Where To Send Your Donations For Victims Of Taal Volcano Eruption

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Batangas is now in a state of calamity following the eruption of Taal Volcano last Sunday, January 12.

Around 200,000 residents were affected by the eruption and continued unrest, with the volcano remaining on Alert Level 4. Twelve municipalities, as well as two cities, located within a radius of 10 kilometers around Taal are part of a mandatory evacuation order.

Where To Donate Disaster Relief

Batangas Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council Head Lito Castro said in the Philippine Star that most of the affected residents were from the towns of Balete, Laurel, San Nicolas, and Talisay.

They are worried that, in the case of a full-blown eruption, 200,000 individuals from Batangas will be affected.

Donating to worthy causes is an investment that enriches our hearts and spirits, but you need to make sure that your donation will really make a difference. In this post, we are compiling a list of reputable organizations and places that are trying to help make the lives of those affected by the Taal eruption better.

Philippine Red Cross-Cavite Chapter

Needs and accepts donations in the form of the following much needed goods:

  1. Face masks
  2. Towels
  3. Bottled water
  4. Cleaning materials
  5. Blankets and mattresses
  6. Hygiene kits
  7. Easy to eat food: canned goods, cup noodles, biscuits, and 3-in-1 coffee

While you can drop of your donations in the nearest Red Cross Chapter, for quicker distribution, you should try to contact or coordinate with the Cavite Chapter as they are the ones on the ground in the area. You can drop off your donations in the following:

1. Philippine Red Cross — Cavite Chapter

Samonte Park, P.N. Cavite City, Cavite

Contact person is Marie Imperial 0915-7905571

You can also donate cash through their BPI Savings Account

Philippine Red Cross-Cavite Chapter

8713 0006 16

Best to mail them a copy of your deposit slip through cavite@redcross.org.ph

2. Carmona Area

Unit 1, Contemprato Building, Sugar Road, Citiland, Carmona, Cavite

Contact person is Patrick Doloroso 0925-555-6391

3. Dasmariñas Area

National College Of Science And Technology Building, Barangay Burol 1, Aguinaldo Highway, Dasmarinas, Cavite

Contact person is Gary Santos 0905-744-4905

Batangas LGU

The Batangas PIO posted the following ways for donations to be made for relief operations.

  1. Donations in kind should be brought to the Provincial Sports Complex at Bolbok, Batangas City
  2. Those who want to donate cash should coordinate with Joy Montalbo, the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office Department Head, at +639209457654

DSWD Region IV-A

Accepting cash donations to help families affected by the Taal Volcano Eruption

They can be deposited at the Development Bank of the Philippines

Account Name: DSWD Field Office IV-A Miscellaneous Trust Fund

Account Number: 00124-43—1

Branch: Muntinlupa

They are requesting that a copy of the deposit slip be sent to anserandon@dswd.gov.ph and lbpareja@dswd.gov.ph and promising that they will send a report on what was done with your donation within 15 days or less after the relief operations.

They are also accepting the following donations in kind:

    1. Face masks
    2. Bottled water
    3. Hygiene kits (toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap, sanitary pads, and diapers)
    4. Sleeping mats and blankets, towels
    5. Ready-to-eat meals (canned goods, noodles, biscuits, etc.)
    6. You can bring these to the DSWD Field Office IV-A, located along the Alabang-Zapote Rd., Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Contact person in Gina Laranan (09108860829).

Caritas Manila

According to Caritas, these are the immediate needs of those displaced by Taal’s eruption. They are accepting more donations for the following:

    1. Food (ready-to-eat, fresh, or hot)
    2. Clean, potable water as well as water containers
    3. Cleaning materials
    4. Sleeping mats, blankets, and mosquito nets
    5. Flashlights, batteries (rechargeable), emergency lamps
    6. Basic toiletries like shampoo, soap, toothbrushes and tooth paste, sanitary napkins, and disposable diapers
    7. Medicine kits and N95 masks

You can drop off donations at the Caritas Manila Office: 2002 Jesus St., Pandacan, Manila.

They are also accepting cash donations through the following:

1. Online:

Go to https://ubpay.com.ph/caritasmanila/ and choose to make a donation to “Caritas Damayan Taal Volcano”

2. Bank Deposit

At either of the following banks, using the savings account name: Caritas Manila, Inc

    • Banco De Oro – Savings Account No.: 000-5600-45905
    • Bank of the Philippine Islands – Savings Account No.: 3063-5357-01
    • Metrobank – Savings Account No.: 175-3-17506954-3

For dollar accounts:

    • Bank of the Philippine Islands – Savings Account No. 3064-0033-55 Swift Code – BOPIPHMM
    • Philippine National Bank – Savings Account No. 10-856-660002-5 Swift Code – PNBMPHMM

3. Cebuana Lhuillier branches (you will not be charged for making a donation)

They are requesting that you fax or email a copy of the donation slips to donorcare@caritasmanila.org.ph, with your name and address.

