The month of October has been devastating to our loved ones in Mindanao. An 6.3-magnitude earthquake first struck on October 16, with an epicenter near Tulunan, Cotabato. This was followed two weeks later by a 6.6-magnitude event on October 29, with an epicenter around the same area. And just two days later, another 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook Cotabato yet again. The series of earthquakes left at least 10 people dead, hundreds injured, and thousands affected. Scroll down below to know how to help.
Citizens’ Disaster Response Center
Citizens’ Disaster Response Center is a non-government organization that promotes community-based disaster management.
You can send your donations (food and water, medicine, hygiene kits, shelter kits) to their 72-A Times Street, West Triangle Homes, Quezon City 1104, while you can send your monetary donations through Metrobank or Paypal.
Caritas Manila, Inc.
Caritas Manila is the leading social arm of the Archdiocese of Manila.
You can drop off donations at the Caritas Manila office: 2002 Jesus St. Pandacan, Manila, while monetary donations are accepted through Unionbank, Banco de Oro, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Metrobank, Philippine National Bank, and Cebuana Lhuillier. See more details here.
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)
On behalf of Kidapawan Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo, CBCP is asking the general public for donations to those affected by the earthquake, which includes the Diocese of Kidapawan.
You can deposit monetary donations to the following account:
Bank of the Philippine Islands
Account Name: RCB Diocese of Kidapawan
Account Number: 008663-0571-55
Alliance World Fellowship
Alliance World Fellowship unites churches and ministries related to The Christian and Missionary Alliance, lending its hand to those in need during times of crises.
Check out more details here.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency Foundation (ADRA) Inc. is an international non-government organization that focuses on individual and community development and disaster response.
With the help of donations, ADRA Philippines will be providing shelter kits to those affected. Donate through Paypal, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Philippine National Bank, or Banco de Oro. See more information here.
GMA Kapuso Foundation
GMA Kapuso Foundation is the socio-civic arm of GMA Network.
UP SOCCSKSARGEN is the organization of UP Diliman students from Region 12.
The organization will be accepting donations on November 2 (Saturday), 9 AM – 4 PM, at Zone 2 Barangay Hall, Koronadal City. For any concerns, you may contact Ray Padernilla (09770575440) or Carriz Nana (09088103714).
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
The government’s social welfare arm, DSWD is already onsite for relief operations. See how you can donate here.
How else are you helping? Let us know below!