where to donate for victims of typhoon Lawin

Super typhoon Lawin (international name: Haima), made landfall in Cagayan and Kalinga in northern Philippines, at 11 p.m. on October 19, 2016. It had maximum sustained winds at 225 kph (Yolanda’s was 235 kph); on the afternoon of the 19th, signal no. 5 was already raised over the province.

Due to early preparations, evacuation, and the topography of the area, casualties only totaled 12.

All of the houses in the region, however, were either totally or partially damaged.

My Manong Manding’s roof (that’s him in the photo, he runs a small general store and lives near it), was totally blown away.

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Aid was swift—the Department of Social Welfare and Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation mobilized relief packs even before the storm hit.

Cagayanos—those whose phones were charged anyway—made shout-outs via social media and texts as soon as the storm blew over.

But electric power in capital Tuguegarao was restored, and only partially, eight days after the storm hit. According to my cousin Randy, Meralco crews (30 trucks and 100 workers) have been working overtime. They all hope full power will be restored before Christmas.

I’m putting this list together because—for whatever reason—coverage of the aftermath of Typhoon Lawin has been sporadic and erratic. (Some of it has also been misleading, making readers believe that aid is slow to come…but that’s another story.) There were only 12 reported casualties, yes, and the damage is not as shocking and horrific as when Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) ravaged Western Visayas, but people still need help, especially with re-building their homes.

Quoting my cousin (translating it directly from Filipino): “Casualty count is 12, but so many lost their properties and homes. The Chinese Chamber alone gave out 400 pieces of metal sheets. More are needed. Some foundations also gave out 500 sacks of rice, canned goods, too…LGU and NGOs gave food aid. What we need more are construction materials because, like now, it’s been raining again for two days straight.”

Anyway: I have yet to come by one, huge comprehensive list that tells people what and where to donate. If there’s one already out there, my biggest thanks and apologies.

I culled these off the net. If you know of more places where people can drop off their donations, send money, or any organizations doing volunteer re-building work, please send me a tweet (@vivalogos), or leave me a message at the end of this post.

Mabbalo and God bless! 🙂 #BangonCagayan

DONATIONS, VOLUNTEERS

  1. https://www.facebook.com/tuguether
  2. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2107995856092746&set=a.2104722093086789.1073741831.100006470574411&type=3&theater
  3. https://www.facebook.com/UPAnnaNaCagayan/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE
  4. https://www.gofundme.com/supertyphoon-lawin-amulung-relief-2vh8rng
  5. http://rebuildcagayan.ph
  6. http://www.worldvision.org.ph
  7. https://www.facebook.com/cagayan.province.3?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE
  8. http://gk1world.com/typhoonlawin

9. There are still areas that cannot be reached by the DSWD as well as areas that do not have any means of communications. If you know about families or areas that are still in need of assistance, you may inform the DSWD via landline at 074-442-3946 and 074-446-5961. You may also contact the agency through cellular phone at 0906-094-1064 and 0949-141-7232

Volunteers who want to help in packing and repacking relief goods to organizing the donations, among others, may also proceed to nearest DSWD field office in their area or to the DSWD National Resource Operations Center (NROC) at the NAIA Chapel Road in Pasay City.

10. I also saw a #SOSCagayanChallenge that challenges nominees to assemble and donate “lifesaver” packs. Please type in the hashtag in your Facebook search to learn more (it says pick up/delivery details will be PM’d).

IN KIND

(Remember, most need construction materials, though.)

