On Monday, September 23, she appealed for help for the people of her native Olongapo City, which was placed under a state of calamity due to floods.
Young posted a photo of a flooded Olongapo Public Market on the Miss World 2013 Philippines Facebook page Monday afternoon.
“This is what is happening RIGHT NOW in my hometown in the Philippines. This is the public market and it is nearly submerged. If this is underwater, what more the houses nearby? Please help my friends and neighbors by voicing out to the rescue team to save those whose houses are underwater. Please collect as many old clothes as you can. Their food and water are probably all gone and they need that the most.”