Want to find out more? Contact them at 8562 0020 to 25 local 118, 139, 135 or through the mobile number 09175955083.

Rotaract Club

The Rotaract Club of San Pedro East 3820 and the Rotaract Club of Taal-Lemery posted a call for help in kind and in cash for their emergency relief operations.

They need the following in-kind donations:

    • N95 masks
    • Clothes, blankets, slippers
    • Water and non-perishable food items
    • Flashlight and batteries
    • Medicine
    • Hygiene Kits

They listed two sites that you can drop off your donations at:

    1. Laguna: Fil-Em Building, 8 J. Luna St. Poblacion, City of San Pedro, LagunaContact Bhea Santiago at 0906 823 7737
    2. Metro Manila: Makati Rotary Club Foundation Inc. Building, Camia St., Guadalupe Viejo, MakatiContact Kash Gana at 0916 373 2717

They are coordinating with Counterpart Rotaract Clubs near the various evacuation centers in Batangas to ensure that the evacuations get the needed goods.

You can also send cash donations via the following means. Take a photo of the deposit slip and send to racsanpedroeast@gmail.com

    1. BPIAccount Name: Aireen Andrea PerezAccount Number: 8329-3301-93
    2. BDOAccount Name: Erika Mae de VeraAccount Number 5130228643
    3. GCash09068237737
    4. Western Union and PayPal – message the clubs (they have a FB page) for details

The Inquirer Foundation

The paper’s foundation is arranging a series of soup kitchens at various evacuation centers in Batangas. They will also be distributing relief goods.

You can drop of donations of face masks, sleeping mats and blankets, slippers, toiletries, canned goods, and bottled water at the Inquirer office located at 1098 Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Sts., Makati City.

You can also donate cash to assist the efforts by depositing in the foundation’s BDO account. Account name: Inquirer Foundation Corp. Account number: 007960018860.

The Philippine STAR Operation Damayan

The paper is accepting donations of masks, medicine, food, water, clothing, toiletries, sleeping mats and blanket. You can drop these off at The Philippine STAR Headquarters at 202 Roberto Oca corner Railroad Sts., at the Port Area in Manila.

Donations in cash can be made by depositing to Metrobank. Account name is Philstar Daily Inc./Operation Damayan and the account number is 151-7-15152422-9.

Tulong Kabataan

A non-profit initiative of the Kabataan Party List that seeks to help victims of natural disasters. They are asking for donations of water, ready-to-eat food, face masks, medicine, and mats for Taal eruption evacuees.

Donations may be dropped off at:

Kabataan Partylist Office

117C Matatag St., Brgy. Central, Quezon City

0933-342-1895

You may also donate cash through their Paypal: paypal.me/tulongkabataan

University of the Philippines

The Office of The Student Regent posted yesterday a call of donations for the victims of the eruption at Taal. The post calls for face masks, mats, water, ready-to-eat meals, and clothes.

There are drop-off points for donations and contact persons at various UP campuses

UP DILIMAN

USC Office, Sampaguita Residence Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City

Marco – 09171084376

UP MANILA

University Student Council Office

CAS Student Council Office

UP College of Nursing (Sotejo Hall) lobby

09082111437

UP LOS BAÑOS

USC Office, SU Building, UPLB

Nico – 09955240257

UP BAGUIO

USC Office, Alumni Center Building, UP Baguio

Gabriel – 09954608407

De La Salle Lipa

They are calling for cash donations for Taal eruption victims.

    1. BPI
    2. Account Name: De La Salle Lilia Inc.
    3. Account Number: 9011 0019 28
    4. RCBC
    5. Account Name: De La Salle Lilia Inc.
    6. Account Number: 0074-90004-7

Malayan Colleges Laguna

The student council is calling for donations of facemasks, water, ready-to-eat-food, and clothes to be dropped at the MCL Student Affairs Office.

You can contact the following if you have questions: Anthony Ray Delim (63958439905) or Anna Ramilo (639083229845)

Polytechnic University of the Philippines

They are calling for the following:

    1. Canned goods (easy to open)
    2. Bottled water
    3. Facemasks
    4. Clothes
    5. Medicine
    6. Blankets
    7. Towels
    8. Mats

Donations can be dropped off at the Prudente Conference Room on the 4F, South Wing, Main Building.

Ateneo de Manila University

The Ateneo de Manila University Disaster Response and Management (DReaM) Team has begun mobilizing to send help to those affected by the Taal Volcano eruption.

According to a post on their Facebook page, they are working with De La Salle Lipa to feed families who are currently staying at the various evacuation centers in Batangas. They are asking for cash donations to help them continue their efforts.

