Help for Sendong Victims

I don't normally watch the news because it depresses me. This year, it's been tragedy after tragedy. I heard about the Sendong typhoon only in passing and never realized how bad it hit some of our provinces until this morning when I opened up my FB and saw these images:
For a disaster of this magnitude to hit our brothers and sisters so close to Christmas is really heart-wrenching. For those of you who would like to help, I compiled a list of organizationswho are currently accepting donations:

1. Red Cross: to help, send RED to 4143 (Smart) and RED to 2899 (Globe). * Smart subscribers may send financial help to the Philippine Red Cross through text. To donate, cellphone users should send RED to 4143. Valid donation amounts are 10, 25, 50 and 100 and will be charged to the subscriber’s prepaid load or postpaid bill. * Globe subscribers may send help to Red Cross. Just text RED and send to 2899. Valid donation amounts are 10, 25, 50, 100 (For ex, RED 10).

 2. SMART Subscribers * Smart subscribers all over the country may send help to those affected by typhoon Sendong. Smart Money users can instantly transfer funds through their mobile phones to the official Baha Fund account number 5577 5130 6822 1104. Donors may also deposit cash to the same Smart Money account number in any Banco De Oro branch nationwide or through Hapinoy and Cebuana Lhuillier outlets. * SMARTCares: Subscribers may donate to #Sendong victims via text. Just send RED to 4143. Valid donation amounts 10, 25, 50, 100.”

3. Globe Subscribers Through GCASH, text DONATE and send to 2882.

4. Iligan Bloggers Society through One For Iligan allows you to donate $1 for the Iligan flood victims of typhoon Sendong. * One for Iligan is a Google doc that tells you how you can donate at least US$1 via PayPal * Contact points SITE: http//:iliganbloggers.comEMAIL: iliganbloggers@gmail.comFB Fanpage: * How to else to help?The group Iligan Bloggers Society says that aside from paypal donations, they are also asking for canned goods, noodles, bath and laundry soaps, toothpaste, rice, used clothings and slippers.

5. DXIC SITE: Fanpage:

6. Xavier University, Tabang Sendong * Any help -- food, clothes, books, bottled water, others -- can be sent to Fr. Eric Garcia Velandria SJ, coordinator of Sendong Operation, KKP Office, Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, 9000, Corrales Ave. Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. According to XU-CSG President, GemGem Tero, food and clothes donations are more needed. Account Name: Xavier University Bank Name: Bank of the Philippine Islands, CDO Divisoria Branch Account Number: 9331-0133-63

7. Armed Forces of the Philippines The Civil Relations Service AFP at Camp Aguinaldo is accepting donations. It will fly donations/relief goods via C130. Contact details: Situation Awareness Center (SAC), CRS AFP, Camp Aguinaldo, QC Landline: 912-6615 CP Nr. (0917)2471252 Focal Person: Lt. Col. Rolando Rodil, Operations Officer

8. Department of Social Welfare and Development Volunteers are needed at DSWD Cagayan de Oro (Masterson Road, Upper Carmen) to repack and deliver relief goods. Call 09066150095 @DSWDserve 

9. The Oblate Missionary Foundation (OMF) accepts donation for the victims of Sendong. Email us: Call or text us 0644212652/09177204604/09228366422 You can send food items, drinking water, used clothing, blankets, medicines, cash and what you have to the following dropping centers.

10. Panday Bulig Relief and Rehabilitation Center Tabang Mindanao Center 12th-22nd streets, Nazareth 9000 Cagayan de Oro CityT/F: +63 (88) 856 6413E: for Ms. Beryl Tranco)

11. Rural Missionaries of the Philippines Northern Mindanao Sub-Region Room 01, Kalinaw Lanao Center0016 Bougainvilla Puti, Villaverde9200 Iligan CityT/F: +63 223 5179E: rmpnmr@gmail.comW: for Ms. Ida Melody Bucog)

12. Drop Center in Metro Manila c/o StartArt Project 10A Alabama st New Manila Quezon CityMobile:+63926 7112450 For cash donations, please send to this account: Bank Name and Address:Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)Quezon Avenue branch, 9200 Iligan City, Philippines Account number: 009359-1348-08 Swift Code: BOPIPHMM Account Name and Address: RMP-NMR Inc.

13. Cash donations may be sent through the following accounts: TV5 Kapatid Foundation Inc. BDO Savings Account No. 005310-410164 and Bank of the Philippine Islands Savings Account No. 1443-05333-2
 Donations in kind like food, clothing, utensils, blankets, mats, water containers, and medicines may be sent to News5 Aksyon Center, TV5 office in San Bartlolome, Novaliches, Quezon City. For inquiries, please call News5 Aksyon Center hotline - 938-6393.


Shasie said…
This is horrible! I didn't know a lot about this tragedy either!! Wow, natural disasters have been so crazy over the last few years!
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Sumi Go said…
I didn't know Sendong caused tragedy this terrible.. Is it okay if I repost this on my blog? Will be linking to here of course. Thanks.

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Pammy said…
The picture of the man carrying a child and crying broke my heart. :(
Emmerey Rose said…
hi.. I' from Iligan City which was greatly hit by the typhoon.. my family and I were okay but a lot of my friends and other people have suffered a lot. Their loved ones died, their houses were washed out by flood and some of them were still missing. This is such a tragic event, I hope you would all help. It's very sad to know that Christmas is fast approaching yet there are a lot of people who cannot celebrate Christmas this year :(
thank you for all the comments, let's all do our part, no matter how small and pls feel free to re-post.
Audrey Allure said…
It's so sad to see these images! My family is definitely helping out since we have family members that live in the Philippines.
The 10th photo which a man wcrying while carrying his child make me also cry, and broke my heart. I felt so sad tonight. I am hoping and praying that this people would get alot of help they needed. will include them on my prayers. I wish i am a millionaire to help this people.. ;(( sad sob sob......
Valerie said…
Thanks for this Ms. Sarah! It's a big help in spreading the message and the dire need for help by the victims here in CDOC.

I still can't bring myself to create a post about this on my blog bec. even now I can't wrap my head around it. I still don't know if my friends in the area are okay. It's already hard to look at the images but to see so many dead people and realize that this is only 10-15mins away from your own home; it's really devastating.
Unknown said…

Will be sharing this info on FB so people can be informed on how to help.

it was nice of you to post this. Thanks!
Anonymous said…
all those poor kids. and that picture of a father carrying his child.. truly heartbreaking.
can i repost this? so that people know how to help, i will donate..more than 600 killed, 800 still missing..may God help us
Caro P. said…
I've reading the news about it these past days but i never looked at the pictures until now... this is heart-breaking!
I'm really hoping this tragedy be over soon and you and your loved ones be safe!
Your beautiful country will be in my prayers <3
Another blogger posted about this and it truly saddens me. Thanks for sharing how we can help.