  1. The Philippine Red Cross launched an appeal for those who are affected by Typhoon Lawin. The Philippine Red Cross is currently accepting donations in kind like blankets, mats, mosquito nets, hygiene kits, rice, ready-to-eat and easy-open canned goods and noodles. Donations may be brought to 37 EDSA corner Boni Avenue in Mandaluyong.
  2. The Catholic church through its social action arm is appealing for more aid for those affected by Typhoon Lawin. Caritas is accepting donations both in cash and in kind. Donations in kind such as food, clothing and other items may bring their donations to NASSA/Caritas Philippines’ office at Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), 470 Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila,
  3. Donations in kind may be brought to: Caritas Manila, 2002 Jesus St., Pandacan, Manila; Radio Veritas, West Ave. cor. Edsa, Quezon City; or to the nearest parish church
  4. Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan. Personally bring your donation to SLB: Loyola House of Studies, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108 Philippines
  5. Donors can proceed to the nearest DSWD field office in their area or to the DSWD National Resource Operations Center (NROC) at the NAIA Chapel Road in Pasay City.
  6. Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc. 

 

CASH AND CHECK DONATIONS

  1. Franciscan Order

Minister Provincial of the Franciscan Phil. Province of San Pedro Bautista, Inc.

BPI peso account 0211-0253-95.

2. Victory Church

Disaster Relief Operations – Peso Donations

BANK NAME: Bank of the Philippine Islands

ACCOUNT NAME: Victory Christian Fellowship

ACCOUNT NO: 0063-3205-52

TYPE OF ACCOUNT: PESO Savings Account

BANK ADDRESS: Fort Serendra Branch, Ground Floor, Serendra, BGC, Taguig City, Philippines

SWIFT CODE: BOPIPHMM

Disaster Relief Operations – Dollar Donations
BANK NAME: Bank of the Philippine Islands

ACCOUNT NAME: Victory Christian Fellowship

ACCOUNT NO: 0824-0569-27

TYPE OF ACCOUNT: DOLLAR Savings Account

BANK ADDRESS: Fort Serendra Branch, Ground Floor, Serendra, BGC, Taguig City, Philippines

SWIFT CODE: BOPIPHMM

Note: By contributing to this project, ministry partners acknowledge that funds given to Victory, as a member of Every Nation, will be directed to provide assistance to those affected by this disaster, and redirected, as necessary, should the funds contributed be in excess of the need. We partner as well with other non-government organizations who work in these areas. (http://victory.org.ph/article/lawin-relief/)

3. Caritas Manila

Cash donations may be deposited to any of the following Caritas Manila bank accounts: Banco De Oro, Savings Account No. 5600-45905; Bank of the Philippine Islands, Savings Account No. 3063-5357-01; and Metrobank, Savings Account No. 175-3-175069543.

For dollar deposits: Bank of the Philippine Islands, Savings Account No. 3064-0033-5 Swift Code: BOPIPHMM; and Philippine National Bank, Savings Account No. 108566600025; Swift Code: PNBMPHMM.

For online cash donations, visit caritasmanila.org.ph or course through Cebuana Lhuillier.

4. Philippine Red Cross

Those who wish to donate cash may do so through the following bank accounts:

BANCO DE ORO

Branch: Port Area, Manila

Peso: 00453-0190938

Dollar: 10-453-0039482

Swift Code: BNOR PH MM

METROBANK

Branch: Port Area, Manila

Peso: 151-7-15152434-2

Dollar: 151-2-15100218-2

Swift Code: MBTC PH MM

5. National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA)/Caritas Philippines

BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS

Branch: Intramuros, Manila

Account Name: CBCP Caritas Filipinas Foundation, Inc. NASSA

Account Number: 4951-0071-08

 

6. Department of Social Welfare and Development

Peso savings account

Account Name: DSWD DONATION

Account Number: 3122-1011-84

Bank Address: Land Bank of the Philippines, Batasan Branch, Constitution Hills, Quezon City

Dollar savings account

Account Name: DSWD FOREIGN DONATION

Account Number: 3124-0055-81

Swift Code: TLBPPHMMXXX

Bank Address: Land Bank of the Philippines, Batasan Branch, Constitution Hills, Quezon City

7. Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan

Account name: Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan

Bank of the Philippine Islands (Loyola-Katipunan Branch)

BPI Peso Checking Account No.: 3081-1111-61
BPI Dollar Savings Account No.: 3084-0420-12

Swift code: BOPIPHMM

 

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