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Bluehawks Practice Schedule is as follows:
Girls 830-1000 am
Boys 1000-1100 am
Nov 26th- NO Practice
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Girls 830-1030 am
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Help in the Philippines Update
By Leonard Ross
My wife Rose, has returned home this Thanksgiving weekend which made my daughter and me very thankful. She has returned very tired and unable to talk due to laryngitis, but she said that these last two weeks have been the most fulfilling she has ever had.
Rose went to the town officials to ask if they would let her use a couple vehicles to distribute the food. They told her no and told her that she needs to give all the money to them, and they would distribute the money. She said no, that she already purchased the goods. They then wanted the goods, and they said none of their vehicles were registered for the road, even though she saw them driving in and out of the parking lot. She then told them that she would hire drivers and vehicles with her own money, and they would not get any money or goods because she did not trust them. She was able to get over 18 volunteers to help pack and distribute the food, from teachers, friends, relatives, and even two security guards from the Philippine National Bank. She did hire two vehicles and two drivers with her money to make sure 100% of the donations went straight to the people that needed it.
They left at 5am to distribute the goods. It is normally a 3 hour trip to the province, but with the heavy load it took 4 hours to get there. She said she saw people all along the road there just waiting for food. It was good that the two security guards came, because the crowd started to mob the vehicles. The security guards were able to get them to move back and to form two lines, one line for the adults and one line for the kids. The adults received one package, and the kids received goodies such as juice box, crackers, and bread. Some of Rose’s cousins wanted to be the first ones in line because they were related to her. She told them no. There is no relatives-come-first policy, everyone needs food, and everyone will get their share. They also wanted her to give money to repair their houses. She joked with them saying that she was not running for President. (Government officials in the Philippines give money for people to vote for them). Many, many people said thank you to the American people that helped them in their time of need. After all the food was distributed, Rose took all the volunteers out for lunch at Jolly Bee (it is like a McDonalds that serves rice and spaghetti) and paid for it with her money. She had leftover bread, so on the trip home, she stopped along the way and gave it to kids that were hungry. The group distributed over 1000 packages of food.
A side note. During the distribution of the food, four dogs got into a fight. Everyone is running away from the dogs so they do not get bitten. Rose, runs to the dogs and pulls off her slipper and yells at them in English to stop. The dogs stopped. The people thought it was strange that the dogs listened to her even though she was speaking English. I think it was the loud voice and the slipper in her hand.
Rose had a little money left over from the donations and her own pocket money. She went to a local elementary school and fed them spaghetti, bread, and a juice box. (Filipinos love spaghetti with banana ketchup). They fed over 240 kids. There were some poor kids that never had spaghetti and asked how they eat it. Many of the classes made a thank you poster and wrote their name.
We want to THANK EVERYONE that gave donations. We know that everyone could not give money, but the thoughts and prayers were a real blessing. Again thank you so much and God bless all.