Based on the sheer number of times this has happened before, you would think that we’d get some sort of break or that preventive measures have already been set in place so it wouldn’t happen again. But no. Unfortunately, we are back in the same pickle. We are back to #RescuePH and #ReliefPH. Don’t get me wrong, I’m thankful that we have all these efforts to save and resore what was lost. I just wish there was nothing to save in the first place. Typhoon Maring was worse than Ondoy, and even though I am safely tucked under the sunny skies of Cebu, my heart is still breaking with every update of flooded streets, broken houses and separated families.
Listed below are some ways we can help. I really hope we can all spare some time to continue to pray and do what we can for the many people affected by this devastation.
REPORT AND STAY ALERT
DONATE AND/OR VOLUNTEER
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
Volunteers are needed to re-pack relief goods. Pls go to National Resource Operations Center (NROC) NAIA Chapel Road, Pasay City. Call 851-2681 or 511-1259.
Philippine Red Cross
Call the Red Cross chapter nearest you to find out how you can help.
University of the Philippines
Relief Ops of UP Diliman at CHK gym. Immediate need of donations and volunteers.
Polytechnic University of the Philippines
The IPOD V (I am PUP Operation Damayan Volunteer), the official volunteer group of PUP Community Relations and Extension for Development Office, is now calling for donations and volunteers. You may reach the group through their contact number: 09169374280 or by going to South Wing, Room 308 at PUP Mabini Campus.
Please send your food donations to Enderun Colleges, Mckinley Hill, Taguig City. The students will cook and prepare meal packs for distribution to evacuation centers.
UA&P Relief Operations: You can drop off your donations at Escriva gate, Pearl Drive gate, or Prom A.
Muntinlupa City Hall
The Muntinlupa City Hall is calling for donations of relief goods and volunteers for rescue and relief operations.
Drop off your donations in kind at the Sagip Kapamilya Headquarters at 13 Examiner St., West Triangle, Quezon City
Reedley International School
Reedley International School is accepting donations at Josol Bldg, E. Rodriguez, Jr Ave.
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM)
PLM is accepting donations until August 24, Saturday.
Ateneo De Manila University
Send your donations to LS Covered Court until 8:00 p.m. on August 21.
Victory Santa Rosa accepting donations everyday until Sep1, 10am-7pm at Victory Center,Laguna Bel Air2,Santa Rosa. Victory Ortigas is accepting donations in the form of instant noodles, canned goods, bread, bottled water, coffee, mats & blankets.
DONATE IN KIND
Drop off your donations at LBC branches. They will be turned over to Red Cross.
Air21 accepts donations in all Mail and More branches nationwide and will distribute to areas affected by the flood.
Help victims of #MaringPH by donating goods in kind to any McDo store located in MM starting today until Aug 25
Sanctuario de San Antonio
Sanctuario de San Antonio in McKinley Road, Makati is accepting donations
DONATE IN CASH
DSWD Peso Current Account: # 3122-1011-84, Landbank of the Philippines Batasan, Quezon City DSWD US Dollar Savings Account Foreign Donation # 3124-0055-81 Swift Code TLBPPHMMXXX. Landbank of the Philippines, Batasan
Gawad Kalinga is asking for cash pledges to buy relief goods for the villages affected in Taguig.
Deposit to Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc – BDO Acct# 00-5310-41016-4 or BPI Acct# 1443-0533-32. Just deposit w the note #GilasPilipinasMaringFund.
Philippine Red Cross
There are many ways to send your cash donations. You may also send them via SMS. Text RED AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)
GMA Network’s Telethon
Operating hours: August 20 4pm-11:30pm, Telethon number 9811950; August 21, 6 AM – 11:30 P.M.
Make a donation to Laging Handa.
*Info taken from here.