The rain and subsequent flood brought by tropical storm 'Sendong' has reportedly claimed over 650 lives and left practically thousand of residents from the cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro with hardly any possession in their name.
With Christmas less than a week away, let’s do what we can to help them out, not only because it's the spirit of the season, but to pay forward whatever help we received when it was us that needed it during 'Ondoy'.
Volunteer or donate whatever you can, be it cash or in kind. To help you get started, we've listed where you can do your good deed for the victims of 'Sendong'.
If you'd like to volunteer, the Department of Social Welfare and Development could use your help through its various offices and departments.
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
National Resource Operations Center (NROC)
Chapel Road, Pasay City (Back of Air Transportation Office)
Contact: Francia Fabian - 09189302356
DSWD - Cagayan de Oro
Masterson Road, Upper Carmen
Contact: Manny Borreos – 09066150095 or 8588892 or tweet @DSWDserve.
If you'd like to donate cash or drinking water, canned goods, old clothes or anything that can be of use, you can drop it off at the offices of the following organizations or get in touch with them and ask how you can help:
DSWD - National Resource Operations Center
Chapel Rd. Pasay City (Back of Air Transportation Office)
Contact: Francia Fabian at 09189302356
DSWD Field Office - National Capital Region
San Rafael St., Legarda, Manila
Contact: Jam at 7348639
DSWD Field Office IV-A
Alabang-Zapote Road, Alabang, Muntinlupa City 1770
Tel. No.: 8074140, Fax No.: 807-1518
Contact: Gina Laranan at 09108860826
DSWD Field Office IV-B
1680 F. T. Benitez St., Malate Manila
Contact: Shiela Tapia at 5252445
Rock Ed Iligan
Rock Ed Iligan is currently running a soup kitchen in Iligan. Donate any amount so they can continue to serve hot meals for homeless families in the neighborhood through BPI Loyola account number 3080007344. Tweet @rockedradio or @RockEdIligan for help.
For cash and check donations via bank deposit, it should be payable to The Philippine Red Cross. To view the banks and the respective bank account numbers you can deposit your donation to, visit www.redcross.org.ph/donatenow
Via Smart: Text RED (AMOUNT) to 4143. Valid donation amounts at 10, 25, 50 and 100
Via Globe G-Cash: Text DONATE (AMOUNT) 4-digit M-PIN REDCROSS to 2882
Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro
The university is accepting donations at the Helpdesk set up at the University's front gate or at the Relief Center at the Satellite Canteen near the College of Agriculture building (beside the gymnasium).
Personnel and student volunteers are being deployed to buy, pack and deliver relief goods all over the City, under the direction of the University Chaplain, Fr. Eric Garcia Velandria S.J.
Cash donations through Xavier University can be also be deposited at this account:
Account Name: Xavier University
Account Number: 9331013363
Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands, Cagayan de Oro - Divisoria Branch
Those who wish to receive receipts for their donations, may email email@example.com with the details of their donation (donor's name, receiving branch, date, amount) for proper acknowledgment.
Iligan Bloggers Society
The bloggers group is asking for cash donations, canned goods, noodles, bath and laundry soaps, toothpaste, rice, used clothings, slippers.
For Iligan-based donors, the drop-off points are: St. Michael's Cathedral, DXIC Radio Staion, City Hall, Rizal Park, and Calda Pizza Iligan City Branch.
For Cebu-based donors, the drop-off point is Seawalk Trading, A.S. Fortuna Street, Mandaue City, Cebu.
For Manila-based donors, the drop-off points are:
3553 Durango Street, Palanan, Makati City care of Migz at 09065777812 or 09227130006;
6-D Cypress Gardens Condominium, 112 VA Rufino Street, Makati City care of Meikah Delid;
Berkeley Residences, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City care of Jamie Steffani Mijares at 09157744244; and
Madison Square Condominium, Taft Avenue, Manila care of Roden Lim at 09228446777
The bloggers' society also accepts donations through PayPal.com through the PayPal account firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Union Bank account of Revilla N. Carbonell-Noel with account number 109451077611.
