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Taal Volcano’s eruption has left villages covered in ashes, and communities in dire need of clothing, food, shelter, and basic resources. Fortunately, several organizations are on the move to respond to the need. If you want to take part in the assistance efforts, here’s a list of groups accepting help and donations:
What to donate: First aid and medical supplies, easy-open canned goods, hygiene essentials, drinking water, pillows and blankets, flashlights and batteries
Where to donate: Concierge stations of Venice Grand Canal Mall, Lucky Chinatown, Eastwood City, Southwoods City, Uptown Bonifacio
Philippine Red Cross Cavite
What to donate: N95 face masks, face towels, blanket, mattress, hygiene kit, ready-to-eat food, drinking water
Where to donate: Samonte Park, P.N, Cavite City, Cavite
Contact: Marie Imperial (0915 790 5571)
University of the Philippines
What to donate: Facemasks, mats, ready-to-eat food, water, clothes, and other relief items
Where to donate: UP Diliman, UP Baguio, UP Manila, UP Los Baños
City Government of Davao
What to donate: Donations in-kind (N95 masks, food, bottled water, blankets, mosquito nets, sleeping mats and hygiene kits)
Where to donate: Sta. Ana Ave, Poblacion District, Davao City, Davao del Sur
Contact: 0999 227 1111
Makati Rotary Club Foundation, Inc.
What to donate: Food (easy-open canned goods, biscuits, instant noodles), food/water containers for animals, banig/blanket, toiletries (napkin and other feminine items), milk and water bottles for the babies. breast milk and breast milk pouches, clothes
Where to donate: Makati Rotary Club Foundation Inc. Building, Camia St., Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City
Polytechnic University of the Philippines
What to donate: Easy-open canned goods, bottled water, medicines, face masks, blankets, towels, mats
Where to donate: Prudente Conference Room (4th floor South Wing, Main Building) or PUP Office of the Student Regent, Room 211, PUP Charlie del Rosario Building.
Contact: John Joseph Geron and Joanna Marie Saavedra at 09053021063 or 09213702922.
For more information, visit PUP Facebook
DSWD Region IV-A
Where to deposit cash donations: Development Bank of the Philippines
- Account Name: DSWD Miscellaneous Trust Fund
- Account Number: 0430013687030
- Branch: Muntinlupa
CASH AND IN-KIND DONATIONS
What to donate: Donations in cash, check, and in-kind
Where to donate: Concierge of all branches of Ayala Malls
Where to deposit cash donations: Bank of the Philippine Islands (cash or check)
- Account Name: Ayala Foundation Inc.
- Account Number: 0011-1335-41 (Reference No. G101)
Bonifacio Global Centre
What to donate: Bottled water, instant meals (canned, noodles, cup noodles), bread, energy biscuits, towels, blankets, malongs, toiletries, vitamins, baby & infant needs
Where to donate: Concierge station of C1, Bonifacio High Street (near Din Tai Fung) or G/F Bonifacio Technology Centre, 31st St. cor 2nd Ave.
Where to deposit cash donations: Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
- Account Number (Current): 1921 1158 37
- Account Name: Fort Bonifacio Development Foundation, Inc.
Deposit slips may be emailed to email@example.com for issuance of acknowledgement receipts, if needed.
What to donate: Food packs, drinking water, water containers, cleaning materials, mats, blankets, mosquito nets, batteries, lamps, flashlights, toiletries, medical kits, basic medicines, N95 masks
Where to donate: 2002 Jesus St. Pandacan, Manila
How to donate online: Go to ubpay.com.ph/caritasmanila and choose Caritas Damayan Taal Volcano
For more information, visit Caritas Manila Facebook
Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Manila
What to donate: Ready-to-eat food, hygiene kit items, medicine, pillows, mosquito nets, N95 masks, slippers, and blankets
When to donate: 15 to 20 January 2020
Contact: Leo Bernadas through firstname.lastname@example.org or 85277693 to 97.
Where to deposit cash donations: Banco de Oro (BDO) – Intramuros
- Account name: Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Inc.
- Account number: 4500003129
The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
What to donate: Cow feed, chicken feed, dog food, cat food, bottles of water, pet bowls
Where to donate: PAWS Animal Shelter at Aurora Blvd., Quezon City
Where to deposit cash donations: Philippine National Bank (PNB) or Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
- Account Name: Paws Bank Accounts
- Philippine National Bank (PNB) Account Number: 188870015305
- Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Account Number: 3943-0086-11
University of Santo Tomas
Where to donate: UST Central Student Council (Tan Yan Kee Student Center)
When to donate: Until 20 January 2020
How to donate cash: Contact the Lipa Archdiocesan Social Action Commission (LASAC) at +63-043-404-8057, +63-925-559-5968, +63-917-508-970, +63-917-704-5064. Look for the Archdiocese of Lipa, Fr. Jazz Siapco, or the Social Action Director of the Archdiocese of Lipa.
The donations will be turned over to the Lipa Archdiocesan Social Action Commission (LASAC).
Lyceum of the Philippines University
What volunteers will do: Help in repacking relief goods
When: 18 January 2020 (Saturday)
Where to volunteer: National Resource Operations Centre, Chapel Rd., Pasay City
Contact: 09560110405 or 09952923615
Tragic as it is, the Taal eruption presents an opportunity to come together in solidarity for affected Filipinos. Be involved in the relief operations in any way you can. Lend a helping hand.