Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City residens were caught off guard and are distraught of the outcome of what happens to be one of the deadliest cyclones in the Philippines in 12 years.
Typhoon Sendong has taken about more than 1,000 lives (and more missing).
(Photos by MindaNews.com)
This calamity have damned the holiday spirits of the victims. In the spirit of Christmas, why not extend your help? If you can’t donate used clothes, canned goods, or even volunteer yourself, maybe your just a little off your year-end bonus should be good. Give all you can this holiday season.
I’m listing down SOME ways you can extend your help:
** Channels where you can help victims of Sendong **
WHAT: Relief goods drop-off
WHERE: My Place Residence Hall Katipunan (near KFC)
WHEN: Ongoing until Monday night, Dec. 19
ORG/CONTACT PERSON: Sendong Relief Operations/Reynald Reyes (09167262483)
HOW: Donate relief goods: blankets, clothing, food, etc.
WHAT: Cash assistance for relief and recovery efforts
ORG/CONTACT PERSON: Philippine National Red Cross
HOW: Text REDAMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart) or make a donation at any Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop nationwide
WHAT: Relief goods drop-off for Cagayan de Oro Victims
WHERE: Enderun Colleges, McKinley Hill, Taguig City
ORG/CONTACT PERSON: The Enderun Community Drive
HOW: Donate off bottled water, ready to eat food (i.e. crackers, biscuits, cookies, packaged buns/cakes), juices, milk, canned goods, medicines at the drop-off point.
WHAT: Relief goods drop-off
WHERE: Mercato Centrale Tent (The Fort) and Suderno (beside makati med)
WHEN: Ongoing until 3AM Dec. 18, or 7am-2pm the following day Dec. 19
ORG/CONTACT PERSON: Mercato Centrale
HOW: Donate relief goods at the drop-off points.
WHAT: Surgical support for calamity victims
WHERE: ECs in calamity affected areas
ORG/CONTACT PERSON: Philippine College of Surgeons- Northern Mindanao Chapter/Klarizza Simbulan (09173045037)
HOW: If you know of anyone who has surgical needs due to the calamity, contact Klarizza.
WHAT: Cash donations
ORG/CONTACT PERSON: Iligan City Government
HOW: Deposit monetary donations at DBP Iligan City Account Name: City Treasurer’s Office Iligan City, Trust Fund # 0820-016201-030
WHAT: Cash donations for Iligan City victims
ORG/CONTACT PERSON: Rei Lena Maranda (09052665014)
HOW: Deposit cash donations at
Account name: Association of IIT Alumni Foundation Inc.
Bank: BDO – Iligan Quezon Avenue Branch
Account No: 003120169026
WHAT: Relief goods drop-off/Relief goods repacking/Monetary donations
WHERE: Sagip Kapamilya, ABS-CBN Foundation, Mo. Ignacia cor. Eugenio Lopez St., Quezon City or ABS-CBN Cagayan de Oro, Barangay Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City or ABS-CBN Davao, Shrine Hills, Matina, Davao City
ORG/CONTACT PERSON: Sagip Kapamilya, ABS-CBN Foundation/Faizza Tanggol (09175323249)
HOW: (1) Volunteer; (2) Donating relief goods (clothing, blankets, food, etc.); (3) Donate cash thru the ff:
(a) BDO Peso Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 39301-14199
Swift Code: BNORPHMM
If none of the fore-mentioned work for you, you can always look around Facebook or Twitter for other ways. I’m pretty sure most alma maters are also extending their support to the victims, so you can also drop by schools and ask if they have any SENDONG Operations on-going.
La Salle schools, orgs, and associations have started receiving donations for the victims.
LBC offers FREE shipping of donations to the affected areas.
Drop off your donations and goods to any LBC branch and they will ship it to the areas in need.
Give love on Christmas Day. PRAY FOR THEM AS WELL.