While the country was slowly recovering from the destruction brought by the previous typhoons Rolly and Siony, Ulysses brought it to its knees again. The typhoon destroyed homes and displaced families and individuals in Catanduanes, Albay, Marikina, Rizal, and more. These hardest-hit areas need all the help they can get. Those of us who’ve got cash or food and shelter to share can send help through the following donation drives:
World Vision Philippines
Philippine Red Cross
#RedCross Laguna Chapter helping residents of flooded areas in Sta. Maria, Famy, Mabitac and Siniloan Laguna earlier. #Ulysses caused many rivers to swell causing the flooding.#AlwaysFirstAlwaysReadyAlwaysThere pic.twitter.com/AWYdLRWs5V
— Philippine Red Cross (@philredcross) November 12, 2020
Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is accepting donations both in cash or in-kind. You can send them monetary assistance through bank deposits in BDO, Metrobank, BPI, or Security Bank. For online donations, they have GCash, PayMaya, PayPal, and PayMongo accounts. Every P500 donated can help provide a hygiene kit for a family, P5000 immediate cash for buying basic urgent needs like medicine and food, P15,000 can help a family restore their livelihood, and P50,000 can rebuild a family home. Find more details here.
PRC accepts in-kind donations of goods but they discourage sending old clothes. You can send your donations to the Philippine Red Cross Tower, 37 EDSA corner Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City.
UP student organizations
Orgs from UP Diliman, UP Los Baños, UP Manila are organizing relief efforts through cash and in-kind donations for victims of Rolly PH and Ulysses PH. They are open for donations of shelter (tarpaulins, tents), food (rice, biscuits, canned goods), drinking water, medicine, hygiene kits, and COVID-19 essentials such as face masks, shields, and alcohol. Find more details below:
Ateneo de Manila University
ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya
For Our Farmers
— #ForOurFarmers 🌱 (@forourfarmers) November 12, 2020
Youth-led non-profit organization For Our Farmers is focusing on providing aid and relief for farmers and kababayans affected by typhoons Rolly and Ulysses.
Kaya Natin PH
Bangon Luzon will also send relief assistance to the communities hardest-hit by Typhoon #UlyssesPH in the days to come.
— Kaya Natin! Movement (@KayaNatinPH) November 12, 2020
Kaya Natin’s Bangon Luzon drive was created to help victims of typhoon Rolly and now it’s extended to help those hardest-hit by Ulysses. You can send your monetary donation online and contact 09178226628 for inquiries. For more information, visit Kaya Natin’s official website.
Do you know other organizations providing relief efforts?