By Val Marvin G. Macanas
"The NBA Really Cares!"
The ties that bind the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Philippines continue to grow as the NBA and the National Basketball Players' Association (NBPA) promised to donate a huge sum of money amounting to 250,000 US Dollars for the victims of typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines.
Latest reports on the harsh impact of the typhoon show that there are now 1,700 plus total casualties and hundreds of injured Filipinos. The donation will surely be a big help to the plight of the unfortunate victims.
The donation, when converted to Philippine Peso, its value is expected to be a whopping 10,896,250 Php. I just hope that the donation will reach the hands of the unfortunate victims of the dreaded typhoon Yolanda a.k.a. Typhoon Haiya because they need more food, water, medicines, and toiletries.
If you are in the Philippines, you may want to extend a helping hand by checking out the list below.
WAYS TO DONATE #ReliefPH
The Philippine Red Cross
*You may also SMS donations by texting REDAMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)
Bank accounts for Donations:
Banco De Oro
Philippine National Bank
Peso: 3752 8350 0034
Dollar: 3752 8350 0042
Unionbank of the Philippines
Peso: 1015 4000 0201
Dollar: 1315 4000 0090
All Check/Cash for the account of Philippine Red Cross (Swift Codes)
Banco De Oro
Bank of the Philippine Islands
Philippine National Bank
Unionbank of the Philippines
Please fax the bank transaction slip at nos. +63.2.527.0575 or +63.2.404.0979 with your name, address and contact number for your donations to be properly acknowledged.
World Vision (international Christian humanitarian, development and relief organization)
Donor hotline: 372-7777 or http://bit.ly/HLQpZl
World Food Programme Philippines
Donations can be made via credit card or Pay Pal
Check their website http://bit.ly/1dVkJeL
Operation Walang Iwanan - Gawad Kalinga
Gawad Kalinga Philippine Peso Current Account number: 3101 0977 56 BPI EDSA Greenhills
Gawad Kalinga US$ Savings Account number: 3104 0162 34 BPI EDSA Greenhills
(Swift code: BOPIPHMM)
*Los Baños & UPLB USC are accepting donations of relief packages and cash.
--Contact persons: Cyrill at 0926-3419140 or Rohanne at 0915-4490589
*Maxximiler Warehouse, Fastcargo Logistics Corp, Lapus Norte, Iloilo
*The Mango Tree Restaurant, Guzman Street, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
---Bank: BPI Lapaz Branch
---Account Name: Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation Inc.
---Account Number: 1471000325
Caritas Filipinas Foundation
Check this link.
Victory is accepting donations online.
Save the Children
Here is Save the Children's website for your donations.
The 1000 Bear Hugs Project
This organization accepts huggable-sized toys for children in Tacloban from November 8 to December 9. Drop-off points for pre-loved toys will be announced on their Twitter profile shortly.
Contact person: Mon Corpuz at 0917-796-1378
UP Diliman Student Council
Address: New CHK gym, UP Diliman
Contact person: Alex Castro at 0917-8725396
Twitter account: @uscupdiliman
The Dream Project Philippines
Address: RFM Corporate Center, Pioneer cor. Sheridan Street, Mandaluyong City
Contact person: Prim Paypon at 09088100424
UP System, UP Office of the Student Regent
Drop-off point: Vinzon's Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City
Contact persons: Eds at 0927-3841392 or Zie 0916-7965740
Phi Yolanda Relief Operations of Phi Kappa Mu Fraternity and Phi Lambda Delta Sorority
Address: UP Manila, Pagkalma Park, UP College of Medicine, Pedro Gil St., Malate, Manila
Contact persons: Miko at 0917-5129144 or Gela 0927-7029488
Twitter account: @PhiLambdaDelta1
Twitter account: @USTCSC
Ateneo De Manila Disaster Response and Management Team
Details on how to donate here.
Contact numbers: (632) 426-6001 locals 4051, 4054, 4099
Dakila's Ride and Rock Relief
They call on artists, cyclists, and individuals willing to donate their talent, time, and relief goods to drop by on November 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Address: My Little Arts Place, 222 Wilson St., San Juan City, Metro Manila
Contact number: 435-4309
Drop-off points for donations:
VCF Alabang - 4th Floor Filinvest Wing, Festival Supermall, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
VCF Fort - 32nd Street corner University Parkway Bonifacio Global City
Contact person: Joey Hernandez at 347-3975
Operation Blessing Philippines
Address: E. Rodriguez Ave. C5 Road cor. Corporal Cruz Bagong Ilog, Pasig City
Contact numbers: 477-7802 to 04 or 0917-5812603
De La Salle Santiago Zobel
Drop-off points: Gate 2, 3, and 7 of the campus.
Contact persons: Mr. Jayjay Jacinto at 0917-8597602 or Ms. Evangeline De Peralta at 0917-5638870
For cash donations:
-Account Name: De La Salle Santiago Zobel School
--Bank: Union Bank of the Philippines, Ayala Alabang Village
--Peso Account: 0180-3000-6691
--US Dollar Account: 0181-0100-9418
Note: Send a scanned copy of the deposit slip to firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com for proper acknowledgment.
