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Donations Needed for Typhoon Haiyan Victims (UPDATED)

Donations Needed for Typhoon Haiyan Victims (UPDATED)

Want to help? Check out this page for complete ongoing relief operations centers.

 

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MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Haiyan (Philippine name: Yolanda) hit the Philippines November 8, 2013 uprooting homes, flattening towns and leaving some areas in Visayas in total devastation. Despite the preparations and pre-emptive evacuations for the typhoon, officials have expressed shock at the catastrophic destruction that was left behind.

 

More than 10,000 people are feared dead and thousands more are displaced from their homes. With the arising stories of survivors in dire need of basic aid and the rescue and recovery process still underway, donations are needed for their recovery and ultimately, survival.

 

Local Donations

In the Philippines and want to help? Below are a few organizations already responding to the disaster. 

Philippine Red Cross
Location: Nation-wide
Type: In-Kind, SMS and G-Cash, Online donations, Cash, Check

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1. In-Kind:

Please send in-kind donations to the Philippine Red Cross - National Headquarters Manila, Bonifacio Drive Port Area.

2. Mobile Phone Donations:

SMS
Text RED<space>AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)

G-Cash
Text DONATE<space>AMOUNT<space>4-digit M-PIN<space>REDCROSS to 2882

You can donate the following denominations:
Globe: 5, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000
Smart: 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 or 1000

3. Cash and Check Donations:

Banco De Oro
Peso: 00-453-0018647
Dollar: 10-453-0039482

Metrobank
Peso: 151-3-041631228
Dollar: 151-2-15100218-2

Philippine National Bank
Peso: 3752 8350 0034
Dollar: 3752 8350 0042

Unionbank of the Philippines
Peso: 1015 4000 0201
Dollar: 1315 4000 0090

Citibank (Updated 11/15/2013)
Peso: 1400172923
Dollar: 1600125377

4. All Check/Cash for the account of Philippine Red Cross (Swift Codes):

Banco De Oro
BNORPHMM

Bank of the Philippine Islands
BOPIPHMM

Metrobank
MBTCPHMM

Philippine National Bank
PNBMPHMM

Unionbank of the Philippines
UBPHPHMM

Citibank (Updated 11/15/2013)
CITIPHMX

 

Note: For your donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at nos. +63.2.527.0575 or +63.2.404.0979 with your name, address and contact number.

 

Other Local Donations:

Alliance of Concerned Teachers Relief Operations
Type: In-Kind/Relief Goods
Location: Quezon City
Donations may be dropped off at the Alliance of Concerned Teachers' National Office at the Teachers' Center, Dipolog corner Mines Sts., Vasra, Quezon City.

Ayala Malls
Type: In-Kind/Relief Goods, Cash
Location: Nation-wide
In-kind donations are accepted at the Concierge of any Ayala Mall. For cash or check donations, you may deposit directly to "Alay sa Komunidad" with BPI Account no. 0031-0684-95.

MVP Tulong Kapatid Relief Center
Type: In-Kind
Location: Pasig City
In-kind donations (bottled water, canned goods, rice) for families severely affected by typhoon Yolanda, starting Sunday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m.-5pm at Meralco Covered Tennis Court, Meralco Compound, Ortigas, Pasig City.

Office of Senator Bam Aquino
Type: In-Kind
Location: Pasay City
Donations will be received here M-Th, 9AM-6PM at Extension Room 23, 5/F Senate of the Philippines, GSIS Financial Complex, Pasay City.

PAUSE for the vIctims of YOLANDA
Type: In-Kind, Cash
Location: Makati City
Accepting the following: Clothes, blankets/towels, slippers, mosquito nets, mat/tents/trapal, hygiene kits (alcohol, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, sanitary napkin), medicine (Paracetamol, Loperamide, Betadine, cotton), food (easy to open canned/tetra pack goods, biscuits, instant noodles, bottled water, rice), cash (Bank Account Name: P&A Foundation, Inc.Bank Account Number: 096-3-09652319-0) at 19th, 20th and 23rd Floor, Tower 1 The Enterprise Center, Ayala Avenue, Makati City.
Looking for ongoing relief operations in your city? Check out the complete list of ongoing relief operations centers here.

Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) (Updated 11/15/2013)
Type: In-Kind, Cash
Location: Cebu City
Drop off in-kind donations at the Casa Gorordo Musuem, 35 Lopez Jaena Street, Cebu City. Deposit Peso cash donations to Union Bank of the Philippines Account No.: 0027-8000-3729. Deposit USD cash donations to Union Bank of the Philippines Account No.: 1327-8000-0852 with swift code: UBPHPHM. For PayPal donations, send credit to [email protected].
Website: www.rafi.org.ph
 

Looking for ongoing relief operations in your city? Check out the complete list of ongoing relief operations centers here.

 

Missing Persons and Updates  (Updated 11/15/2013)

Check out the Google People Finder for Typhoon Yolanda for an updated list in real-time of people who have been found.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council also updates a list of casualties, the missing and the injured that can be viewed here.

For updated information on everything about the typhoon, check out the government's crisis response page here
 

Are you out of the Philippines and looking for ways to help? Kindly refer to the organizations below already responding to the disaster.

 

International Donations

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has deployed rescue and relief teams to evaluate the damage in the areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. You can donate to the Philippine Red Cross by selecting the Supertyphoon Yolanda campaign on their donation page. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Red Cross networks from around the world are supporting the Philippine Red Cross. Many have created specific funds for this disaster, including the American Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross and the British Red Cross.

The World Food Programme was already providing emergency food assistance in the Philippines following the October earthquake. With these emergency food stocks stretched thin, they're now mobilizing additional supplies and are flying in 40 tons of fortified biscuits in the coming days. Additional food supplies are needed. You can help these efforts by donating online or by calling 1-202-747-0722 domestically or +39-06-65131 for international calls.

The Salvation Army is on the ground serving storm survivors, primarily with food, water and shelter. Emergency Disaster Service teams have been providing help since the typhoon hit, but are challenged by the lack of accessible roads to transport goods and medical supplies. The non-profit has set up a designated fund for Haiyan relief efforts, which you can access here. You can also make a donation by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

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.

Mercy Corps is preparing to deliver food, water, temporary shelter and other basic supplies to devastated areas throughout the Philippines. You can support the organization by donating through their website, PayPal, or by calling 1-888-747-7440.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has dispatched an emergency team to Manila and launched a $10 million appeal in order to ensure immediate needs like safe water, hygiene and sanitation are met. If you would like to contribute to their efforts, click here.

The World Food Programme was already providing emergency food assistance in the Philippines following the October earthquake. With these emergency food stocks stretched thin, they're now mobilizing additional supplies and are flying in 40 tons of fortified biscuits in the coming days. Additional food supplies are needed. You can help these efforts by donating online or by calling 1-202-747-0722 domestically or +39-06-65131 for international calls.

The U.S.-Philippines Society is accepting donations toward disaster relief kits for Filipinos who are vulnerable to health-related effects of typhoon damage. You can make an immediate PayPal donation here via their website.

 

 

Source: CNN, Rappler

November 15, 2013
by Migel Estoque