeves, as we all need to do something.  I know we all leverage our special talents for a good cause.  And for me,  I hope to launch my One with Tacloban project


I am booking small dinners where I offer my cooking class and/or cooking services for free.  I will create a customized Filipino inspired menu for each party.  All donations collected from the gathering will go directly to the Philippine National Red Cross.
I have booked 4 dinners so far.  I hope to get more.  Please if you are in the St. Louis area or if you know anyone in the area who is willing to experience  fellowship over a Filipino-inspired meal, please contact me.  I will be excited to discuss with you this opportunity to host and tell you more about the project.


Thank you!

11 comments:

  1. Can you come to Chicago? I was wondering if you do and if you do, please let me know.

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    1. Hhi Helen! It would be great! I also have other friends who want me to do it on Thanksgiving week in Chicago so will that fit your schedule?

      email me: malounievera@gmail.com
      thanks for the interest!

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  2. HI Malou, this is a great initiative! God bless your heart! What can we do on our end to be one with you in this project?

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    1. Hi Consuelo,
      Thank you for your kind words and interest to help. Please email me at malounievera@gmail.com or you could call me at the phone number listed on the flyer so we could talk. I hope to hear from you!
      Blessings,
      Malou

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  3. What a wonderful way to use your talents to help others! The devastation of the super typhoon is indeed overwhelming. It is easy to feel like one person can't possibly make a difference in the face of such enormous need. I am awed at the way you are taking action! If you could use an inexperienced volunteer sous chef, please let me know!

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    1. HI Wendy,
      Thank you for your generous offer to help. I would include you in one of my dinners. I could use your baking prowess you know.
      Thanks so mucho!
      Malou

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  4. Can't wait to see you here dear! Thanks!

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    1. I'm thrilled to do your special dinner. Thank you for hosting a dinner group. I also cannot wait to see those DIY projects that I read in your blog.

      Gracias!
      Malou

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  5. Wonderful gesture on your part, Malou! Really wish I could drive over to you right now and book one of your dinners. Someday, I will, though :-) Sharing your effort on my networks. Mabuhay and more power, amiga!

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  6. so sorry great idea will spread the word

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  7. Hello, Malou: what a great way to take action and work to make a difference! I'll definitely pass this along on facebook and twitter.

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