Super Typhoon Yolanda : How We Can Help

The Philippines (specifically in the Visayas region) had been greatly damaged and devastated by the typhoon. All reports were aired only yesterday because communication lines were cut and there's no way to contact them. The scene as I watched the special report on ABS-CBN is too painful and heartbreaking. Seeing dead people discovered by their families is just too unbearable. There are a lot of questions in my mind but all I can do now is pray and help even in my own little way.

How can we send help? We can send help through different organizations. I listed some below:

1. Gawad Kalinga
Just visit and see how you can give donations via bank deposits and credit card. They need volunteers also. Just keep on checking the link above for further details.

Gawad Kalinga Iloilo is also accepting donations like rice, noodles, canned goods, clothing and 500ml bottled water. You may send them to the following drop-off centers:

Fastcargo Logistics Corp, Lapus Norte, Iloilo City
Look for Merveen or Janette 

G/F Gloria Building, Ledesma Streets, Iloilo City
Look for Anvie

West Visayas State University, Luna St., Lapaz, Iloilo City.
Look for Ditas  

2. ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya
You can call their hotlines for any concerns, updates, and donation pledges.
You may also send in your cash donations through their bank accounts. In kind donations may be drop off at 13 Examiner St., West Triangle Quezon City.

3. GMA Kapuso Foundation
4. Ayala Malls
All Ayala Malls may now accept donations for the victims. You may drop off your donations at any Ayala malls' concierge counters.

5. Philippine Red Cross
You may also donate via Philippine Red Cross.

Rappler also compiled some ways on how to help. 
7. SM Supermalls
SM is also accepting donations (in kind and cash) in all their mall branches. I remember during the time of Ondoy, I brought donations there. 

8. McDonald's 
All McDonald's (NCR) stores in partnership with Sagip Kapamilya will be accepting in-kind donations until Nov.15, 2013.

9. Habitat for Humanity
Help the affected families in the said provinces by sending in your donations that can help them rebuild their homes. Habitat for Humanity Philippines Shelter Repair Kits (SRK) costs Php15,000, which is good for one family. This amount can help families repair even heavily damaged houses. - See more at:

Send in your donations (any amount) that can help them rebuild their homes. Just go to their website to know more about it:

Logistics/Shipping companies are also accepting in-kind donations.

1. LBC
LBC in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross is also accepting donations until Nov. 30, 2013.

2. Air21
Air21 offers free door-to-door delivery of relief goods until Sunday (Nov 17) Just call their hotline at 8542100 to know the locations of Air21 where you can drop your donations or tweet @Air21ph. You may also visit

Remember guys, in any way, may it be big or small, can help. Sama-sama po tayo rito. And most of all, let us offer prayers for all victims

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