Victims of the massive flooding are in dire need of food to consume, clean water to drink, proper clothing and blankets to warm themselves in, and medicine to keep them going, all of which we can easily provide, all of which we can collectively pull off. FHM nation, muster every bit of charitable fiber within yourself and know that this will be the time where you are most needed and appreciated. Here is a list of relief centers which are accepting donations and volunteers. Let's do volunteer work for Habagat victims!
1. Philippine Red Cross
The Philippine Red Cross welcomes donations in cash for flood-affected families. You may send or deposit your donations to BDO (00-453-0018647), Metrobank (151-3-041631228), PNB (3752-8350-0034), Unionbank (1015-4000-0201), and BPI. They are also accepting donations via SMS by texting RED
The Department of Social and Welfare Development welcomes volunteers to repack relief goods at the National Resource Center, Chapel Road, Pasay, between NAIA 1 and NAIA 2 near ATO. For those who are near the area can contact NROC Head Ms. Fabian at 852-8081.
3. GMA Network Operation Bayanihan Relief
Those who are willing to donate ready to eat food, grain sacks, canned goods, bottled water, clothing, blankets, medicine, and all other kinds of relief are encouraged to proceed to the GMA Kapuso Foundation, 2nd floor, Kapuso Center, GMA Network Drive cor. Samar St., Diliman, Quezon City. You can also contact them at 928-4299 and 928-9351.
4. ABS-CBN Foundation: Sagip Kapamilya
Donations can also be made at the ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. Building at Mother Ignacia Avenue, cor. Eugenio Lopez St., Quezon City. Volunteers can contact the foundation at +632-411-4995. For more details, visit their website at www.sagipkapamilya.com or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Alagang Kapatid Foundation: TV5
The Alagang Kapatid Foundation is accepting donations at 730 Quirino Highway , San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City. You can also contact them at 938-6393. Cash donations can also be made to Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc., BDO savings account # 005310-410164 and BPI savings account # 1443-05333-2.
6. Gawad Kalinga
The Gawad Kalinga Command Center for relief operations is ready to accept relief goods and is now in the process of repacking. Their initial target contains a thousand food packs, each pack containing rice, instant noodles, canned goods, bread, coffee, and sugar. Their center is located at the HRD Training Center, Department of Agrarian Reform Compound, Quezon City.
7. Philippine Animal Welfare Society
The PAWS Shelter is now open as temporary evacuation center for pets being evacuated from Marikina. Their people are also conducting human and animal relief operations for affected areas in Metro Manila. You can contact the PAWS hotline at 975-0048.
8. 7-Eleven Philippines
All 7-Eleven stores are now accepting cash donations to help flood victims. Total donations will be matched up to P1.5 million by Philseven Foundation, which will be used to provide relief goods to affected areas.
9. Fast Food Corporations
All McDonalds, Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, and Mang Inasal branches in Metro Manila are accepting donations in kind through their respective coin banks at the fast-food counters. Donations received will be used to assist families affected by torrential rains and flooding.
10. Hope in a Bottle
Pledge to donate and help our nation’s flood victims, with a hundred percent of Friends of Hope Foundation’s profits going to rebuilding public school classrooms. You can contact Sandy Tiu at 0917-5376607 or email her at email@example.com for donation details.
11. Rain Love on Manila
Rain Love on Manila is a disaster relief campaign started in 2009, which helped create care packages to send back to Ondoy victims. Now in cooperation with the Philippine National Red Cross, they are once again collecting donations for the flood victims of the August 7 calamity. They are accepting basic clothing, rain gear, flotation devices, basic food, and blankets. You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
12. Mobile Service Networks
Globe Telecom and Smart Communications are offering “Libreng Tawag” services in severely affected areas in Marikina, Rizal, Quezon City, Muntinlupa, Malabon, Navotas, and Caloocan. Evacuees can make calls and send text messages to all networks for free. For customer assistance, you may call 730-1000 (Globe) or visit www.facebook.com/SmartCommunications.
13. Operation Blessing
Operation Blessing is a relief and rescue operation that provides aid with the Armed Forces of the Philippines in the city of Montalban. Mats, blankets, and food will be given to displaced families as the rains continue to pour. For more information and ways to help, call or text 0922- 858-2398 (Sun), 0920-497-5558 (Smart), or 0917-581-2603 (Globe) or email us at email@example.com.
14. Schools and Universities
Relief operations under the banners of Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, Adamson University, San Beda College, St. Scholastica’s College, Miriam College, University of the East, and several other institutions in Metro Manila are accepting water, medicines, blankets, clothes, and other donations in kind. For a list of school directories, click here.
15. Churches and Religious Institutions
Victory Church, Christ’s Commission Fellowship, and Jesus is Lord Church Worldwide in Ortigas, Destiny Church in Sikatuna, Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon City, Sanctuario de San Antonio, Our Lady of Pentecost in Katipunan, Our Lady of Beautiful Love in Merville, and Mt. Carmel Church in New Manila are all accepting donations by means of food, clothing, and cash in kind.