Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Donations for Typhoon Juan

According to the Philippine Red Cross as of 9 a.m. today there are 2,409 families (9,634 persons) have been reported staying at 63evacuation centers in Cagayan, Kalinga, Isabela and La Union. One (1) was reported injured and six (6) dead. There were 13 provinces affected, 61 municipalities and 42 barangays.

Gawad Kalinga and the Philippine Red Cross has started relief operations and you can send help for the following:

1. Monetary - US$350/PhP15,000 for roof repairs
2. Food - rice, easy to open canned goods, sardines, noodles and other non-perishable food items
3. Hygiene kit - toothbrush and toothpaste, bath soap, sanitary napkin, shampoo, towel and alcohol
4. Non-food items - mats, blankets, mosquito nets, jerry cans, and tents

Gawad Kalinga: Rice, easy to open canned goods and noodles. PhP15,000 (US$350) per house. Direct donations to PRO Friends Bldg. 55 Tinio St., Barangay Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City.

The Philippine Red Cross: Monetary donations can be sent through bank deposit (details at http://www.redcross.org.ph/donatenow) and in-kind donations should be brought to the PRC headquarters (you can also make arrangement with them for pick-up).

If you need help or would like to report something, you can get in touch with the following:

    • Philippine National Red Cross (143), +(632) 527-0000
      • Isabela Chapter operations center hotline: +(6378) 622-3248
      • La Union Chapter operations center hotline: +(6372) 700-5161
    • Go to GMA News TV and post complete addresses and names of people in need of immediate help.
    • Go to ABS-CBN News and post updates and safety tips, including photos and video. You may also email at ireport@abs-cbn.com or post at bmpm.abs-cbnnews.com, or at the BMPM Facebook page or Twitter account.