Filipinos now need all the help they can get, especially those hit hardest by rampaging tropical storm Ondoy (international code name Ketsana). The storm made landfall today in Luzon, bringing endless rains and spawning huge floods in Metro Manila and many parts of Luzon.
Tulong Kabataan is a donation and relief drive of major national youth groups* to mobilize youth power to help victims of Typhoon Ondoy.
I want to volunteer. What do I do?
The main thing is to collect donations and to encourage people to donate. Priorities are food items like potable water, canned goods, rice, cooking utensils. Blankets, banigs and medicines are also needed. Donations in cash is also good (it’s a lot easier to just buy sacks of rice than to transport, sort and collect).
Mobilize your community, barkadas and family to help out. Convince friends to chip in and donate. A couple of hundreds could go a long way. Go house to house and collect donations.
Bring your donations to your nearest Tulong Kabataan donation centers or donate directly to online and bank facilities (list below).
You can also help out in repacking and distribution activities.
I want to donate electronically. What’s the quickest way to help?
Send donations via the following:
Smart Money: +639289526973
Account name: Student Christian Movement of the Philippines
Branch: Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Kamias-Anonas Branch, Quezon City Philippines.
US Dollar Account No: 3324-0048-06
Peso Checking Account No: 3321-0176-64
For other means contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tulong Kabataan donation drop-off points
118-B Scout Rallos, Brgy. Sacred Heart, Quezon City
QC Area: UP Diliman USC, Trinity University of Asia, Southeast Asian College
U-Belt Area: College of Holy Spirit
Taft Avenue: St. Scholastica’s College-Manila, St. Paul University- Manila, UP Manila- CAS SC
Sta. Mesa: Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute for Science and Technology (EARIST), Polytechnic University of the Philippines
CAMANAVA: De La Salle Araneta University
Metro South: PUP- Taguig
Schedule of re-packing and distribution:
Oct 2, Friday – Initial centralization of all contributions and repacking
Oct 3-4, Sat-Sun – Relief Missions in Priority Areas
*The campaign is led by Kabataan Partylist, National Union of Students of the Phils (NUSP), College Editors Guild of the Phils (CEGP), League of Filipino Students (LFS), Anakbayan, Student Christian Mov’t of the Phils (SCMP) in coordination with Citizen’s Disaster Response Center (CDRC).