All too often you'll see a negative post on Facebook or Twitter about a person's loss of faith in humanity. As many know, the Philippines was devastated by typhoon Haiyan in November. The deadly cyclone claimed over 5,000 lives and left even more homeless. Ironically, it's tragedies like this that restore faith in humanity through the generosity of others. For the tuner community, it's no different. Since Haiyan there have been numerous charity car meets with the sole purpose of collecting money, water and other goods to aid the tragedy.
Super Street model Melyssa Grace put together two charity drives: one in Orange County at Vape City, and another one at clothing store 5&A Dime in San Diego. Alongside her friends, Claudia Alan, Michelle Yee, Janey B. and Chaba, Melyssa was able to send an enormous care package through LBC Packaging who waived shipping fees to the Philippines.
Another charity drive gathered different Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ communities from Southern California at Longo Scion. The meet was open to all makes and models, and even though the meet was only a few hours they managed to raise over $3,000.
These people are not only giving materials or money, they are giving love and hope to all the people who were affected. A natural disaster like this can't be fixed within a couple months-it's going to take years to recover from it. There's a saying in Filipino: "Sarap Buhay," which means the good life. Let's make sure that the people in the affected areas get one.