UPDATE: Added new photos
Time to take a break from the regular programming here in JaypeeOnline to do some public service and help the victims of typhoon Ondoy in the Philippines.
Last week, I heard about typhoon “Ondoy” hitting the Philippines on the news and saw several photos posted and forwarded by people on Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites. Because I was so busy this past weekend, I wasn’t able to follow the developments of the flood and how badly affected the Philippines was.
Today, I was able to browse through the news articles, blog posts and updates and finally got to realize how much damage this typhoon has done. From what I’ve learned, this is the worst typhoon ever recorded in the Philippines since 1967, with a month’s worth of rainfall pouring down in only 6 hours. I’m sharing some of the photos and videos posted by other Pinoy bloggers.
If you’d like to help, you can check out this Disaster Relief Google Spreadsheet updated by volunteers, bloggers, NGO’s and citizens that contains the complete list of relief drop off points, hotline numbers and establishments that accommodate relief goods for typhoon Ondoy victims in the Philippines.
Donate to Red Cross Philippines
Donate to the Philippine Red Cross for ONDOY victims
September 26, 2009 – ninaterol
1. CASH or CHECK
Please send cash or check donations to the PNRC National Headquarters in Manila. Checks should be made payable to The Philippine National Red Cross. We can also arrange for donation pick-up.
2. BANK DEPOSIT
Account Name: The Phil. Nat’l. Red Cross
Port Area Branch
Peso Acct.: 151-3-041-63122-8
Dollar Acct.: 151-2-151-00218-2
Type of Acct. : SAVINGS
Swift Code: MBTC PH MM
BANK OF THE PHIL. ISLANDS
Port Area Branch
Peso Acct.: 4991-0010-99
Type of Account: CURRENT
BANK OF THE PHIL. ISLANDS
Dollar Acct.: 8114-0030-94
Type of Account: SAVINGS
Swift Code: BOPI PH MM
For your donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at nos. +63.2.527.0575 or +63.2.404.0979 with your name, address and contact number.
Please fax the following info to +632.404.09.79 and +632.527.0575:
Name of card member, billing address, contact nos. (phone & mobile), credit card no., expiration date, CCV2/ CVC2 (last three digits at the back of the credit card), billing address, amount to be donated.
For online donations you may also visit our website at www.redcross.org.ph
Please send in-kind local donations to The Philippine National Red Cross — National Headquarters in Manila. We could also arrange for donation pick-up.
1. Send a letter of intent to donate to the PNRC
2. A letter of acceptance from PNRC shall be sent back to the donor
3. Immediately after shipping the goods, please send the (a) original Deed of Donation, (b) copy of packing list and (c) original Airway Bill for air shipments or Bill of Lading for sea shipments to The Philippine National Red Cross—National Headquarters c/o Secretary General Corazon Alma de Leon, Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila 2803, Philippines.
The PNRC does not accept rotten, damaged, expired or decayed goods. Though we appreciate your generosity, the PNRC also discourages donations of old clothes as we have more than enough to go around.
SMS and G-CASH (Globe)
AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4483 (Smart)
AMOUNT 4-digit M-PIN REDCROSS to 2882
MOST URGENT NEEDS
Food items: Rice, noodles, canned goods, sugar, iodized salt, cooking oil, monggo beans and potable water
Medicines: Paracetamol, antibiotics, analgesic, oral rehydration salts, multivitamins and medications to treat diarrheal diseases
Non-food items: Bath soaps, face towels, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, plastic mats, blankets, mosquito nets, jerry cans, water containers, water purification tablets, plastic sheetings, and Laundry soap
Rehabilitation Programs: Shelter materials for house repair
Call Hotline 143 or 527.0000
THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL RED CROSS
Bonifacio Drive, Port Area,
Manila 2803, Philippines
We Filipinos are known for “bayanihan” – a spirit of communal unity or effort to achieve a particular objective. This is one of those times that we really need to put “bayanihan” into practice. We need to put aside all our differences and work together to help the victims of Ondoy. Any type of help you can give – cash, food, clothes, etc. will help ease the burden of the poor victims of these recent calamity. I also pray for the countless families who were displaced and affected by Ondoy and hope that they’d get the help that they need and be able to recover as soon as possible. God bless the Philippines!