Thousands of Filipinos have been confirmed dead and some more missing in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda (international codename: Haiyan), arguably the strongest tropical cyclone ever to hit landfall. The official and accurate figures as regards the casualties are still changing, but what’s clear is that thousands now need help in order to get back to their feet and, for some, just to survive.
If you are interested to help, you might want to donate to institutions that genuinely cater to the welfare of these victims. We prepared below a list of charity organizations that provide relief operations and support to these typhoon victims in the Philippines.
1. Philippine Red Cross
If you want to donate online, visit their official site here: www.redcross.org.ph/donate
If you are in the Philippines, you can also donate via SMS. Follow these simple instructions:
- To donate through simple SMS, text RED<space>AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)
- To donate through Globe G-Cash, text DONATE<space>AMOUNT<space>4-digit M-PIN<space>REDCROSS to 2882
You can donate the following denominations:
- Globe: 5, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000
- Smart: 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 or 1000
2. ABS-CBN Foundation
To donate online via credit card of Paypal, visit the official website of the ABS-CBN Foundation: www.abs-cbnfoundation.com/#donate
You may also deposit directly to their Banco de Oro (BDO) bank account:
Bank Name: Banco De Oro (BDO)
Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.-General Fund
Account Number: 39300-03567
3. GMA Kapuso Foundation
To make a donation to the GMA Kapuso Foundation, head over to their official website: http://www.gmanetwork.com/kapusofoundation/
You can also make a deposit to any of their Metrobank, UCPB, Philippine National Bank and Banco de Oro bank accounts. Account details are here: www.gmanetwork.com/kapusofoundation/aboutus/donate/
4. Philippine Daily Inquirer
The Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) also accepts donations on behalf of the Yolanda (Haiyan) typhoon victims. Donations can be deposited to either their Bank of the Philippines Islands (BPI) or Metrobank accounts.
Official account details are here: PDI Help Fund
REMINDER: If you are making a donation, please make sure you are sending your cash to genuine charity organizations. There are unscrupulous people and groups that take advantage of the situation, supposedly asking for donations on behalf of typhoon victims but are actually scammers or fraudulent institutions. Send money only to real and trusted non-government organizations.