GMA Kapuso Foundation
Material donations may be delivered to the GMA Kapuso Foundation office at the GMA Kapuso Center on GMA Network Drive, Diliman, Quezon City, Mondays to Fridays from 9a.m. to 6p.m. Aside from old clothes, food items and medicines, the group also accepts hygiene products, mats, blankets, medical equipments, toys as well as other things that are helpful to its beneficiaries.
For cash and check donations via bank deposit, it can be dropped off at the same office indicated above or deposited to one of many bank accounts used by the organization. To view the banks and the respective bank account numbers you can deposit your donation to, visit www.kapusofoundation/donate
La Salle Green Hills
Donations in cash and kind can be received at Gate 2 of La Salle Green Hills at 343 Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550. You may also call any of the following telephone numbers for further inquiries:
Aluimni Office - 7212729, 7227750, 7254720
GS Principal - 7212482
HS Principal - 7218914
Buildings and Grounds Office - 7218904 (Telefax)
La Sallian Mission Office - 7265851 (Telefax)
De La Salle Alumni Association (DLSAA)-Manila, Taft Avenue
Accepting donations until the 20th. For DLSAA cash and check donors, you are encouraged to donate to La Salle Academy. Please fax your Deposit Slips together with your name and contact info (mobile number/ email) to 5240503 or scan and email your deposit slip at email@example.com for proper acknowledgement and accounting.
Center for Social Action (CSA) of De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde
Collecting monetary donations through I-Pledge. Just fill-out an I-pledge form and/or give your cash donations to the accounting office on Monday, December 19, 2011. The CSA office is located at the 3rd floor, Br. Cordero building, Taft campus.
De La Salle Zobel
The school's Relief Goods Drop Off Center in Ayala Alabang is now accepting donations in cash or kind for the victims of the recent flood in Iligan City. Donations made will be shared with the people of Iligan, especially the poor and the Lasallian family members who were badly affected by the flood. Donations can be brought to the school at Gate 7.
The following members of the DLSZ community are in charge of the Relief Goods Drop Off Center:
Miss Evangeline "Vangie" de Peralta (Lasallian Formation and Mission Department Director) 09175638870 (office cellular number)
Mr. Jayjay Jacinto (Social Action Office Head) 09178597602 (office cellular number)
Mr. Dennis Patiño (Administrative Services Department Director) 09175564155 (office cellular number)
Mr. Ton Francisco (Parent Volunteer for Logistics and Transportation) at firstname.lastname@example.org
De La Salle Canlubang
The school's Lasallian Mission Office is accepting cash donations for the victims of the flash floods in Iligan and Cagayan de Oro. Check donations are accepted as well. All donations will be coordinated with the Lasallian Mission Office of De La Salle Santiago Zobel School.
De La Salle Health Sciences Campus, Dasmarinas, Cavite
Receiving donations through the offices of Lasallian Mission & Linkages, Lasallian Formation & Social Action and the DLSUMC hospital.
De La Salle Lipa
The drop-off point for the donations through the school is the HLS lobby until December 22.
La Salle Academy, Iligan City
Accepting donations in kind and in cash. Cash or check donations may be deposited to:
Account Name: La Salle Academy
Account Number: 0820016221030
Bank: Development Bank of the Philippines
Kindly make a digital copy (or digital photo) of the deposit slip and email this digital file to Bro. Raffy Reyes (president of LSA) email@example.com AND Bro. Dennis Magbanua (president of DLSZ) firstname.lastname@example.org for proper documentation and accounting.
The Civil Relations Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines
Accepting donations at the Situation Awareness Center, CRS AFP, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City
Contact: Lt. Col. Rolando Rodil, Operations Officer at 9126615 or 09172471252
Smart Money users can instantly transfer funds through their mobile phones to the official Baha Fund account number 5577513068221104. Donors may also deposit their monetary contribution to the same Smart Money account number through any Banco De Oro branch nationwide.
