Six senior students from Xavier School in San Juan City sold tacos at a bazaar over the weekend to raise funds for typhoon Yolanda victims.
The bazaar, which was organized by Ateneo Management Engineering Association (AMEA), initially aimed to imbibe entrepreneurial attitude and skill among students. Justine Dee’s group, however, decided to put their skills to a good cause.
“Our goal is to raise P20,000 from our sales. That is on top of our solicitations,” Dee told The Manila Times.
He said that his group was able to raise P15,000.
“It is not really the amount. We would like to experience the excitement of selling something for a cause. Tacos are not difficult to prepare but this endeavor will teach us that we can extend help in little ways,” he added.
Meanwhile, the death toll from super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ has risen to 6,055, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Sunday.
Around 5,703 fatalities were recorded in Eastern Visayas; 250 in Western Visayas; 74 in Central Visayas; 19 in Mimaropa; six in Bicol region, three in Calabarzon, and one both in the Zamboanga Peninsula and Caraga region.
The NDRRMC also said that 27,468 people were injured while 1,779 remain missing.
Damage to infrastructure reached P18.226 billion and to agriculture, P17.321 billion. More than a million houses were destroyed.
On the other hand, government agencies, local government units and non-government organizations have allocated P1.134 billion to aid the affected families.