Last November, the Philippines was severely hit by the strongest typhoon in history. Eastern Visayas and some parts of Panay Island experienced how ruthless Typhoon Yolanda was. Hundreds of homes have been eradicated, buildings and infrastructures were damaged and the saddest part is that death toll reached thousands.
Hundreds of private group and companies, individuals and other countries from International Community reached out to help the country recover. Thousands of donations, in kind and cash were donated. Charity drives here and there were organized.
Filipinos around the globe, even those who are not relatives of the victims, searched and thought of ways to help for Yolanda survivors. Among those Filipinos who are saddened by this tragic moment are 2 photographers based in Kuwait, Gerson de Guzman and Alvin Acuna. They organized a charity drive to do their share and help their countrymen by setting up a Photo Exhibit for a Cause for the Victims of Typhoon Yolanda dubbed “LitraTulong”.
Both being photo enthusiasts, they never hesitated to share their talent to help the typhoon victims. They invited friends, colleagues and other generous patrons who enjoyed the exhibit and applauded the two for their good act in organizing this event for a good cause. Fifty photos were featured during the exhibit and all have been sold out from the invited crowd.
Held last November 23, 2013 at Carlton Tower. Proceeds were given to victims of Typhoon Yolanda through ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya Foundation who runs a relief and rescue operation.
The photo exhibit was supported by Club Ilonggo in Kuwait headed by Mr. Oliver Tupaz Diong and Pinoy Snappers of Kuwait, and graced with the presence of the Consul General Raul Dado of Philippine Embassy.
Acuna and de Guzman said that the success of the exhibit wouldn’t have been possible without the overwhelming support of their donors, friends and families who supported the event.