First of all, I wish everyone a safe and warm place to stay. In this time of trouble, of flooding without storm, of raining without stop, helping others became voluntarily. I saw posts on social networking sites advertising donation acceptance of different NGO groups and other private companies.
Voluntary donations in kind and in cash are very much welcomed. But as the title indicates, the concern of this post is about the Formula Milk given as a donation. I want to share to you moms what I've read on one of my most followed mommy blog: The Chronicles of a Nursing Mom (COANM).
After reading her two recent blogpost regarding the matter. My say is NO to donating Formula Milk and YES to BREASTMILK DONATIONS.
If you wanna know why, here are COANM articles you have to read.
See? If you really wanna help the evacuees and the infants, say no to formula milk unless you know the water available is safe and there is no breastmilk AT ALL. (If you read the entire post, you'll now the meaning of AT ALL)
On the positive notes, I wanna share to you my favorite photo from Mr. Paul Quiambao's Photography: Finding Beauty in Disaster.
It's all about perspective.
It's weather is gloomy already, why don't you give a shiny smile for a change!
Be calm and stay alert. That's one key to survival.