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Typhoon Yolanda the Category 5 mega-storm is estimated to have destroyed about 70 to 80 percent of structures in its path as it tore into the coastal provinces of Leyte and Samar in the Philippines. The Philippine government has already sent relief goods, rescuers, soldiers, and medical personnel to the affected areas.
As a Filipino I would like to Thank the whole world who has extended their help and sent relief goods, money and rescuers to help my fellow countrymen who have been devastated and lost their love ones by the World’s most powerful typhoon, Yolanda or Haiyan. – Ed Joven
If you’re looking or have information on a missing person Google and the Philippine Red Cross has launched their Survivor Finder apps.
Yolanda Survivor Finder:
- The Philippine Red Cross survivor tracking service for family members looking for missing people, they also said in a TV interview that are now working with Google to integrate their survivor database.
To those who wanted to help in kind or money or wanted to volunteer, I have gathered here local and International organizations deploying urgent relief efforts to the affected areas in the Philippines.
Visit these links to learn how to help victims of the deadly typhoon:
DSWD: Accepts donations and volunteers for repacking of relief goods.
- Donations: NAIA Chapel Road, Pasay City. Contact Roel Montesa (09263469927), Elma Pille ([email protected]).
- Cash Donations: DSWD Bank Account at Landbank of the Philippines 3122-1011-84 (current) and 3124-0055-81 (savings) Fe Catalina Ea – 09186281897
- Repacking & Volunteers: Ongoing at DSWD-NROC, Pasay City. Call 851-2681 to schedule.
Cebu Provincial Government: Accepts donations and volunteers to repack relief goods. Volunteers can look for Ms. Evelyn Senajon @ PSWDO, Ground Floor Executive Building, Cebu Provincial Capitol. Contact nos. 254-7198 and 254-8397.
Office of Senator Bam Aquino: Accepts donations Monday to Thursday from 9am to 6pm. Contact Ares Goyena at 0917-621-6311.
Non Govt’ Organizations
LBC Branches: All LBC branches nationwide are accepting donations for Typhoon Yolanda until November 30.
AIR 21 Branches: Take part in the AIR21 relief drive just click the link.
Archdiocese of Manila: Accepts cash donations for Yolanda Relief Fund. Deposit donations in any of the following bank accounts:
- For Peso donations: BPI S/A #0053-2762-53.
- For USD donations: BPI S/A #0054-0089-53
- For Euro donations: BPI S/A #00545-0139-49
- Account name:ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF MANILA, BPI Plaza Cervantes Branch, Binondo, Manila
- For acknowledgement of donation, please contact or send deposit slip to: TREASURY AND ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT, Arzobispado de Manila,121 Arzobispo St., Intramuros, Manila
- TEL/FAX Nos. (632)5273852, 5273953
Email: [email protected]
Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC): Drop your donations in JGF coinbanks found in over 2,000 JFC stores (Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal and Burger King) across the country.
Ayala Malls/Ayala Land: Accepts cash and check donations via BPI Account No. 0031-0684-95. In-kind donations can be dropped off at Ayala Mall branches.
McDonalds through Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC): McDonald’s stores in NCR are accepting donations in kind.
The Metrobank Group, Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation and Toyota Financial Services Philippines through the Metrobank Foundation and GT Metro Foundation: They are accepting cash donations for the super typhoon victims. Donations may be deposited to any Metrobank branch through the MBFI Calamity Fund:
- Account number: 066-3-72154086-4
- Donors are encouraged to fax the deposit slips to Metrobank Foundation at 818-5656 or 750-0837 or email scanned copy to [email protected]. They are also waiving service fees for international donations.
- For further inquiries, you may contact Ms. Marievic Mariano [email protected] or at telephone number (02) 857-5525.
ABS-CBN Foundation (Sagip Kapamilya): is accepting donations and volunteers to help pack relief goods. You can also pledge your donations by calling: (02) 411-0183, 411-0182, 411-0115.
GMA’s Kapuso Foundation: Accepts donations (cash and in-kind) via “Operation Bayanihan.” Send your donations on the following drop-off centers:
- GMA Kapuso Foundation 2nd Floor Kapuso Center, GMA Network Drive corner Samar Streets, Diliman, Quezon City Tel. no. 928-4299/ 928-9351
- GMA Kapuso Foundation Warehouse # 366 GMA Compound Tandang Sora Avenue Brgy. Culiat, Quezon City Tel. no. 931-7013
TV5′s Alagang Kapatid: Accepts donations (cash and in-kind).
Philippine Daily Inquirer: Accepts cash donations through the following accounts:
- BPI – C/A 4951-0067-56
Account name – Philippine Daily Inquirer Inc.
Metrobank – C/A 7286-8109-30
Account name – Philippine Daily Inquirer Inc.
