Not the usual update, but this isn’t the usual. The Philippines was hit by Typhoon Ketsana aka Ondoy on the 26th of September, causing devastation to many lives, homes and businesses. We don’t have to say any more, than what has already been conveyed in print, tv and online media.
All we want to do, is to get everyone to donate and contribute in helping towards getting the Philippines back, up and running. It’s going to take some time, but like the saying goes “every little bit helps.”
We’ll keep this updated with more information as we receive it, esp. in regards to care packages, voluntary work and events.
1st October 2009: Information courtesy of Philippine Generations:
The information and links below are places and websites that we in the UK can access to make a donation either through giving monetarily or our old clothes, shoes etc. We are urging everyone to help they desperately need your help.
What you can donate:
· Canned goods (preferably with a pull-open tab)
· Ready-to-eat food (cereal, crackers, snacks)
· Instant noodles
· Baby formula
· Toiletries (shampoo, bath soap, toothbrushes)
· Medicines (Oral Rehydration salts, Sulphur Soap for protection from fungi, Cefalexin & Cloxacillin, Clotrimazole ointment creams, Analgesics and Expextorants)
Below are some drop off points for the donations… there are only a few drop off places but if you want to get involve/volunteer or if you know of any community halls, warehouses or church halls that can be used contact: Mae on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07898708319.
To download their relief pack please click on the following link http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AS0UksvxJt6dZGhkanM1NDZfNTBnczNoMmRqNg&hl=en_GB
There are some fundraising events being organised for Ondoy victims. If you would like to hear about these events please email Mae (PG) or join their mailing list through this link http://philippinegenerations.blogspot.com/2009/07/mailing-list.html
Full advisory on donations for Typhoon Ondoy & Pepeng, Emergency Number is the Philippines, other queries & donations and Filipino community efforts. Please call (+44) 0845 835 7880 or (+44) 0207 096 1246
For University student and Unions you can also help. Here’s the information pack and inventory sheet for the donations in kind. You can download a copy of the inventory which donors need to fill out and sign as well as a tag for the package that we will send. Just put the name and organisation together with the details of their donation. There also information pack which you could send within your univertisity and also to your your friends & family.
Download Inventory Forms
Download Information Pack
* DROP OFF POINTS:
A) EAST LONDON
Hackney look for Jamil or RJ Fernandez
First deadline is on 9th October, please give as little or as much as you can.
Donations are sent off on Wednesdays and Fridays
Please contact them through:
Or mobile: 07506681522
2. E-mail: email@example.com
3. Mobile: 07732404545 or 07506681522
B) NORTH LONDON
Collindale or Kingsbury Area
look for Sharon (HIGHLIGHTS EXPRESS)
Tel.: 0208 205 89900208 205 0449
Address: 88 Hay Lane, Kingsbury
NW9 0LG, LondonEngland
C) WEST LONDON
South Kensington Area please call 07872962575
D) CENTRAL LONDON
Philippine Embassy, London
6-8 Suffolk Street
London, SW1Y 4HG
Tel:0207 451 1800
New advisory on Philippine Embassy http://philembassy-uk.org/news_advisory.html#page11
E) OUTSIDE LONDON
2 Union Street, Reading, Bekshire, RG1 1EU
Pinoy Mini-Mart (former Phil-Thai), 46B Harehills Road, Leeds, LS8 5PB
TeL: 0113 2407285 / 0113 2407285
Filipino Store, 60 Shields Road, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 1DR
Pinoy Store, 53 Ducworth Lane, Bradford BD9 5ET
41 Rother Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 9LP
On the 11th October Vincent Fajilagmago will be coordinating pickups and collections of donations.
He is in need of transport and volunteers. He also need people to document the operation so if you are a photographer or film maker please contact him. If you are available please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 07791637990
For those who want to donate he and his team will be driving around London. He is collecting only:
“PLEASE WRAP THE CLOTHES IN BLACK BIN BAGS”
He needs full names and full addresses with postcodes and contact numbers to pick up in advance so please contact him!!
Special Mass for Victims of Tropical Storm Ondoy / Ketsana, 7 October 2009, Wednesday, 645 PM, Farm Street Church, 114 Mount Street London W1K 3AH — ALL INVITED TO ATTEND
Philippine National Bank (Europe) will waive fees for donations to the Philippine National Red Cross, GMA-7 Foundation and Caritas up to 31 October 2009. PNBE Offices are at PNBE Earls Court, Ground Floor, 11 Kenway Road, London SW5 0RP; and Notting Hill Gate, First Floor, 10 Pembridge Road, London W11 3HL.
