Several ways you can help Sendong disaster victims if you’re outside the Philippines

Updated*. You’ve read the newsseen photos, and watched videos of the disaster as a result of tropical storm ‘Sendong’ (international name: Washi) that trampled southern Philippines. Local relief efforts have begun and you want to help. But you are outside the country; one of the millions of Filipinos in diaspora or perhaps a foreigner who simply has a soft spot for the Philippines and its people. Despite the distance you can still lend a helping hand  Here are a few ways, and we thank you in advance.

1. Look for a Filipino. Chances are, you or a friend of yours know a Filipino who is flying home to the Philippines for Christmas. Get in touch with them and ask them a favor to bring a small amount of money or goods. If you decide to donate goods like food, clothes, and blankets, tell them to drop off your donations to the nearest LBC station. It is a courier company in the Philippines which will send the goods for free to the hardest-hit areas.

@LBC_Foundation said they will start receiving donations in their drop off points in the US and Canada as of today (December 20):

https://twitter.com/#!/LBC_Foundation/status/148946998337347585

Their other offices abroad are also open to donations.

https://twitter.com/#!/LBC_Foundation/status/148947224385171456

2. Donate through your credit card. You can do so via:

GMA Kapuso Foundation
Worldvision (Thanks to my friend Thea for the heads up!)
Philippine Red Cross

3. Donate via Paypal through one of the members of Iligan bloggers: http://bit.ly/oneforiligan-donate

4. Make a wire transfer. You can also wire your donations through the following bank accounts:

•METROPOLITAN BANK & TRUST COMPANY (METROBANK)
Peso Savings
Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number: 3-098-51034-7
Dollar Savings
Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number: 2-098-00244-2
Code:MBTC PH MM

•UNITED COCONUT PLANTERS BANK (UCPB)
Peso Savings
Account Name:GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number: 115-184777-2
: 160-111277-7
Dollar Savings
Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number: 01-115-301177-9
: 01-160-300427-6
Code: UCPB PH MM

GMA Kapuso Foundation has other bank accounts, but these banks deduct service fees.

BANCO DE ORO (BDO)
Peso Savings
Account Name:GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number:469-0022189
Dollar Savings
Account Name:GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number:469-0072135
Code: BNORPHMM

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK (PNB)
Peso Savings
Account Name :GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Numbe:121-003200017
Dollar Savings
Account Name:GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number:121-003200025
Code:PNB MPH MM

Philippine Red Cross bank accounts (via the Philippine Daily Inquirer):

Deposits can also be made to the PRC’s Banco De Oro peso account 00-453-0018647, dollar 10-453-0039482; Bank of the Philippine Islands peso account 4991-0036-52, dollar account 004994-0103-15; Metrobank account 151-3-041631228, dollar 151-2-15100218-2; Philippine National Bank peso account 3752 8350 0034, dollar account 3752 8350 0042; Unionbank of the Philippines peso account 1015 4000 0201; dollar account 1315 4000 0090.

Sagip Kapamilya (via ABS CBN News)

BDO Peso Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 39301-14199
Swift Code: BNORPHMM

BDO Dollar Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 39300-81622
Swift Code: BNORPHMM

PNB Peso Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 419-539-5000-13
Swift Code: PNBMPHMM

BPI Peso Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 3051-1127-75
Branch: West Triangle, Quezon City
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

BPI Dollar Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 3054-0270-35
Branch: West Triangle, Quezon City
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

Philippine Jesuit Foundation (via Emett de Guzman)

You can make a tax-deductible donation for those affected by Typhoon Sendong through the Philippine Jesuit Foundation (PJF). PJF will issue you a receipt and ensure that your donation goes to the proper beneficiary.

 1. Online Donations: Click on Ateneo de Manila University and pick DREAM, Disaster Response and Management Fund.
https://www.phjesuits.org/pjf/share.php

2. By check, address it to PHILIPPINE JESUIT FOUNDATION, write Ateneo de Manila-Dream Team on the memo line, then send it to:

Philippine Jesuit Foundation
P.O. Box 312
New York, N.Y.  10028
USA

For more information, contact:
Ms. MARGARET LLAMAS
Executive Director
pjfexecdir@phjesuits.org
Telephone number: (646) 370-1526

*Please let me know if this list is incomplete and there are other ways for people outside the Philippines to help our brothers and sisters.

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