Super typhoon Yolanda, known internationally as Haiyan, is estimated to have killed 10,000 people in one province alone. There are 4.5 million Filipinos affected in the Eastern Visayas region, leaving thousands of families homeless. Yolanda wreaked havoc on November 8, smashing the Visayas region with sustained winds of 315 kph (195 mph) and gusts of 380 kph (235 mph). The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) described it as the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in recorded history.

Natural calamities like these often become catalysts in uniting people to help their fellowmen all over the world. Google created a Person Finder if you are looking for someone or if you have any information about a missing person. Google also made a crisis map so you can easily locate relief operations and evacuation centers. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Player’s Association (NBPA) donated $250,000 to the US Fund for UNICEF in support of the organization’s relief efforts.

Photo Credit: Manila Bulletin

We have seen the tenacity of the Filipino people, surviving yet another storm after recently battling a strong earthquake. If you are moved to help but don’t know how, here are some channels where you can send your relief and cash donations.

INTERNATIONAL/OVERSEES DONATIONS:

PHILIPPINE RED CROSS
http://ushare.redcross.org.ph/

AMERICAN JESUIT JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE
http://www.jdc.org/

CARE
http://care.org/
1-800-521-2273 (US) OR +1-404-681-2252 (OUTSIDE US)

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES
http://crs.org/
1-877-435-7277 (US)

CONVOY OF HOPE
https://donate.convoyofhope.org/PAGES/DISASTERPHILIPPINES

WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME
http://www.wfp.org/DONATE/TYPHOON-PHILIPPINES
1-202-747-0722 (US) OR +39-06-65131 (OUTSIDE OF US)

SAMARITAN’S PURSE
http://www.samaritanspurse.org/
1-828-262-1980 (US)

WORLD VISION
http://www.worldvision.org/
1-888-511-6443 (US)

SHELTERBOX
http://www.shelterbox.org/index.php
1-941-907-6036 (US)

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
https://www.habitat.org/CD/GIVING/ONE/DONATE.ASPX?LINK=500

 AMERICARES
http://americares.org/
1-800-486-4357 (US)

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS
https://internationalmedicalcorps.org/HOW-YOU-CAN-HELP/PHILIPPINES
1-800-481-4462 (US)

DIRECT RELIEF
http://www.directrelief.org/
1-805-964-4767 (US)

UNICEF
http://donate.unicef.ph/campaign/24/typhoon-yolanda-emergency-appeal
1-800-367-5437 (US)

SAVE THE CHILDREN
https://secure.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6239401/k.C01C/Global_Action_Fund/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp?c=8rKLIXMGIpI4E&b=6239401&en=dvJUJ6MLKcIXLaPMJfJTJ4PLIhKYKiP6JuJYK9MUJiKYIhPXLjI4LsK
1-800-728-3843 (US)

LOCAL DONATIONS: 

National Drop-off Points

(From Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas)

1. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)

DSWD-National Resource Operations Center (NROC)
Chapel Road, Pasay City (going to NAIA2).
Contact number: (02) 851-2681

Cash deposits accepted via DSWD Bank Acct. at Landbank of the Philippines
Nos. 3122-1011-84 (current) and 3124-0055-81 (savings)

Contact Fe Catalina Ea (09186281897)  and Roel Montesa (09263469927, roelmontesa@gmail.com)

2. Philippine National Police

PNP Gymnasium, Camp Crame, Quezon City.
Contact numbers: 0915-333-8685, (02) 722-0650 (Police Senior Superintendent Teroy Taguinod)

3. Operation Tulong Bayan
Balai, EDSA corner McArthur Ave., Cubao, Quezon City
Contact number: 02-913-6254; or

The Commissary at Whitespace
2341 Chino Roces Ave Ext. (formerly Pasong Tamo Ext), Makati City
Contact number: (02) 729-0030

Media Channels

1. ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya pledge lines (02) 411-0183, 411-0182, 411-0115
Accepting relief goods and cash donations, with other drop-off points nationwide: Cebu, Bacolod, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro and Davao

IN-KIND DONATIONS (Metro Manila)
Sagip Kapamilya Warehouse
#13 Examiner St. West Triangle, Quezon City

CASH DONATIONS (Metro Manila)
Cash and cheques can be sent to:

ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. Bldg.
Mother Ignacia Avenue corner E. Lopez St. Brgy. South Triangle, QC
Office tel. no: +632-411-4995 or +632-415-2272 loc 3765

Or deposit to the following SAGIP KAPAMILYA Bank Accounts:

BANCO DE ORO

Peso Account
Bank Account No: 393- 011-4199
Bank Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. – Sagip Kapamilya
Branch: Sct. Albano, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
Swift Code: BNORPHMM

