Ulysses, Rolly, Quinta, And Siony: Where To Donate For The Relief Of Typhoon Victims
A wave of successive typhoons has brought things down over the heads of fellow Filipinos. Countless are displaced and many more have suffered losses brought on by violent winds and relentless rains. For those who have been lucky enough to have come out of all this unscathed, it's time to consider giving back. Many organisations have started relief operations, but they can't do it on their own — our helping hands are an integral part of it all. Below are just a few of the organisations you can donate to during these tough times.
Kaya Natin! Movement
The Kaya Natin! Movement is spearheading the Bangon Luzon drive, which is done in partnership with the Office of the Vice President. They'd already previously been distributing food items to communities hit by Typhoon Rolly, but are now also accepting cash donations for areas hit by Typhoon Ulysses.
To know more, visit their Twitter page.
Caritas has recently put out an urgent call for donations towards helping victims of both Typhoon Rolly and Typhoon Ulysses. As of 13 November, more than 150 families in Tondo have already received assistance. Of course, many more need our help, especially in the wake of these calamities.
To help, check out their Facebook page or website.
Philippine Red Cross
The Philippine Red Cross continues in its mission to aid Typhoon Ulysses victims. According to their website, they've already distributed hot meals to those affected. Personnel, staff, and volunteers have also been mobilised to help secure areas and provide assistance to those in need. Those who wish to help can provide monetary donations that go towards different kinds of aid. Five hundred (500) pesos can help provide a hygiene kit to an entire family while five thousand (5,000) pesos goes towards providing families with immediate cash on hand (to be able to buy basic needs such as food and medicine). Fifteen thousand (15,000) pesos is a helpful donation towards helping beneficiaries restore livelihoods while fifty thousand (50,000) is a great contribution to help rebuild a family's home.
To help, visit their website.
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Service provider, Globe, is helping out in their own way. If you're a Globe subscriber, you can easily donate your Globe Rewards Points via the Globe Rewards app. Your points will go towards efforts spearheaded by the Ayala Foundation and the ABS-CBN Foundation. Those who have GCash can also donate through the GCash app; simply tap on "Pay Bills", then "Others", and be redirected towards the "UlyssesPHAid" option. It's a quick and hassle free way to help out!
To help, visit their Facebook page.
Ateneo de Manila University
The Ateneo de Manila University is calling for donations to help provide relief to those most affected. These include families situated in Marikina, Catanduanes, and Albay. They accept credit cards, checks, and bank deposits towards their BPI, BDO, and Metrobank channels. Don't forget to label your donation as geared towards Typhoon Rolly/Quinta/Ulysses victims!
The Internet has been awash with support for animals affected by the typhoons. Amidst all the chaos, it's a heartbreaking reality that some families are simply unable to save their pets from the calamity. PAWS has since begun collecting donations, both monetary and in-kind, for the relief of both residents and their animals. Old tarps, clothes, hygiene packs, canned goods (for residents), dry dog and cat food, as well as collapsible cages, can be dropped off at multiple points around Metro Manila. Their BPI, BDO, GCash, and PNB channels are also open for monetary donations.
To help, visit their Facebook page.
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