How To Help #YolandaPH victims whether you’re based inside or outside the Philippines

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

There are several ways to help the victims. I applaud the creative efforts of people to make helping easier and how people have extended their help in their own skill set. Here’s how you can help.

By Volunteering
Several government organizations, schools, NGOs and private groups have relief efforts in play right now. Take your pick, you’ll find an group that is near you – you don’t have any excuses anymore.
- DSWD National Resource Operations Center
     Chapel Road, Pasay City (near NAIA Terminal 2, across Nayong Pilipino)
- Gawad Kalinga
     Gymnasium of the Department of Agrarian Reform Head Office (Quezon City Circle)
     Contact Person> Joseph Nolasco (09178363057)
- GMA Kapuso Foundation
- Philippine Red Cross (sign up to volunteer)

By Shopping and Eating

Sometimes, you feel like you don’t know how to help. Maybe you can’t volunteer or can’t donate but there are companies and organizations that use their skill set to enable you to help. I am thankful for these creative individuals who give us another way of helping.

Aid Couture
Shop for pre-loved clothes and be styled on the spot as well.

Mini Coolectibles
This quirky shop is donating its sales to the victims. I’ve featured their items in Food Magazine before so you know you’re bound to see something you’ll like. 

Dine for a Cause
Check out Spot’s list for the dates and restaurants donating their sales for the victims. 

By Donating Relief Goods
Donating goods is not just about giving but to donate what is needed. For example, it is wonderful your company would like to donate construction materials to rebuild the places hit by the typhoon but those materials aren’t needed just yet. Perhaps in a few more weeks or months?

When I was sifting through donated clothes when I volunteered, some of them were ridiculous – ridiculously unusable. When donating old clothes, I only have one thing in mind “Would I like to receive this?”. If your answer is no, please don’t donate those clothes anymore.

Another thing about donating food and other items – please do not sort them and bring “gift packs”. The effort is admirable but one it arrives in the center, volunteers need to resort that once again. Relief centers have their own list of what to pack in a “relief goods” bag. Remember, the bags need to contain the same thing thus the specific packing list.

Drop off points for donations:
- DSWD National Resource Operations Center
     Chapel Road, Pasay City (near NAIA Terminal 2, across Nayong Pilipino)
There are drop off areas in all DLS campuses.
- GMA Kapuso Foundation
     2nd Floor Kapuso Center, GMA Network Drive corner Samar Streets, Quezon City
     Tel. no. 02-9284299; 02-9289351

     GMA Kapuso Foundation Warehouse
     # 366 GMA Compound, Tandang Sora Avenue, Brgy. Culiat, Quezon City
     Tel. no. 02-9317013

- Philippine Red Cross
     The Phil. Red Cross has chapters all over the country where you can drop of donations.

By Donating Money
This mode can be done for people outside the Philippines who want to help. It is a sad reality that there might be people who will take advantage of the situation. Please carefully pick the organization you are donating to. The organizations mentioned below are trust worthy.

International Donations
- Habitat for Humanity
- Red Cross
- Salvation Army
- World Food Program
- World Vision

International and Local Donations
- Gawad Kalinga
- GMA Kapuso Foundation
- Philippine Red Cross
- Unicef Philippines
     PayPal: Log in to PayPal, choose 'Send Money' option, key in UNICEF email 

     address ( and select 'I'm paying for goods or  
     services' option.

Local Donations
- GMA Kapuso Foundation
     Account Name> GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
     Peso Savings Account Number > 3-098-51034-7 and 3-098-51566-7
     Dollar Savings Account Number > 2-098-00244-2
     Dollar Savings Account Code > MBTC PH MM

     Peso Savings Account Number > 115-184777-2 and 160-111277-7
     Dollar Savings Account Number > 01-115-301177-9 and 01-160-300427-6
     Dollar Savings Account Code > UCPB PH MM
     Peso Savings Account Number > 121-0032000-17
     Dollar Savings Account Number > 121-0032000-25
     Dollar Savings Account Code > PNB MPH MM
     Peso Savings Account Number > 469-0022189
     Dollar Savings Account Number > 469-0072135
     Dollar Savings Account Code > BNORPHMM
- Gawad Kalinga
     Peso Savings Account Number> 3101-0977-56
     Dollar Savings Account Number > 3104-0162-34
     Dollar Savings Swift Code > BOPIPHMM
- Unicef Philippines
     Cash/Cheque deposit (account name: UNICEF)
     Metrobank: C/A 066-706631209-3
     Land Bank: C/A 0052-1393-17
     BPI: S/A 001-50100335-9
     PNB: S/A 531-10730001-3
     RCBC: C/A 500000-1882

     Donation pick-ups within Metro Manila: call UNICEF hotlines 758-1000 / 758-1442.

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