With my limited internet here in the mountains, I got news about Typhoon Odette (International name : Rai) devastation that hit Cebu, Siargao , Dinagat islands et al. My source was mainly twitter.
Cebu is my hometown. We don’t own a house there anymore, but I am concerned because my loved ones and friends live there. There is more news covering #OdettePH on social media and closed spaces. Don’t worry fellow Cebuanos, we hear you. Many efforts are being coordinated. I know a company who has shipped equipment to make water (from the air) for poor communities.
So many relief efforts out there, but I will share two private initiatives from fellow Cebuanos that I know since my childhood days. Here are relief efforts from two friends in Cebu.
My friend reported that they already sent relief goods to Hinundayan, Hinunagan, Anahawan, San Juan Cabalian, Limasawa , Padre Burgos , Maasin, Abuyog on December 21. They were the first responder to reach the southern tip of Leyte where they are the hardest hit. He added “Our heart melts for the happy faces of the people receiving the goods specially drinking water and the canned goods”. He sent me photos of their relief drive in Southern Leyte.
These efforts prove to be useful.
Free shipping of relief goods going to Cebu is being provided by Gothong Shipping Lines.
The Gothong Southern Group of Companies, thru its Gothong Southern Foundation, is extending its assistance by shipping your relief goods, FREE of charge, from Manila to Cebu, Pier to Pier.
To help raise funds for immediate typhoon relief and rescue efforts, several organizations have started accepting donations through PayMaya for initiatives that will help deliver food, clothing, shelter, and other forms of assistance to beneficiaries in typhoon-hit areas.
Donating to these organizations is easy:
Scan to donate using these PayMaya QR codes of these organizations.
Support via the Donate Tile in the Bills Pay feature of the PayMaya app.
Donate via PayMaya’s donation site (insert link) using PayMaya or any debit credit, or prepaid card.
5. Through the Globe rewards
Donate for as low as 1 Rewards point to GMA Kapuso Foundation, Ayala Foundation, or Rise Against Hunger for their disaster relief operations via the New GlobeOne app at glbe.co/NewGlobeONE
Noemi Lardizabal-Dado is a Content Strategist with over 16 years experience in blogging, content management, citizen advocacy and media literacy and over 26 years in web development. Otherwise known as @MomBlogger on social media, she believes in making a difference in the lives of her children by advocating social change for social good.
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Updated June 6, 2022