Where to send help for evacuees, families displaced by Taal volcano eruption

by Nikko Tuazon
Jan 13, 2020
Here is a list of charity organizations where you can donate for the thousands of poor families whose lives and means of livelihood have been disrupted by the Taal volcano eruption.
PHOTO/S: Courtesy of Philippine Red Cross on Facebook

Over 14 million Filipinos in over 142 municipalities in Luzon have been affected by the eruption of Taal volcano on Sunday, January 12, in Batangas province.

Some 4,000 families living in the vicinity of the eruption have been moved to 35 evacuation centers for safety.

The thousands of people who are forced to leave their homes, jobs, and sources of income need our help.

Here is a list of charity organizations where you can make your donations.

PHILIPPINE RED CROSS

The Philippine Red Cross is accepting donations for the evacuees. Donors may bring face masks, canned goods, cup noodles, mosquito nets, clean towels, and mats to their main office located at 37 EDSA corner Boni Ave., Mandaluyong City. For cash donations, please go to their official website.

KAPUSO FOUNDATION

Kapuso Foundation COO Rikki Escudero-Catibog told dzBB in an interview on Monday, January 13, that displaced victims are in need of the following items:

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  • Face masks
  • Bigas
  • Instant/cup noodles
  • Canned goods
  • 3-in-1 coffee sachets
  • Biscuits
  • Bottled water
  • Towels
  • Face towels
  • Sleeping mats
  • Blankets
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap (bath and laundry)
  • Cleaning materials

Donors may bring these items to the GMA Kapuso Foundation office on Samar Avenue corner GMA Network Drive in Quezon City.

For cash and cheque donations, here is the list of their bank accounts:

METROBANK

  • Peso Savings Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
  • Account Numbers: 098-3-098-51034-7
  • Dollar Savings Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc. Account
  • Number: 098-2-098-00244-2
  • Swift Code: MBTC PH MM

UNION BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES (UBP)

  • Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation Inc.
  • Account Number: 000-4-000-22679
  • Code: UBPHPHMM

UNITED COCONUT PLANTERS BANK (UCPB)

  • Peso Savings Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
  • Account Numbers: 00-115-184777-2 and 00-160-111277-7
  • Dollar Savings Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
  • Account Numbers: 01-115-301177-9 and 01-160-300427-6
  • Swift Code: UCPB PH MM

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK (PNB)

  • Peso Saving Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
  • Account Number: 1263-1000-8797
  • Dollar Savings Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
  • Account Number: 1263-6000-8804
  • Swift Code: PNB MPH MM
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BANCO DE ORO (BDO)

  • Peso Saving Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
  • Account Number: 00-469-0022189
  • Dollar Saving Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
  • Account Number: 10-469-0072135
  • Code: BNORPHMM

SAGIP KAPAMILYA

ABS-CBN Foundation is also accepting donations in kind. Bring rice, easy-open canned goods, bottled water, face masks, and hygiene kits to Sagip Kapamilya Warehouse on #13 Examiner St., West Triangle, Quezon City.

For cash and cheque donations, you may deposit under the account name ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. - Sagip Kapamilya in the following bank accounts :

BANCO DE ORO (Peso)

  • Bank Account No: 393- 011-4199
  • Branch: Sct. Albano, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
  • Swift Code: BNORPHMM

BANCO DE ORO (Dollar)

  • Bank Account No: 393-008-1622
  • Branch: Sct. Albano, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
  • Swift Code: BNORPHMM

BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS (Peso)

  • Bank Account No: 305-111-2775
  • Branch: West Triangle, Quezon City
  • Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS (Dollar)

  • Bank Account No: 3054-0270-35
  • Branch: West Triangle, Quezon City
  • Swift Code: BOPIPHMM
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PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK (Peso)

  • Bank Account No: 419-539-5000-13
  • Branch:Timog, Quezon City
  • Swift Code: PNBMPHMM

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK (Dollar)

  • Account Number: 419-539-5000-21
  • Branch: Timog, Quezon City
  • Swift Code: PNBMPHMM

METROBANK (Peso)

  • Account Number: 636-3-636-08808-1
  • Branch: Examiner Quezon Ave. Branch
  • Swift Code: MBTCPHMM

PETA ASIA

PETA Asia announced on Monday, January 13, that their animal rescue team is "on the ground, providing food and basic veterinary care to animals" in the affected areas.

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Their team is currently on stand-by to help the animals on the island including the horses that were left on the mountainside.

PETA Asia also announced that they are in need of donations for the animals. Items needed are telescopes, dog and cat food, face masks, leashes, and collars. Donors may bring these items at Unit 706, Fedman Building 199, Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

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If you see any animals in need of help, please you may reach them through 0999-888-7382.

UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES

The University of the Philippines has also announced a call for donations,

On Twitter, the official account of the UP Office of the Student Regent posted, "Victims of the Taal Volcano eruption that occurred today are in need of immediate help. Donations shall be sent out to evacuees and areas affected. They are in need of facemasks, mats, ready-to-eat food, water, clothes, etc."

Donations can be dropped off at UP Baguio, UP Diliman, UP Manila, and UP Los Banos.

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Here are the contact details for each campus:

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POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Sta. Mesa Manila will start receiving donations tomorrow, January 14.

The university made the announcement on Facebook today, January 13. Things you can donate include "easy to open canned goods, clothes, bottled water, medicines, face masks, blankets, towels, and mats."

The drop off point is in the PRUDENTE CONFERENCE ROOM on 4th Floor South Wing of PUP Sta. Mesa Main Building.

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Here is a list of charity organizations where you can donate for the thousands of poor families whose lives and means of livelihood have been disrupted by the Taal volcano eruption.
PHOTO/S: Courtesy of Philippine Red Cross on Facebook
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