Continuous and heavy rainfall hitting the Philippines has triggered massive flooding in Manila and nearby provinces, displacing more than 260,000 people and killing dozens. This is on top of the typhoon Gener’s previous death toll of 49 and damage to properties estimated at P340 million.
Filipinos affected by the floods in Metro Manila, Quezon City, Marikina, Pasig and other nearby provinces now urgently need material and moral support. After rescue operations, communities should have prompt access to basic needs such as food, shelter and dry clothing, as well as medical services for flood-borne diseases, such as leptospirosis, diarrhea and cholera.
Let us gather as many donations as possible—whether in cash or in kind, from people, institutions, schools and churches—and convene volunteers to help pack, deliver and distribute relief goods to affected areas, integrate with the victims and express solidarity with them.
PRIORITY ITEMS FOR MATERIAL DONATIONS
• BASIC FOOD PACKS: We need material and financial donations to assemble individual food packs (worth P350) with 5 kilos of rice, ¼ kilo of tuyo (dried fish), ¼ kilo of monggo beans, 3 cans of sardines, 1.2 kilo of sugar and 2 bars of laundry soap.
• OTHER FOOD ITEMS: canned goods, bread and biscuits, eggs, coffee, milk and formula milk, bottled water, oil and cooking condiments.
• MEDICINES: paracetamol, medicine for cough, colds and diarrhea, hydration salts, water purification tablets, antibiotics
• NON-FOOD ITEMS: Blankets and sleeping mats/bags, tents for temporary shelter, jackets and sweaters, clothes for the young and old, cooking utensils, candles and flashlights
Kalikasan Partylist Headquarters
#26 Matulungin Street, Barangay Central, Quezon City
HOTLINES: (02)9209099; 09236528173; 09277028230
We need volunteers to help gather donations, help in the packing and distribution of goods, and enjoin more people to help out. Volunteers can go directly to the drop-off point at the Kalikasan Command Center or contact Ronald at the numbers above.
CASH DONATIONS can be made through the following:
Bank Account: Center for Environmental Concerns
Branch: BDO Matalino branch,
G/F J&L Bldg., Matalino street, Diliman Quezon city
Peso account number: 3640008876
Dollar account number: 3640008876
SWIFT code: BNORPHMM
Brigada Kalikasan is led by Kalikasan Partylist in cooperation with Center for Environmental Concerns-Philippines, Kalikasan People's Network for the Environment, Computer Professionals' Union and AGHAM-Advocates of Science and Technology for the People.