Good morning guys!
I hate to start a day with a sad post. I thought typhoon Santi was the worst typhoon for this year but I am so wrong. Because typhoon Yolanda just left a huge devastation. I just knew about it when I watched the news last Saturday and until today the footages are heartbreaking. Much more are the sight of the people who are looting to survive. With no food to eat, and clean, dry clothes to wear, what do you expect people to do? Their depressing situations might trigger this kind of doings BUT I am not saying it's okay to steal. No it's not and so I am praying that the government can make a control over the people and assure them that donations are already coming.
So how we can help the victims of Yolanda? Let me share ways how we can help the victims. We can give in kind or cash donations.
For in-kind donations, you can give the following goods:
- Use or old clothes but are wearable. No gowns, suits and the likes please.
- Foods, like rice and easy-open canned goods like sardines, corned beef, etc. Also, ready to eat food like breads and biscuits.
- Bottled water.
- Diapers, lampins or wash cloth.
- Blankets and beddings.
- Toiletries (bath soap, shampoot, tooth brush, tooth paste)
- Medicines and first aid kits.
- Milk, preferably breast milk.
You may also donate cash. Those who are abroad can also donate cash or Paypal funds.
Where can we give our donations to make sure these will reach the victims? Here are the verified ways to donate our in-kind and cash donations:
If you in NCR, the McDonald's branch near you is accepting in-kind donations.
Jollibee Group Foundation is accepting cash/check donations.
Red Cross is also accepting both in-kind and cash/check donations. They also accepts donations through SMS.
Unicef is accepting online donations, cash/check deposits, pick up donations with Metro Manila, over-the counter through any SM Bills Payment counter or Bayad Center nationwide, and Paypal cash.
Caritas Damayan is accepting in-kind donations.
ABS-CBN Sakip Kapamilya is accepting in-kind and cash donations.
GMA Kapuso Foundation is accepting in-kind and cash donations.
World Vision is accepting cash deposit. And I just saw last night that Anne Curtis' bazaar earned about 370,000 pesos to be donated to World Vision for the victims of Yolanda.
UP Office of the Student Regent, through Tulong Kabataan: UP System, organized The Family Pack. They are accepting in-kind donations.
LBC is also accepting in-kind donations.
Air21 also launched their Relief Drive. They will only accept in-kind donations.
You can also help by being a volunteer to repack relief goods. DSWD NROC is accepting volunteers.
For those who are abroad, here the ways you can help the victims of Yolanda.
Those are the verified ways how we can send our donations. If you still have another ways to donate, please comment below. Remember, our little ways to help is always enough to warm the hearts of the victims. You can also be a volunteer and by sharing this post, you are already helping.
On a lighter note. Did you know that my mother's name is Yolanda? And she got pissed off because she's hearing many nasty words about Yolanda, haha. I told her, it's not her, it's the typhoon =)
Have a great day ahead! Let's help, okay? #helpphilippines #YolandaPH #Haiyan