Typhoon Pablo – How To Donate, Help, Volunteer

If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you may notice that I’ve been calling for donations for Typhoon Pablo (international code name: Bopha) survivors. I’ve been posting lots of infos and links as to where you can help, volunteer or donate for Typhoon Pablo relief operations and I’ve also been using the hashtags #PabloPH and #reliefPH. I would like to take this opportunity to WHOLEHEARTEDLY thank each and every one of you who retweeted, reposted, shared my tweets and Facebook status posts. Thank you so much for the support.

Special thanks to those who answered my call for donations. Thank you for trusting me and thank you so much for sharing your blessings! May God bless you a hundredfold :) If, for any reason, you still want to send donations through me, please leave a comment below or tweet me @mindanaoan. I will be most glad to help you and make sure that your donations reach the intended beneficiaries.

As of this writing, Typhoon Pablo has already claimed over 700 lives. According to news reports, over 800 remain missing and nearly 2,000 people are injured. The hardest hit areas include Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental. Please read below if you want to help, donate or volunteer. Please remember — DO NOT be afraid if you can only afford 10 pesos (that’s enough to buy a bottle of drinking water — a much-needed commodity!) or if you can only spare a few pieces of used clothing. Each donation will be most appreciated.

Feel free to share this post with all of your friends. Encourage them to do something amazing this Christmas — and that is to help a brother and sister in dire need. Mindanao needs you. Daghang salamat!

Recommended in-kind donations: children’s clothing, baby clothing, baby feeding bottles, milk, blankets, sleeping mats, tents or used tarpaulins, flashlights, slippers / footwear, batteries, cooking and eating utensils, water containers, candles, matches, medicine.

Please pack your donations well. You can send them via any LBC Express outlet nationwide until December 21, 2012 (although I was told that they do not accept used clothing or perishable goods as donations) or any Mail and More outlet. LBC and Mail and More will send these goods for FREE. You can also send your donations via SEAIR at their hangar at the domestic airport.

Call for volunteers: If you are a doctor, nurse or EMT and if you have 5 to 10 days to spare, please volunteer for the Cateel and Baganga relief operations. Minimum of 5 days deployment. Please call (+63) 82 – 2276650. Look for Star.

You can also drop off donations here:

The Apo View Hotel along 150 J. Camus Street, Davao City. Donors can drop them off at the front desk. For more info, please contact the Apo View front office at 082.221.6430.

Mam Bebs Bakeshop, C.M. Recto St., Davao City (c/o Davao Bloggers)

If you want to send specifically to Cateel, Davao Oriental, you can leave donations here:

  • Venee’s Hotel (Destiny Church) along McArthur Highway in Matina, Davao City (main drop-off point)
  • Household of Faith (formerly Odeon theater near Chinabank) in Claveria Street, Davao City
  • AMS compound along Torres Street, Davao City
  • LEADs and co. office along Obrero Street, Davao City
  • Bible Baptist church in Km 8 Ulas, Davao City
  • Destiny Christian Church, Mc Arthur Highway, Matina, Davao City

Donate via the Philippine Red Cross

SMS: Text REDAMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)
G-Cash: Text DONATEAMOUNT4-digit M-PINREDCROSS to 2882

You can donate the following denominations:
Globe: 5, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000
Smart: 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 or 1000

Philippine Red Cross Bank Deposit Accounts for Donations

Banco De Oro
Peso: 00-453-0018647
Dollar: 10-453-0039482

Metrobank
Peso: 151-3-041631228
Dollar: 151-2-15100218-2

Philippine National Bank
Peso: 3752 8350 0034
Dollar: 3752 8350 0042

Unionbank of the Philippines
Peso: 1015 4000 0201
Dollar: 1315 4000 0090

All Check/Cash for the account of Philippine Red Cross (Swift Codes)

Banco De Oro – BNORPHMM

Bank of the Philippine Islands – BOPIPHMM

Metrobank – MBTCPHMM

Philippine National Bank – PNBMPHMM

Unionbank of the Philippines -UBPHPHMM

Please do not forget to fax the bank transaction slip at nos. +63.2.527.0575 or +63.2.404.0979 with your name, address and contact number.

Via Ateneo de Davao University

Drop-off center for donations is at the ADDU Annex (in front of Holy Child) along Jacinto Street. Please look for the signage that says “Relief goods accepted here.”

For cash donations:

BPI
Account Name: Ateneo de Davao university
Acct No. 2881-0028-87

BDO
Account Name: Ateneo de Davao university
Acct No. 27000-904-26

Fax Deposit Slip to +63 (82) 221.4737 or +63 (82) 226.4116 or Email Deposit Slip Details to: finance@addu.edu.ph, cc: uceac@addu.edu.ph

Via Gawad Kalinga

Gawag Kalinga’s Operation Walang Iwanan:

For cash donations – https://www.gk1world.org/ccsecuregeneric2.aspx?dcode=Pablo

2) Through bank deposit:

Gawad Kalinga Philippine Peso Current Account

# 3101 0977 56 BPI EDSA Greenhills

Gawad Kalinga US$ Savings Account

# 3104 0162 34 BPI EDSA Greenhills

(Swift code: BOPIPHMM)

If you want to volunteer:

Volunteers are welcome! Please contact your local Department of Social Welfare and Development office. You can also volunteer here:

GSK Operation Walang Iwanan Command Centers:

Butuan
Urios Gym, Butuan City, Agusan Del Norte
Contact Butch Ozarraga at 09175555204

Bukidnon
San Agustin Parish Convent, Valencia City, Bukidnon
Contact Richard Mercado at 09173103098

Davao
Contact Dan Bercasio at 09178888659/09231407029

Please contact DACS if you want to volunteer to distribute goods: (082) 297 0847. Look for Mr. Jimmie Loe de la Vega

Via Alternate Forum for Research in Mindanao, Inc.

Please visit AFRIM, Inc., Door 7, Angels Building, Camia corner Jasmin Street, Juna Subdivision, Matina, Davao City or call at (082) 285-45-92 and look for Liezl and Jorge.

For other ways to donate (like if you want to course through your donations via media organizations, government agencies etc), please visit these links below:

http://www.davaobloggers.net/2012/12/12/how-to-help-typhoon-pablo-victims/

http://cdobloggers.com/how-to-donate-to-typhoon-pablo-victims/

* Call for Donations graphic courtesy of CDO Bloggers

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