Severe tropical storm Odette entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday night, Dec. 14, and has triggered a number of mass evacuations in Cebu, Bohol, Misamis Oriental, Southern Leyte, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, and Surigao del Sur, among others.
Though it has slightly weakened after making landfall over Roxas, Palawan, a number of families have since been affected by the super typhoon.
If you have the means to spare, here's a running list of organizations and donation drives where you can help out.
PhilSTAR Media Group’s Operation Damayan
In solidarity with communities severely affected by Typhoon Odette, the Philstar Media Group is launching a typhoon fund drive through its social arm, Operation Damayan.
According to Philstar president and CEO Miguel Belmonte, Damayan will be mobilizing previous donations from San Miguel Corp. chairman Ramon Ang (P1 million) and from SM Prime Holdings management and employees (P500,000) to send immediate assistance to typhoon-hit Cebu. The relief operations will be carried out by employee-volunteers of The Freeman, the Group’s Cebu-based publication.
Typhoon Odette has caused massive damage in Visayas and Mindanao, prompting calls for local and international humanitarian assistance to affected communities.
Readers are welcome to send in donations to the Operation Damayan fund drive via Gcash (look for Payment Solution tab and search for Philstar Daily Inc.), via Paymaya app (click Scan to Pay, scan QR code and enter amount):
Donations may also be deposited to Philstar Daily Inc./ Operation Damayan Metrobank Savings Account No. 151-7-15152422-9, and deposit slips emailed to [email protected]. Interested donors may also contact 09174695009 (Emie Cruz) or 8527-7777 local 2111.
Philippine Red Cross
The Philippine Red Cross has called for an emergency appeal to aid the victims of Typhoon Odette. The organization has since deployed rescue vehicles in the devastated areas since its landfall. They are also currently preparing rescue equipment and relief operations for those evacuated.
You can send in donations through their partners here.
The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation
The private sector vehicle for disaster management coordinator partnered with RCBC, Fintech Alliance.PH, PayMaya, and others to deploy immediate relief to families and individuals who were severely hit by Typhoon Odette. Check out their other payment channels via https://www.pdrf.org/how-you-can-help/.
Office of the Vice President
Ateneo De Manila University
Our fellow Filipinos need our help. We are once again asking for cash donations for Typhoon Odette Relief Operations.— Ateneo de Manila University (@ateneodemanilau) December 16, 2021
Donations received will be used to provide food for communities that will be affected by the typhoon. https://t.co/PQkyQGzdTc pic.twitter.com/uXxfs3C4tW
World Vision PH
? URGENT CALL FOR DONATIONS ?— Tulong Kabataan Network (@TulongKab) December 16, 2021
ICYMI: Kasalukuyang nag-aayos ng relief packs ang mga volunteers ng Tulong Kabataan para sa lahat ng naapektuhan at nasalanta ng hagupit ng bagyong #OdettePH sa iba't-ibang parte ng Visayas at Mindanao. pic.twitter.com/EnIbNqyjUf
Bayan Central Visayas
RELIEF OPERATIONS FOR #OdettePH VICTIMS— BAYAN Central Visayas (@BayanCenvis) December 17, 2021
GCash - 0936-075-8493 (Aura Mae A.)
BPI - 3619182633 (Sta. Ana B. Aures)
UCCP-CENDET, 85 Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City, Cebu 6000
Affected communities are in need of the following: ⬇️ https://t.co/CNNKRCFXfh pic.twitter.com/PVoHxK3U7R
Naghahanda na ang @lingapgabph upang makapag-abot ng tulong sa ating mga kababayang sinalanta ng bagyong Odette.— Lingap Gabriela (@lingapgabph) December 17, 2021
Sa mga nais tumulong, bukas na ang mga linya at himpilan ng Lingap Gabriela.
Help. Donate. Volunteer.#OdettePH#ReliefPH pic.twitter.com/FyUCY5bTB8
Call for donations: Typhoon Odette— Ayala Foundation (@ayalafoundation) December 17, 2021
Support Ayala Foundation's disaster resilience initiatives. We are now accepting cash donations to help communities affected by #OdettePH.
You may donate through:https://t.co/oF8Cp5JepL
BPI Account No. 0011-1681-08#MagingMagiting pic.twitter.com/j3oXeXSEah
Tzu Chi Foundation Philippines
Save The Children Philippines
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