The strongest typhoon in world history caused a major catastrophe in the Philippines especially the islands of Visayas last week. Typhoon Yolanda, with the international name Haiyan brought winds as fast as 315 kph and strong rains which caused millions, probably even billions of pesos in damages. Currently, it is estimated that 10,000+ lives have been lost. Homes, schools, and business establishments have been flattened by the winds and flooding.
I appeal to the readers of this blog to please send donations to credible agencies. I will be listing centers, organizations and agencies that will make sure your donations get to the typhoon victims. Below is a partial list which I will update every so often:
Ligaya ng Panginoon Foundation Formation Center
L15 31st cor. 23rd St.
Pamayanang Diego Silang Village,
AMRSP (Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Phils.)
Contact Person: Sr. Susan Esmile, sfic
28 Acacia St Corner Rosario Dr.
New Manila, Cubao, Q. C.
Metrobank- acct # 259-3-25907445-3. Acct name: AMRSP Special Funds.
Please email your deposit slip to email@example.com so they pcan acknowledge your donation.
FROM CARDINAL LUIS ANTONIO “CHITO” TAGLE
“Dear friends you may also send donations to the relief work of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila to the following RCAM ACCOUNTS:
For PESO: BPI S/A #0053-2762-53.
For USD: BPI S/A #0054-0089-53
For EURO: BPI S/A #0054-0139-49.
Account Name: Roman Catholic Archbishop of Manila
BPI Plaza Cervantes Branch, Binondo, Manila.
For acknowledgement of donation, please contact or send deposit slip:
Treasury and Accounting Deparment, Arzobispado de Manila, 121 Arzobispo St., Intramuros, Manila.
Tel/Fax Nos. (632) 5273852, 5273953. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
RFM Corporation Head Office
Pioneer St., Mandaluyong
RFM is asking for help in hardest hit areas (outside Tacloban since most of the relief efforts are concentrated there) in Eastern Samar – Guian and Borongan, BOHOL – which has not recovered yet from the earthquake and now the typhoon, Antique ( Culasi and nearby towns), and Capiz Area.
They have a standby helicopter that will bring the donations to areas hit by the typhoon.
Suggested donations: food – ready to eat, cup noodles, rice, coffee, bread, water, sanitary napkins, toothbrush and toothpaste, diapers, medicines
The Assumption Convent (Assumption College)
Account name: religious of the Assumption
Account number: 1315-3404-18
BPI Iloilo Gen. Luna Highway Branch
Donations are requested for the affected Religious of the Assumption mission schools in Passi, Iloilo and Sibalom, Antique. Since transportation of goods would be difficult, AC is requesting for financial assistance. The roof of the mission school in Passi, which is an evacuation center has been blown off during the typhoon.
DONATIONS/ASSISTANCE THRU TELECOMS
Business Head Boboy Romero informed me that Globe is accepting donations thru – Globe Bridging Communities’ relief efforts in the hardest hit areas by texting:
DONATE to 2882. Ex: DONATE 500 1234 REDCROSS.
Please call 2882 for list of charities and codes.
For those in Australia who’s telecom provider is Telstra, the company is offering my free calls to the Philippines from November 11 to 25, 2013.