Although there are still scattered rain showers every now and then, I’m glad that the weather today isn’t as bad like the past few days. As some of us slowly go back to our normal routine, we can all join forces to help our fellow countrymen who have been affected by the storm.
Some of us are still stranded or some are too worried to get out and travel. So, I thought I’d put together ways on how you can help Maring Victims without actually leaving your own home. This way you can still extended a helping hand while remaining safe and dry.
The donations made through these methods will go to the Philippine Red Cross. I will update the list as soon as I find other organizations accepting donations online.
Donate through SMS and G-Cash
Text RED<space>AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)
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
Donate through Paypal and Online Banking
Redcross also accepts Paypal donations. So, if you have a Paypal account, you can easily transfer any amount to Redcross.
I just donated through the Paypal link, and it took me less than two minutes to complete the process. I would like to donate in kind as well, but right now, it’s hard to go outside. So, for me, this is fastest way to take action as of now.
If you don’t have a Paypal account, you can also use other methods such as Green Peso and Bancnet.
For the rest of the list, please visit: http://www.redcross.org.ph/donatenow.
Use Social Media.
If you know of people who need to be rescued, add them to RescuePH.com database. You may also tweet the name/s, exact location and flood situation and use the hashtag#rescuePH. -Yahoo! News Philippines
To see the rest of the list on the different ways you can help Maring victims (e.g. donate relief goods, volunteer), please click here.
Quick note: In the event you’re ready to go out, some of the easiest locations to drop off relief goods are McDonald’s, LBC, and Air 21.
We might not be able to go out there and personally deliver relief goods to those who are in need. But by sharing our financial and technological resources, we can at least extend some type of help.
As Filipinos, we have always been known for our resilience, so I’m confident that we will all get through this! Let’s just help everyone in any way we can!
If you know other organizations who accept donations through online transfers, please feel free to add them in the comment section. Thank you!
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