“Hope is the belief that a better world is possible.” (Catholic Update newsletter Dec 2012)

This definition of hope must be so far in the minds of people who experience tragedy after tragedy, flooding of their homes, often up to the roofs, every time losing almost all of their belongings, or, as in the most recent flooding, a little boy drowned during the calamity.

These people, about 1,500 of them, live in the community of Brookside, Bagong Silangan (BS), Quezon city, Philippines.

Evacuation Center during floods of August 7-8, 2012

People starting to clean up after Floods of August 7-8, 2012

Pictures above were taken during and after they experienced a two-day floods, after a “Habagat”(Monsoon rains) passed by their community last August 7th-8th, 2012.

As good Christians, we believe that ADVENT IS A SEASON OF HOPE and it behooves us to give hope by sharing our blessings with our less fortunate brothers and sisters. Shall we give a little relief and joy to the people of BS? As a Christmas present, shall we provide them their NOCHE BUENA next month? (Noche Buena is a Filipino tradition of the family gathering for a simple feast after prayers, on the eve of Christmas).

Please mail your share to (any amount will do): New East,Inc., 1300 Ave 64, Pasadena, Ca 91105

Also, would you kindly tell your relatives and friends about this plan? All donations shall be acknowledged promptly and are tax deductible in USA.

May God return your generosity a hundredfold and bless you and your family!

| November 19th, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized |

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