Cash and check donations can be brought to cashiers at the Ateneo de Manila campuses:

    1. Loyala Heights Campus – Xavier Hall (Windows 7 and 8), the High School, the Grade School
    2. Professional Schools at Rockwell, Makati
    3. Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health at Don E. Lopez Sr. Medical Complex, Ortigas, Pasig City

Checks need to be made payable to “Ateneo de Manila University”.

Donations can also be made at the following banks:

1. Metrobank

      • Fill out two copies of the payment slip with the following details
          • Company Name: Ateneo de Manila University
          • Subscriber Name: (donor’s name)
          • Reference Number: Taal Volcano Eruption
          • Subscriber Number 004078000
          • Mode of Payment: Cash/Check
          • Amount of Payment
    • Fax one copy of the validated payment slip to (632) 709-5406 or email it to vpsd@ateneo.edu. Indicate the name that should be written in the official receipt along with your email address or the postal address where you want to get the official receipt.

2. BPI

      • Fill out a copy of the deposit/payment slip with the following details
          • Type: Payment
          • Account Number: (blank)
          • Depositor/Merchant Name: Ateneo DReaM Team (Taal Volcano Eruption)
          • Policy/Plan/Reference No.: (Name of Donor)
          • Policy/Plan Holder’s Name: (Name of Donor)
          • Payment Details: Amount of Cash or Check
          • Total Payment Amount
    • Fax one copy of the validated payment slip to (632) 709-5406 or email it to vpsd@ateneo.edu. Indicate the name that should be written in the official receipt along with your email address or the postal address where you want to get the official receipt, also indicated that you are donating to the 2020 Taal Volcano Eruption.

They can provide certificates of donation. If you need or want one, you can request from the Office of the Vice President – For Social Development at Room 101 at the Frank Lynch Hall, Social Development Complex, at the Loyola Heights Campus.

If you have friends or relatives abroad, they are also accepting donations in US dollars through the following channels:

    1. Wire transfer to China Banking Corporation
      • Beneficiary Customer: Ateneo de Manila University
      • US$ Savings Account No. 101-73265`-4
      • SWIFT Address: CHBKPHMM
    • Fax the telegraphic transfer form to (632) 709-5406 or email it to vpsd@ateneo.edu. Indicate the name that should be written in the official receipt along with your email address or the postal address where you want to get the official receipt, also indicated that you are donating to the 2020 Taal Volcano Eruption.
    • Note that donations made this way will not get receipts in US dollars or Certificates of Donations in US dollars. These can still be issued but the amount indicated will be written in Philippine Pesos.
    1. The Philippine Jesuit Foundation
      • A check payable to the Philippine Jesuit Foundation
          • Write the following in the Memo Line: For Ateneo de Manila University fao DReaM Team-Taal Volcano Eruption
          • Sent or mail check with your full name, email address, and postal address to: Ms. Fern T. Robles Executive Director Philippine Jesuit Foundation, Inc. PO Box 312, New York, N.Y. 10028, USA Email: pjf@phjesuits.org Tel: (646)370-1526
      • Through their online facility
      • https:/www.phjesuits.org/pjf/share.php
      • Click “Ateneo de Manila University”
      • There will be a pull-down menu, pick “DREAM – Disaster Relief and Management Fund”
      • Fill in required info then click “Donate”

They are also accepting donations in Euros

    • Wire transfer vis BPI
    • Beneficiary Customer: Ateneo de Manila University
    • Euro Savings Account No. 3084-0602-07
    • SWIFT Address: BOPIPHMM
    • Branch Coad: BR00308
    • Routing No.: 021-000021
    • Fax the telegraphic transfer form to (632) 709-5406 or email it to vpsd@ateneo.edu. Indicate the name that should be written in the official receipt along with your email address or the postal address where you want to get the official receipt, also indicated that you are donating to the 2020 Taal Volcano Eruption.

GlobalGiving

This crowdfunding community allows kindhearted people from every corner of the globe to donate to worthy causes. They are currently running a campaign to aid victims of the Taal Volcano eruption.

If you go to the campaign page, you’ll see that they are asking for donations in US dollars. The minimum donation amount is $10 which will provide one pack of relief items for a family.

There are a variety or ways to donate: credit/debit card, PayPal, Apple Pay, mobile phone, check, wire transfer, and others. If you have friends or relatives abroad who want to help, you can steer them here.

Save the Children

Save The Children is running a campaign to help families—especially the children—who are affected by eruption of Taal Volcano.

You can go to their campaign page and make a donation. The minimum donation is P500, which they say will provide three kids with Hygiene Kits. A donation of P800 will give three families Water Kits, while P1,000 will provide a family with a Shelter or Family Hygiene Kit.

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