Saturday, September 26, 2009

Help Typhoon Ondoy Victims in the Philippines!

Tropical storm Ondoy wrought destruction on its path at 85 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center submerging most of Northern Luzon Philippines with an epic rainfall lasting for 6 hours. People are stranded by the thousands or rendered homeless as floods engulfed their homes while maritime and airline flights are canceled with passengers stranded at piers and airports.

As of this writing 40 people are feared dead while thousands seek shelters on higher grounds need help for medicines, food and dry clothes. NiƱa Terol-Zialcita at Facebook started a blog to serve as a single info hub calling on Filipinos at facebook to extend their support to the flood victims. You can also visit MLQ III blog for more info on how to help the flood victims and view some images and video on the calamity.

Representative Ruffy Biazon, posted in his Facebook status the situation in Muntinglupa City which should give us an idea of how extensive is the damage and dislocation brought about by typhoon Ondoy:
1,800 families are now in evacuation centers in Muntinlupa City, roughly about 10,000 persons. While my office and the local government are appropriating our resources to give assistance, donations of food, medicine, clothing, insect repellant, diapers, blankets and sleeping mats are welcome and needed.
For those outside the Philippines here are some organizations at CNN's Impact Your World helping the victims of Typhoon Ondoy that you may want to consider sending your donations.

Donate to the Philippine Red Cross for ONDOY victims


Monetary Donations

1. CASH or CHECK
Please send cash or check donations to the PNRC National Headquarters in Manila. Checks should be made payable to The Philippine National Red Cross. We can also arrange for donation pick-up.

2. BANK DEPOSIT
Account Name: The Phil. Nat’l. Red Cross

METROBANK
Port Area Branch
Peso Acct.: 151-3-041-63122-8
Dollar Acct.: 151-2-151-00218-2
Type of Acct. : SAVINGS
Swift Code: MBTC PH MM

BANK OF THE PHIL. ISLANDS
Port Area Branch
Peso Acct.: 4991-0010-99
Type of Account: CURRENT

BANK OF THE PHIL. ISLANDS
UN Branch
Dollar Acct.: 8114-0030-94
Type of Account: SAVINGS
Swift Code: BOPI PH MM

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.

Credit Card

Please fax the following info to +632.404.09.79 and +632.527.0575:

Name of card member, billing address, contact nos. (phone & mobile), credit card no., expiration date, CCV2/ CVC2 (last three digits at the back of the credit card), billing address, amount to be donated.

For online donations you may also visit our website at www.redcross.org.ph .

In-Kind Donations

LOCAL
Please send in-kind local donations to The Philippine National Red Cross – National Headquarters in Manila. We could also arrange for donation pick-up.

INTERNATIONAL

1. Send a letter of intent to donate to the PNRC
2. A letter of acceptance from PNRC shall be sent back to the donor
3. Immediately after shipping the goods, please send the (a) original Deed of Donation, (b) copy of packing list and (c) original Airway Bill for air shipments or Bill of Lading for sea shipments to The Philippine National Red Cross–National Headquarters c/o Secretary General Corazon Alma de Leon, Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila 2803, Philippines.

The PNRC does not accept rotten, damaged, expired or decayed goods. Though we appreciate your generosity, the PNRC also discourages donations of old clothes as we have more than enough to go around.

SMS and G-CASH (Globe)

SMS
text REDAMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4483 (Smart)

G-CASH
text DONATEAMOUNT4-digit M-PINREDCROSS to 2882

Most urgent needs

Food items: Rice, noodles, canned goods, sugar, iodized salt, cooking oil, monggo beans and potable water

Medicines: Paracetamol, antibiotics, analgesic, oral rehydration salts, multivitamins and medications to treat diarrheal diseases

Non-food items: Bath soaps, face towels, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, plastic mats, blankets, mosquito nets, jerry cans, water containers, water purification tablets, plastic sheetings, and Laundry soap

Rehabilitation Programs: Shelter materials for house repair

Call Hotline 143 or 527.0000

THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL RED CROSS
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
Bonifacio Drive, Port Area,
Manila 2803, Philippines

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3 comments:

marvin said...

The tragic scenario typhoon "Ondoy" have caused is really devastating. Most of the people don't expect the floods to be that high in their area. But what's the good thing right now is that there are lots of people across tne country and also all over the world that pledges to give money and relief goods to those affected families. I'm pretty sure that Gawad Kalinga is also taking its part in helping those calamity victims.

Snake Eyes said...

Things you should know before sending your donations:

http://diskorner.blogspot.com/2009/10/where-to-donate.html

PierreJ_Goodell said...

It's great!!..........................................