Christmas is supposed to be a joyous time for family and friends. But for thousands of Filipinos that live in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan in Mindanao, that will never happen this year after Typhoon Sendong (Washi) literally washed away everything they had and cherished.
Damage Left by Typhoon Sendong
Typhoons rarely pass through the Visayas and Mindanao regions of the Philippines, so when Typhoon Sendong hit these areas, the people were caught off guard and completely unprepared for the tragedy that was to unfold in the hours to come.
While I am writing this, the floods have not yet subsided in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan. Nearly 1,000 people have died as a result of the floods brought by Typhoon Sendong, 49 are still missing, and more than 50,000 people have been left homeless and are now in evacuation centers set up.
Help the Victims of Typhoon Sendong
The main reason why I am writing this post is to humbly ask for your generous help on behalf of the victims of Typhoon Sendong. Any donation, in cash or in kind, can be made to the following organizations:
List Where to Send Donations for Typhoon Sendong Victims
Philippine Red Cross
Online donations: http://www.redcross.org.ph/donate
Bank DepositsAll donations deposited should be made to the Philippine Red Cross
1. Banco De Oro
SWIFT CODE: BNORPHMM
SWIFT CODE: MBTCPHMM
3. Philippine National Bank
Peso: 3752 8350 0034
Dollar: 3752 8350 0042
SWIFT CODE: PNBMPHMM
4. Unionbank of the Philippines
Peso: 1015 4000 0201
Dollar: 1315 4000 0090
SWIFT CODE: UNPHPHMM
Online donations: http://www.abs-cbnfoundation.com/donate.html
Bank DepositsAll donations deposited should be made to ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
1. Banco de Oro
Swift Code: BNORPHMM
2. Philippine National Bank
Swift Code: PNBMPHMM
3. Bank of the Philippine Islands
Branch: West Triangle, Quezon City
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM
GMA Kapuso Foundation
Online donations: http://www.kapusofoundation.com/donate/credit
Bank DonationsAll donations deposited should be made to GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
SWIFT CODE: MBTCPHMM
2. United Coconut Planters Bank
Dollar: 01-115-301177-9 or 01-160-300427-6
Peso: 115-184777-2 or 160-111277-7
I’ll be posting more organizations in the next couple of days. On behalf of the victims of Typhoon Sendong, thank you very much!