Dollar Account
Bank Account No: 393-008-1622
Bank Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. – Sagip Kapamilya
Branch: Sct. Albano, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
Swift Code: BNORPHMM

BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS

Peso Account
Bank Account No: 305-111-2775
Bank Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. – Sagip Kapamilya
Branch: West Triangle, Quezon City
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

Dollar Account
Bank Account No: 3054-0270-35
Bank Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. – Sagip Kapamilya
Branch: West Triangle, Quezon City
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK

Peso Account
Bank Account No: 419-539-5000-13
Bank Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. – Sagip Kapamilya
Branch: Timog, Quezon City
Swift Code: PNBMPHMM

Dollar Account
Account Number: 419-539-5000-21
Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Branch: Timog, Quezon City
Swift Code: PNBMPHMM

METROBANK

Peso Account
Account Number: 636-3-636-08808-1
Account Name: ABS – CBN Foundation, Inc. – Sagip Kapamilya
Branch: Examiner Quezon Ave. Branch
Swift Code: MBTCPHMM

2. GMA Kapuso Foundation

METROPOLITAN BANK & TRUST COMPANY (METROBANK)

Peso Savings
Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number : 3-098-51034-7 and 3-098-51566-7

Dollar Savings    
Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number : 2-098-00244-2

Code: MBTC PH MM

UNITED COCONUT PLANTERS BANK (UCPB)

Peso Savings
Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number: 115-184777-2 and 160-111277-7

Dollar Savings
Account Name:  GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number:  01-115-301177-9 and 01-160-300427-6
Code:  UCPB PH MM

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK (PNB)

Peso Saving
Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc
Account Number: 121-0032000-17

Dollar savings
Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number: 121-0032000-25
Code: PNB MPH MM

BANCO DE ORO (BDO)

Peso Savings
Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number: 469-0022189

Dollar Savings
Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number: 469-0072135
Code: BNORPHMM

3. TV 5 Alagang Kapatid Foundation

Bank of the Philippine Islands-Ayala Avenue, SGV Branch

Account Name: Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc.
Peso Account No: 1443-0533-32
US dollar Account No.: 1444-0214-85

Banco de Oro-Makati Avenue, Ayala Branch

Account Name: Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc.
Peso Account No.: 00- 5310-41016-4
US dollar Account No.: 10-5310-46264-4

Citibank

Peso Account No: 0757138018
US dollar (3rd CCY Remittance)
Account No.: 0757138026

Metrobank-Fort Burgos Circle Branch

Account Name: Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc.
Peso Account No.: 264-3-264821763

Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop

Partner’s Name: Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc.

PayPal Account

Username/beneficiary: alagangkapatid@news5.com.ph

4. The Philippine Daily Inquirer

BPI
Current Account 4951-0067-56
Account name: Philippine Daily Inquirer Inc.

Metrobank
Current Account 7286-8109-30
Account name: Philippine Daily Inquirer Inc.

Contact Bianca Casilag or Connie Kalagayan at 897-8808 or 899-4426

5. The Philippine Star

BDO Pioneer

Account Name: Philstar Global Special Project
Peso: 004850141717
Dollar: 104850141415
Swift Code: BNORPHMM

SCHOOLS

1. UP

UP Diliman USC Student Council, New CHK gym, UP Diliman, Commonwealth Avenue, Alex Castro, 0917-8725396, Tweet @uscupdiliman

Tulong Kabataan: UP System, UP Office of the Student Regent. Drop-off point is at Vinzon’s Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Contact Eds (0927)384-1392 or Zie (0916)796-5740) for more information.

UP Ugnayan ng Pahinungod-Manila is organizing a university disaster response medical mission to Leyte with plans of relief distribution focused on Palo, Leyte. You can contact Dr. Lulin Luz at 526-6950 and 526-6951) for more information.

2. DLSU

De La Salle University’s Center for Social Concern and Action (COSCA) is accepting web-based donations from overseas individuals via GlobalGiving.com. For inquiries, contact Joseph Rosal, Coordinator for Community Engagement, COSCA at 525-4267 or local 147.

3. ADMU

Ateneo De Manila Disaster Response and Management Team is accepting cash donations. Contact the Office of the Vice President for Social Development at (632) 426600 locals 4051, 4054, and 4099 for more information.

4. UST

Tulong Tomasino of the UST Simbahayan Community Development Office in Manila is accepting donations. Tweet @USTCSC for more information.

You can also drop off your donations at Room 312, St. Martin de Porres Building, UST. Espana, Manila.

If you don’t have money or goods to donate, you can volunteer in packing food and clothing in various relief centers. You can also be active in social media by sharing information to other people who have the resources to donate. It’s not about the amount you give but the effort you put into giving you have to those who need it most.

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