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How to help the victims of Tropical Storm Sendong (updated)
December 18, 2011
(Updated at 4:00 PM December 22) The official death toll from last week’s massive flash flooding in two Mindanao cities topped 1,000 on Wednesday as authorities said they lost count of how many more were missing in one of the worst calamities to hit the southern coastal region.
The latest tally showed a total of 1,002 have been confirmed dead, including 650 in Cagayan de Oro City and an additional 283 in nearby Iligan City, said Benito Ramos, head of the Civil Defense Office. The rest came from several other southern and central provinces.
Bayug Island after the storm.
Where to donate?
Various groups and institutions have set up hotlines and help desks to gather assistance/relief goods for victims of TS Sendong.
Donations are badly needed in the areas struck by Tropical Storm Sendong. Here are some of the ways to donate. I will only list those that I have verified as credible sources.
1. Red Cross:to help or send RED to 4143 (Smart) and RED to 2899 (Globe).
– Smart subscribers all over the country are meanwhile encouraged to send help to those affected by typhoon Sendong. Smart Money users can instantly transfer funds through their mobile phones to the official Baha Fund account number 5577 5130 6822 1104. Donors may also deposit cash to the same Smart Money account number in any Banco De Oro branch nationwide or through Hapinoy and Cebuana Lhuillier outlets.
– Text RED to 4143. Valid donation amounts 10, 25, 50, 100.
3. Globe Subscribers
For Red Cross- Text RED to 2899. Valid donation amounts 5,25,50,100 or 300 (For ex, RED 10)
Account Name: Xavier University
Bank Name: Bank of the Philippine Islands, CDO Divisoria Branch
Account Number: 9331-0133-63
According to XU-CSG President, GemGem Tero, food and clothes donations are more needed.
7. Rural Missionaries of the Philippines:
Cagayan de Oro City and Misamis Oriental: Panday Bulig Relief and Rehabilitaion Center Tabang Mindanao Center
12th-22nd streets, Nazareth, 9000 Cagayan de Oro City T/F: +63 (88) 856 6413, [email protected] , (look for Ms. Beryl Tranco)
Iligan City: Rural Missionaries of the Philippines Northern Mindanao Sub-Region.
Room 01, Kalinaw Lanao Center, 0016 Bougainvilla Puti, Villaverde 9200 Iligan City.
T/F: +63 223 5179, [email protected] , www.rmp-nmr.org,(look for Ms. Ida Melody Bucog)
For international Donations: Route Number: BNORPHMM with same account name and number.
Donate to Rock Ed’s potable water fund for CDO.
BPI Loyola Heights 3080-0073-44
Rock Ed Philippines.
What are other ways to help?
Senator Koko Pimentel says “that aside from water, clothes, and medicines. We Kagay-anons also need slippers. A lot of people here are barefoot.” He will be opening his office for donations of any kind. (Room 512, GSIS building, Senate of the Philippines).
1. LBC Foundation
LBC will ship donations to Sendong victims for free. Just drop it off at any LBC branch in the Philippines, as well as in KSA, UAE, Singapore, HK, Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan, UK, Spain, and Italy. See sample acknowledgment receipt given out for your donation.
2. The group Iligan Bloggers Society says that aside from paypal donations, they are also asking for canned goods, noodles, bath and laundry soaps, toothpaste, rice, used clothings and slippers. Details may be found here.
3. Any help: food, clothes, books, bottled water or others can be sent to Fr. Eric Garcia Velandria S.J. Coordinator of Sendong Operation, KKP Office, Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, 9000, Corrales Ave. Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.
4. Yakapin: Batang Hilagang Mindanao (YBHM)
My friend , Cathy and co-founder of my grief advocacy group has once again initiated “Stuffed toys campaign for the children.” Stuffed toys are effective comfort givers in times of stress and trauma. To children, stuffed animals are more than toys, they become the vehicles by which they are able to tell their stories and release their pain. Stuffed toys or teddy bears are able to provide some degree of comfort in a scary world.
Please help me bring hugs and comfort to the children of CDO and Iligan. If you have old or new bears or stuffed toys to give, kindly send me an email to [email protected] We have drop off points in Makati, Alabang and Quezon City. Check the list.
For stuffed toys please send clean, friendly looking toys (no pigs please, owing to cultural and religious sensitivities) in any size ideally, big enough for a child to hug.
For toiletry kits, each bag will contain the following items : toothbrush, tooth paste, soap, sanitary napkins (10 pcs), comb or brush, underwear (2 pcs) face towel, laundry soap — just the basics so the women can also take care of themselves as they take care of their children.
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