Those of us who have friends or family members missing or still facing great risk, and are able to assist them in more direct means, we wish you continued strength and resilience.
Those of us who wish to donate to various efforts to address the needs of Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan victims, below are a list of organizations based in the Philippines that our members have donated to or worked with in the past, and who are currently set up to accept donations directly. The list will be updated as more information becomes available.
At this point in time, financial donations are most needed. List includes NGOs and GOs, who have on-the-ground presence in the affected areas in the typhoon corridor.
- Philippine National Red Cross http://www.redcross.org.ph/
- Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Republic of the Philippines http://disaster.dswd.gov.ph/donate/
- University of the Philippines Foundation
- Jesuit Philippines Foundation http://www.phjesuits.org/pjf/share.php
- Community and Family Services International http://www.cfsi.ph/
- ABS-CBN “Sagip Kapamilya” http://www.abs-cbnfoundation.com/sk/news-ro_yolanda_info.html#.UoI4U-93uUk
- GMA “Kapuso” http://www.gmanetwork.com/kapusofoundation/aboutus/donate
- Ayala Foundation http://www.ayalafoundation.org/?donate=donate-2
- Give2Asia http://asianphilanthropy.org/?p=3443
- Oxfam http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/emergencies/philippines-typhoon-haiyan
Of interest/shared by members: Lynn Milgram notes that the Canadian government has promised to match donations made to a Canadian registered charity so if this applies to you, consider donating to the Canadian Red Cross. If you are looking for fundraisers in your community or want to share info on initiatives, see this crowd-sourced link on Rappler recommended by Asia Foundation. If you want to a more fine-grained view of volunteer efforts on the ground including drop-off points, geotagged calls/pledges, etc. see updates in ReliefPH. Read Richard Chu’s Op Ed piece about the typhoon and it’s historical and political implications in George Mason U’s History News Network. Maria Mangahas shared that the University of the Philippines Tacloban Campus has successfully accounted for all their faculty, students and staff.