When One of Us Hurts—All of Us Hurt

When one of us hurts–all of us hurt.

The following was received from our Lasallian Brothers and Colleagues in the Philippines:

The Brothers and the Lasallian Family of the Lasallian East Asia District and the Sector of the Philippines are deeply grateful to all the Brothers, Lasallian institutions, and Districts from all over the world for their words of encouragement, prayers and pledges of donations for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (locally named in the Philippines as typhoon “Yolanda”).  Thankfully, none of our schools were in the direct path of the typhoon, although some schools have reported minor damages to their infrastructure. This Category 5 Typhoon is one of the strongest storms observed in world history. In 2013 alone, the Philippines has experienced an unusual number of over 20 typhoons already, but days of preparation and massive evacuations could not prevent the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan’s strong winds and storm surges sweeping coastal towns of several islands. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates about 9.8 million people are affected and more than 10,000 feared dead.

We can unite with them in prayer (through a video prepared by the Mid-West District):

We can join with them by sharing some of our resources with them:

In solidarity with our Lasallians in the Philippines, the District of Eastern North America has set up a fund to coordinate donations to aid in the relief efforts. All donations will be forwarded to the Lasallian East Asia District (LEAD) so they can be given to the Philippines Sector.

Click here to make an online donation

Or donations can be mailed to the District Office:

Br. Dennis Malloy, FSC
District of Eastern North America
444A Route 35 South
Eatontown, NJ 07724

Please make checks out to: FSC  DENA
In the notes section put: One La Salle Philippines

When one of us hurts–all of us hurt.

Brother Frederick Mueller