Philippine National Red Cross (143, +632-5270000)Philippine National Red Cross Rizal Chapter operations center hotline: (+632-6350922, +632-6347824)http://www.redcross.org.ph/Site/PNRC/wtd.aspx or http://www.redcross.org.uk/donatesection.asp?id=77029
i-remit is offering remittance with no charges at the moment for donations and provisions for families affected by the flood contact them directly to find out more – IREMIT GLOBAL REMITTANCE LTD.1st Floor Orchard House167 – 169 High Street KensingtonLondon W8 6SH United KingdomTel. No. : 0207 938 3388/ 0207 993 6151/ 0207 993 6152 0207 993 6152
Voicemail: 0203 002 7872/ 0207 096 0976 0207 096 0976
Fax No. : 0845 330 9586 Email: email@example.com
OnePhilippines have set up a hotline from the UK, if you want to find out more about what you can do to help from the UK please visit http://www.onephilippines.co.uk/helpnow/
Sam Jennings has created a multiply site ONDOYSOS with details of places to donate money, people to contact and she has set up a donation pledge. http://ondoysos.multiply.com/
The families of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who have been affected by tropical storm “Ondoy” will be given free texts and calls to their loved ones abroad to update them of their situation in the Philippines — the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).
For those who wish to avail of the service, they may call up the Operations Center at Telephone numbers : +632.8336992 +632.8336992 (+632.833OWWA) +632.5516641 +632.8917601 – 24 SMS/TXT +63917.898.6992 +63917.898.6992 (+63917.TXT.OWWA) Globe HOTLINE 2917 Press 3 for OWWA E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Fax +632.8917601 +632.5516651
KEG has teamed up with the student union and a bunch of other GMUL societies to try and help out in any way we can. I’m thinking we should get donation lists and organise small sponsorships for a fundraising event e.g. a jog or mens leg waxing where we can have a little fun but still give back. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=140602610501&ref=mf
PNA UK the nurses association have set up a calamity fund, please visit their website for more details http://www.pnauk.org.uk/
28th Sept 2009: After a meeting at the Philippine Embassy in London the main agencies identified to donate to are:
1) National Disaster Coordinating Center (NDCC) – http://www.ndcc.gov.ph
2) Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) – http://www.dswd.gov.ph/
3) Philippine National Red Cross – http://redcross.org.ph
It is now updated to include Typhoon Ondoy: http://www.redcross.org.ph/Site/PNRC/Default.aspx?S=48&SS=972 Click ‘Typhoon Ondoy’ in Project/Activity tab.
* Please click on the following Philippine Embassy (UK) Advisory for full details of contributing to the above agencies Philippine Pesos and US Dollar accounts: http://philembassy-uk.org/news_advisory.html#page11
For other forms of contribution/help:
Red Cross UK – Philippines Flood Appeal: http://www.redcross.org.uk/donatesection.asp?id=77029
(Gift Aid can be added. Potentially a portion of the money donated may not all go to the Philippines. It states on their website “There is a small chance that we raise more money than is needed for this project. If this happens your donation will be used in our catastropher fund, allowing us to respond quickly to disasters worldwide.”
World Food Programme: https://www.wfp.org/donate/ondoy
Gawad Kalinga’s Operation GK: http://www.gk1world.com/give.html
Remittance banks are offering their services in sending donations, such as iRemit, Metrobank and Bank of the Phil. Islands.
Those with Bank Deposits accounts with Metrobank or Bank of the Phil. Islands accounts can via the following:
Account Name: The Phil. Nat’l. Red Cross
Port Area Branch
Peso Acct.: 151-3-041-63122-8
Dollar Acct.: 151-2-151-00218-2
Type of Acct. : SAVINGS
Swift Code: MBTC PH MM
BANK OF THE PHIL. ISLANDS
Port Area Branch
Peso Acct.: 4991-0010-99
Type of Account: CURRENT
BANK OF THE PHIL. ISLANDS
Dollar Acct.: 8114-0030-94
Type of Account: SAVINGS
Swift Code: BOPI PH MM
(For your donations to be properly acknowledged, 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 comprehensive lists of emergency + relief numbers and sites:
Peace Love & Revolution (updated by Revo Naval):
As individuals and associations, we can all do our part to help. Every little bit of help we can give, is much appreciated.
If there any other ways, please inform.