I am writing this letter to express our heartfelt gratitude on behalf of the Lodges of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows here in the Philippines for the generosity you showed to our distressed countrymen who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
It only takes a moment to say "thank you" but your thoughtfulness will last in our hearts forever. We appreciate you, our brothers and sisters, for sharing your blessing towards the needy. You showed not just to our country but to the world what Odd Fellowship is really about, that is, helping make the world a better place to live.
With your generosity, we, your Filipino brothers and sisters, were able to literally visit the sick, relieve the distress, helped bury the dead and assisted the orphans.
Once again thank you! Because of your generosity, we were also able to unite the different lodges in the Philippines in making a difference to the distressed and, at the same time, we were able to cherish each other’s company as Odd Fellow brothers and sisters while doing good deeds. Thank you for being a blessing, and just like you, we wanted to be a blessing too by volunteering our time and effort to deliver the aid that was badly needed by our fellow countrymen who were victims of the Typhoon. May you continue to possess those kind hearts of yours so the Odd Fellows will be able to continue its humanitarian works. Overall, we thank you for trusting us with your donations. Attached are some photos .Again, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your concern and your generous donations. May the Supreme Being bless you more!
In Friendship, Love and Truth,
Rex Boyson P. Olpoc
District Deputy Sovereign Grand Master for the Philippines