TV5 Kapatid Foundation is accepting monetary donations for the victims of Sendong through the following bank accounts.
Banco De Oro Savings Account No. 005310410164 and
Bank of the Philippine Islands Savings Account No. 1443053332
Donations in kind like food, clothing, utensils, blankets, mats, water containers, and medicines may be sent to News5 Aksyon Center, TV5 in San Bartlolome, Novaliches, Quezon City. For inquiries, please call News5 Aksyon Center hotline - 9386393
Cebuana Lhuillier is now accepting donations at any of its 1,500 Cebuana Lhuillier pawnshops nationwide.
ABS-CBN Foundation's Sagip Kapamilya is accepting in-kind donations which can be dropped off at
ABS-CBN Foundation Inc., Mother Ignacia corner Eugenio Lopez Streets, Diliman, Quezon City.
ABS-CBN Cagayan de Oro and ABS-CBN Davao are also accepting donations for relief operations at:
ABS-CBN Cagayan De Oro
Barangay Bulua, Cagayan De Oro City
Shrine Hills, Matina, Davao City
For monetary donations via bank deposit, it should be payable to ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya. To view the banks and the respective bank account numbers you can deposit your donation to, go to ANC's Facebook page.
The Enderun Community Drive is now accepting donations of the victims of typhooon Sendong in Cagayan de Oro. Items that will be accepted by the Enderun Community Drive are bottled water, ready-to-eat food (i.e crackers, biscuits, cookies, packaged buns/cakes), juices, milk, canned goods (i.e. tuna, corned beef, sardines, vienna sausage, etc), medicines (i.e. colds, fever, cough). Blankets and clothing donations (i.e. footwear, underwear) will also be accepted.
Please send all your donations to Enderun Colleges, McKinley Hill, Taguig City.
Ateneo De Manila
The Ateneo de Manila University through the DReaM Team (Disaster Response and Management Team) responds to calls for assistance from various communities in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan affected by the flashfloods brought on by Typhoon Sendong. Donations in cash or check are preferred.
Various ways of making a monetary donation through Ateneo de Manila, even for those in the United States, can be found at Ateneo de Manila University's Facebook page.
Gawad Kalinga's Operation Walang Iwanan Mindanao is asking for volunteers and donations in cash or kind.
In-kind donations can be sent to the following :
Cagayan de Oro
Corpus Christi School, Tomasaco Street, Cagayan de Oro
Contact: Harvey Maraguinot at 09178888427
GK Missionville, Purok 3, Canaway, Tibanga, Iligan City
Contact: Judi Bentoy at 09178888745
Contact: Harvey Maraguinot at 09178888427
Cash donations can also be made through bank deposit through Gawad Kalinga's BPI EDSA Greenhills bank accounts:
Philippine Peso Current Account Number: 3101097756
US$ Savings Account Account Number: 3104016234
Swift code: BOPIPHMM
LBC will ship your donations for free to the hardest hit cities and provinces. Just drop off your donations at the LBC branch nearest to you. Bottled water, food, clothes, blankets, etc. are most welcome.
University of Santo Tomas
The University of Santo Tomas is accepting donations through its student council offices. For inquiries, contact Bro. Carlo Rey Canto at 09163611936 or Bro. Christian Dale Dakila at 09276016286.
7-11 is currently accepting cash donations for victims of typhoon Sendong. No service fees will be deducted & donors will be provided an official receipt.
OneMeralco Foundation is accepting cash & in-kind donations at the ground floor of the Lopez Building, Meralco Center, Ortigas. Call 6328301 and look for Joy.
Air 21 and Mail and More
All Air 21 and Mail and More branches are accepting donations for Cagayan de Oro and Iligan.
Team Manila stores are accepting old clothes and other relief goods for Sendong's victims.
If you know of any more stores or organizations that are accepting cash or in-kind donations for Sendong's victims, feel free to post it in the comment box. Let's let them feel the true spirit of the season by helping them out in whatever way we can.
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