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Benji Reyes

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11-11-2013 04:43 AM

Dear Fellow LJ’s,

Please forgive me for posting something that is not wood related on our site. As some of you know, My country, the Philippines has been ravaged by super typhoon “Yolanda”. Because of lack of accessibility to affected towns and cities, we still have no figures on how many people perished in its aftermath. Estimates are in the tens of thousands.

I am calling on to my fellow wood lovers with kind hearts for help. People need water, medicine, food, clothing etc.
Your prayers for those who lost their loved ones, families, children are also needed. I am attaching a link where you can send your donations. God bless you all!

Kind regards,

Benji Reyes

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#1 posted 11-11-2013 04:56 AM

Thank you Benji. I will certainly make a contribution. You and your countryman will be in my prayers. The devastation there reminds me of a tornado that just wipes out everything in it’s path. It is so tragic.
Take care….....

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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Benji Reyes

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#2 posted 11-11-2013 05:02 AM

Thanks and God bless you Cathy!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#3 posted 11-11-2013 05:03 AM

I’m so sorry for all of the people who have suffered such a monumental loss of life and inconceivable damage ,you all will in my prayers.
God bless

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 11-11-2013 05:09 AM

No need to apologize Benji, this is the “Coffee Lounge Forum”, it doesn’t have to be Wood Related.

Even if it wasn’t what you have to say here is far more important than “Violating” any rules of this Site.

I’m so Very Sorry to learn of Your Countries Terrible Tragedy.

Be assured that as a Fellow Woodworker and Both Members of This Site, I will be Donating via The Link you have posted above.

Please Stay Safe.

Regards: Rick

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#5 posted 11-11-2013 05:13 AM

done benji, also know that my church is heavily involved with helping the people here

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 11-11-2013 05:16 AM

As someone who lost everything during Hurricane Katrina 8 years ago I can most certainly feel the pain of those devastated by the typhoon. Glad to donate…

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#7 posted 11-11-2013 05:46 AM

Benji, I’m so SORRY that your country is getting clobbered by a HUGE Typhoon…

Looks like a terrible disaster…

I just saw on TV here that Medical supplies, water, etc. are being sent to Hospitals where they experienced losses and really needed it… from places here in California, USA… I hope it does some good…

Y’all are in our prayers…

You must be in a pretty secure area… Hope things stay good for you & Yours.

God Bless you,

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#8 posted 11-11-2013 05:59 AM

I’m there with you Cajun Greg. I was in Bay St. Louis MS.

Benji, thanks for posting this.

I’ll never forget what it was like after Katrina. The months and years after this storm are going to be really hard and I feel great sorrow for what your countrymen are going through Benji. I wish them the best. I hope all of your family is safe, secure and accounted for.

-- “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” ― Lenny Bruce

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#9 posted 11-11-2013 10:45 AM

We will of course give to the relief efforts. Mother nature once again showing who the power really is. I hope you and your family are well and safe.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Benji Reyes

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#10 posted 11-11-2013 12:04 PM

In behalf of all Filipinos, Thank you for your help and prayers guys!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#11 posted 11-11-2013 12:59 PM

Mother Nature strikes again. Will be donating something. God bless.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 11-11-2013 03:04 PM


I honestly wondered if you’d suffered personally, as you are my only connection to that part of the world. Thanks for the update, and I am glad that you are safe. Kind regards and may God bless you and your people who have gone through such a terrible tragedy.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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#13 posted 11-11-2013 03:07 PM

Benji, My thoughts are with you and the Filipino people. We made a donation this morning. May it be of some help.

-- HenryH - PA

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#14 posted 11-11-2013 10:33 PM

Benji, I can’t help to watch the continuing coverage on CNN. I wish I could get in my van, fill it with food and supplies and just drive there. This is so heart breaking!
It is just a matter of time until a storm like this hits Hawaii. When you live on an Island, there is no escape from the storm. Unlike tornado alley on the Mainland, we don’t have storm shelters or basements here. You know that your house will be leveled and it is a terrifying thought.
I heard that there is a tropical depression headed your way. That is awful. We just had a solid week of wind and rain, but at least we have shelter.
I hope the aid reaches your people soon. Hang in there…....

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#15 posted 11-13-2013 01:00 AM

People have put their stories on LJ’s, none are this devastating. As I told you I’m glad you are safe.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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