Contact Bianca Casilag or Connie Kalagayan at 897-8808 or 899-4426.
- The American Red Cross has launched a family tracing service among other aid operations. If you are unable to reach a family member in the Philippines, you can contact your local chapter of the American Red Cross to initiate a tracing case.
- UNICEF is taking donations to help provide children with shelter, clean water, nutrition and vaccines. Representatives said its staff in the Philippines is being repositioned to help in relief efforts and 66 tons of emergency supplies are being sent from Copenhagen. An airlift set to arrive on Tuesday will include water purification systems, storage equipment and sanitation supplies. Donations can be made to UNICEF at unicef.org/support.
- World Food Programme (WFP), a United Nations organization, said it will send more than 40 tons of high energy biscuits and work with the Filipino government to help with logistics and emergency communications systems. Representatives said they have allocated $2 million for the disaster response and officials joined an assessment mission to survey damage in Leyte and Samar provinces. It asks for donations at www.wfpusa.org or by texting the word AID to 27722 to instantly donate $10.
- Operation Blessing International (OBI) has deployed disaster relief teams in multiple locations following the massive devastation from Typhoon Haiyan. The organization is providing clean water and food, emergency shelter materials and medical assistance. To help the charity’s mission, you can make a contribution on their website.
- Adventist Development and Relief Agency‘s (ADRA) emergency response team is working in Manila and in the province of Bohol to provide food, emergency relief and medical aid to those in need. They have launched an emergency appeal that you can support online or by phone at 1-800-424-2372.
- Save the Children is offering disaster relief support for children in the Philippines, Laos and Vietnam after Typhoon Haiyan. The charity has pre-positioned relief material kits for children and families, which will include toiletries, household cleaning items, temporary school tents and learning materials. You can support their Philippines Annual Monsoon and Typhoon Children in Emergency Fund online. You can also donate by phone at 1-800-728-3843.
- Catholic Relief Services is accepting donations on its website as it begins moving supplies and staff to respond to the typhoon.
- Convoy of Hope‘s Global Disaster Response Team has shipping containers full of food and supplies on the way to the Philippines. The organization is preparing more supplies to be sent like canned goods, hygiene kits and water filtration units. You can visit Convoy of Hope’s website to donate funds to their efforts or call 1-417-823-8998.
- World Vision said it will provide food and water to those in evacuation shelters.
- Habitat for Humanity plans to offer shelter repair kits for families who need to re-build their damaged houses.
- Operation USA said it will allocate donations directly to relief and recovery efforts.
- Mercy Corps is accepting donations on its website as emergency responders move food, water, shelter and other supplies to the region.
- ChildFund International has been in the Philippines since 1954. The organization is distributing clean water, food and other household items to victims of the typhoon. It is in the process of setting up child-centered spaces in evacuation centers to provide counsel and relief to children and families affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.
- International Medical Corps deployed an emergency response team of medical personnel and sanitation experts to the Philippines to and is accepting donations through their website in order to ship medicine, clean water and food. They are also asking for $10 donations by texting MED to 80888. Infection control is a priority “to keep those already healthy, healthy,” and “medical and social interventions are needed,” to help those who have been injured and displaced,” said Noel Miranda, leader of the Philippines team.
- Americares has an emergency shipment on the way to the Philippines with enough medical aid for 20,000 survivors, including antibiotics, wound care supplies and pain relievers. You can support Americares with an online donation or by calling 1-800-486-4357.
- The Salvation Army is also asking for $10 donations by text. One hundred percent of money donated by sending TYPHOON to 80888 or through their website will be used to sort, ship and distribute donated goods.
- Direct Relief has shipped 1.5 tons of medicine, nutritional supplements and first aid supplies to the Philippines and hope to ship more with the help of donations through their website.
- ShelterBox: Provides families with survival kits that includes a tent and other essential items while they are displaced or homeless.
- Doctors Without Borders: They’ll be providing life saving medical care to those affected.
- American Jewish World Service: They are collecting funds to provide urgent aid to local groups in the Philippines that know their communities and what they need to help survivors.
- Oxfam: Will send teams to provide the urgent needs of those affected.
- The mGive Foundation is collecting donations from U.S. wireless subscribers, who can text AID to 80108 to give a $10 donation to the organization’s Philippines Typhoon Diaster Relief Fund. Charges will appear on the user’s wireless bill or will be deducted from a prepaid balance. Text STOP to 80108 to stop or HELP for assistance. Full terms are available here.
- Samaritan’s Purse has deployed disaster response specialists, including water and nutrition experts, to the Philippines, according to its website. Their team is working with local Christians to coordinate relief efforts on the hard-hit islands of Leyte and Samar.
- GlobalMedic: All funds donated to the GlobalMedic will be matched by the Canadian Federal Government.
AP Photo/Bullit Marquez
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