Supertyphoon Reming: We Need Your Help!

(picture taken by Edwin Bacasmas published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer)

Typhoon Reming (Category 5) left death and destruction in its wake. Many of us will have already received the 13th month bonus. In the spirit of generosity and compassion, let us open our hearts and wallets to those left without homes and in most cases, without family members. Below please find a list of NGOs with solid track records in disaster relief operations. Let us help them help our brothers and sisters.

FOR THOSE BASED IN THE PHILIPPINES

(I) Philippine National Red Cross

A. Metrobank Port Area Branch

1) Peso Account
Account name: The Philippine National Red Cross
Account number: 151 – 3 – 041 – 63122 – 8 – MBTC

2) Dollar Account
Account name: The Philippine National Red Cross
Account number: 151 – 2 – 151 – 00218 – 2
Swift Code: MBTC PH MM

B. Globe G-Cash
Just text: DONATE RED CROSS then send to 2882

C. Globe Donate-A-Load
Just text RED then send to 2899

(II) CARITAS

A. Donations of food, medicines, clothing, and potable drinking water may be sent to Lanie Cabral, Public Service Coordinator, Radyo Veritas 846 at Veritas Tower, 162 West Ave., corner EDSA, Quezon City, Telephone Numbers 9257931 to 40 or Ms. Gina Santos, Administrative Officer, Caritas Manila, 2002 Jesus St., Pandacan, Manila, Telephone numbers 5639298 and 5639308.

B. Cash Donations may be deposited at
BPI – Savings Account – 3063-5357-01
Metrobank – Savings Account – 175-3-175069543
Fax copy of your deposit slip with name, address, tel. no and indicate “Typhoon Reming Victims” to (632) 563-9306, 563-4340 or email donate@caritasmanila.org.

C. G-Cash – Text DONATE amount CARITAS and send to 2882

D. For US based donors who want tax incentives, you may course your donations through Ayala Foundation USA.

(II) GAWAD KALINGA: Bicol Express

GK will be conducting two relief missions of December 13 to 15 and December 20 to 22.

A. Relief Goods Needed: Rice, Water, Canned Goods, Noodles, Candles, Matches, Clothes Drop off points for Relief Donations: Cervini Hall, Ateneo de Manila campus, Loyola Heights, Quezon City; Sagip Kapamilya Warehouse at 13 Examiner St., Quezon City.

B. Cash Donations may be deposited at
BPI, Greenhills branch.
Account Name: Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation.
Bank Account CA # 3101-0976-75.

C. To volunteer and join the Bicol Express trip: Please sign-up at the Gawad Kalinga Office at 349 Ortigas Avenue, Greenhills East, Mandaluyong City (beside La Salle Greenhills) or call telephone number (02) 726-7261.

FOR THOSE BASED OVERSEAS

(I) UNICEF
For those based in the United States, make a secure, tax-deductible donation to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, supporting UNICEF’s Emergency Relief Programs in the Philippines. Just click on this link.

(II) Save the Children
Donate now to the Typhoon Durian (Reming’s international name) and support the critical needs of children and their families in the areas of child protection, education and shelter. Just click on this link.

(III) Operation Blessing International
Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation (OBI) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) humanitarian organization based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. Over 99.3 percent of all financial support received goes to aid men, women and children in need. Operation Blessing is currently focusing relief efforts on the two hardest hit areas, Albay and Cantanduanes Provinces. Please click on this link to make an online donation.

(IV) Ayala Foundation USA
Ayala Foundation USA is a registered 501c(3) organization that provides tax deductibility incentives to its donors. It is currently working closely with partner organizations in the Philippines that are directly involved in the relief operations. Among the partner non-profit organizations that have ongoing relief operations are Caritas Manila (www.caritasmanila.org.ph), the Philippine National Red Cross (www.redcross.org.ph), Ateneo de Manila University (www.admu.edu.ph) and the Alternative System for Community Development Foundation, Inc. (ASCODE, INC.) Please send your donations to:

Ayala Foundation USA
255 Shoreline Drive, Suite 428
Redwood City, CA 94065 USA
Tel. no. (650) 598-3126
Fax no. (650) 508-8988
E-mail: info@af-usa.org
Contact: Maya Ong Escudero
Executive Director (maya@af-usa.org)

For more information on how you can donate, please visit www.af-usa.org or go the Donate Now page.

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