Citizen's Disaster Response Center
Address: 72-A Times St., West Triangle Homes, Quezon City
Contact number: 929-9820
Mu Sigma Phi Relief Operations of the UP College of Medicine
Contact persons: Eman at 0925-8843050 or Billy at 0927-5711017/0922-5356100
-Account name: Mu Sigma Phi Relief Operations
-Bank: Philippine National Bank (PNB) – PGH Branch
-Account number: 504259500015
-Swift Code: PNBMPHMM
-Routing # 01008-0081
St. Michael's Church at The Fort
Address: 39th Street, North Bonifacio Triangle, Bonifacio Global City
AWANA Organization Philippines
Address: 35-A Scout Tobias Street, Brgy Laging Handa in Quezon City
Contact person: Jennifer Jansalin at (02) 376-5688 or 0928-8531693
-Bank: BPI Family Bank (E. Rodriguez-Broadway Branch)
-Peso Current Account Number: 6871-0015-86
-Dollar Current Account Number: 6874-0059-22
ETYSBM Student Council of Mapua Institute of Technology
Address: Gil Puyat Ave, Makati City
Contact person: Angeline Bernardino at 0915-4469715 or Edgar Aquino 0905-1492319
Santuario de San Antonio Church
Address: 3117 McKinley Road, Forbes Park, Makati T
Contact number: (632) 843-8830 to 31
*Free door-to-door pick-up of relief goods on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tulong Kabataan Relief Drive
Kabataan Partylist HQ- #5 Palosapis St., Brgy Amihan, Proj 3, Quezon City
CEGP National Office- 37-C Yale St., Cubao, Quezon City
LFS HQ- 1650 Sisa St., Sampaloc Karatula Up, Manila
Give a Drop of Love, CFC Foundation, Inc. WWP
Address: Apartelle 12, Starmall Complex, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Madaluyong City
Contact person: Anna Arcaya at 718-2213 or 0923-5838577
-Bank: BPI Mandaluyong Branch
Note: Fax your deposit slip to (02) 718-2213
St. Scholastica's College
Address: 2560 Leon Guinto St., Manila, located behind DLS-College of St. Benilde.
Account name: St. Scholastica's College Manila
Bank: BDO account number 4580-000-210
Email your transaction receipts to firstname.lastname@example.org for proper acknowledgment.
Lingap Gabriella Manila
Address: 35 Scout Delgado St., Brgy. Laging Handa or 25 K-10th Street, West Kamias, Quezon City
Contact number: 374-3451
The MVP Tulong Kapatid Center
Address: Meralco Covered Tennis Court, Meralco Compound, Ortigas, Pasig City
Contact person: Eds Addun at 0939-9133771 or 632-8301
Tarabanagan, Tara Bangon of the Bicol University (CU) College of Science Extension Office
Address: G/F BU College of Science Building 2, Legazpi City
-Jonathan Jaime Guerrero - 0917-5928610
-John Jervie Alcera- 0917-9270262
-Mellie Morcozo - 0915-3161527
Isla Verde, Batangas
Drop-off point: Meralco Site, Kumintang, Ilaya through Brgy.Captain Arnold E. Briton
Contact person: Briton at 0910-8843334
UP Cebu SC and UP Katilingban Han Leyteño Ngan Samarnon ug Biliranon
Contact persons: Darl Santos of KaLeSa-Bi and Ynna Bisnar of UPC SC at0943-4116336, 09328637303
Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc.
Address: 35 Lopez Jaena Street, Cebu City
Contact person: Edwin Marfil (local 510) or Totits Ocampo (local 204) at (032) 418-7234
YUPPIES Care Ministries of the Grace Baptist Church of Cebu City, Inc.
Address: 628B Happy Valley Road, Guadalupe
Contact person: Jaspher Obiña at 0923-1500219, 0918-3484294, or 0917-7149679
Lingap Gabriella Bohol
Address: FARDEC Office, Lower Butalid St. Tagbiliran City
Contact number: 0912-5949170
Bangon Isabel, Leyte
Contact persons: Pipo Omega at 0933-4219705 or Shiena Marie Bucol at 0917-3262258/0922-8001987 (Cebu)
Other ways to donate here.
For Donations In-Kind
You may coordinate directly with: . They’re both based in Cebu.
Operation Yolanda, University of St. La Salle Bacolod
Drop-off point: 2nd Gate Security Office, Center for External Relations, Institute for Negros Development
The Tree House
Address: 2nd Floor Red Square Building, Smallville Complex, Barangay San Rafael, Mandurriao, Iloilo
Liceo Ripple of Hope
Address: R.N. Pelaez Boulevard, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City
Contact numbers: (088) 858 4093 to 95 local 231 or 0917-7161613
The Rural Missionaries of the Philippines-Northern Mindanao Sub-Region (RMP-NMR) Inc.
Address: MP-NMR Inc, Kalinaw Lanao Center for Interfaith Resources, 0016 Bougainvilla Puti, Villaverde, 9200, Iligan City.
Contact number: +63 (63) 223 517