To my followers, please help save my hometowns. Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro City are the worst hit areas of Typhoon Sendong / Washi. These are the cities I grew up in, the cities that are beautiful and that are full of beautiful people that need love and support, the cities that made me who I am today.
Here are ways you can help:
- Iligan: Drop off points for relief goods are at Pasillo (decide Shoppe24 and Calda, Pala-o), DXIC, and St. Michael’s Cathedral. If you are abroad or away from Iligan, you can help by donating One for Iligan. You can donate one dollar via PayPal for the relief efforts in Iligan. This is organized by Iligan Bloggers Society.
- Cagayan de Oro: Lots of drop off points are open right now. There is Xavier University, Xavier Estates, Mothers House by German Doctors. Soon-to-open ones are St. Mary’s School and Southwinds Hotel. If you are abroad or away from the city, cash donations may be deposited to Xavier University’s BPI account: 9331-0133-63.
Kagay-anons and Iliganons are in need of food (that can easily be opened and eaten without knives and stoves), drinking water, clothes and other amenities. You can also help by reblogging and spreading the word. Please.
Update 9:27pm 12/17/11: Friends abroad can help by donating to the Philippine Red Cross. Friends within the Philippines can also help by texting RED<space>AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)
Update 9:00am 12/18/11: Drop off points in Manila for the Christmas Feeding Program:
Makati City: 3553 Durango St., Palanan, Makati City 1235. Contact Migz @ 09065777812 or 09227130006
Quezon City: Berkeley Residences, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City. Contact Jamie Steffani Mijares @ 09157744244
Taft Avenue: Madison Square Condominium, Taft Avenue, Manila, Right infront of De La Salle University, Right beside Kenny Rogers . Contact Roden Lim @ 09228446777
They need all the donations they can get, food clothes, money, sleeping mats, medical supplies, anything. Thank you so much.
Update 10:58am 12/18/11: Drop off point for relief goods for CdO in Quezon City: My Place Residence Hall, Katipunan near KFC. Starting now until Dec. 19, Monday night. They have means of shipping the goods to CdO.
Update 11:51am 12/18/11: Cash deposits for Iligan City Sendong Victims can be deposited to Iliganons Sa Manila Inc. BDO Checking Acct 5308004019 Asia-Tower Paseo Branch.
GMA relief efforts in Cagayan de Oro are in Capitol University. Southwinds Hotel CdO relief efforts are in need of volunteers to help sort and pack goods.
Update 4:41pm 12/18/11: St. Cecilia’s Ladies Dormitory 170B Gonzales St, Loyola Heights, QC is accepting donations of any kind for Iligan until FRI, DEC 23, 2011
Bring it on…
You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.