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Philippines Flood Donations Appeal

Posted by on Sep 27th, 2009
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Philippines Manila Flood Red Cross


Editor addon

PKTan: Do you know you can help simply by talking about this matter? Blogging, Twittering, Facebook, emailing etc are great tools to spread the word; you can help us raise awareness of the severity of typhoon Ondoy.

More than a month’s worth of rain fell in just 12 hours yesterday as Tropical Storm Ketsana slammed ashore in the Philippines triggering the worst flooding in decades in the capital Manila and nearby provinces.

Philippines President Gloria Arroyo appealed for donations and called for calm.

“I am calling on our countrymen, especially residents of metro Manila and other provinces in the path of the typhoon, to please stay calm, follow the instructions of local officials and civil defence authorities,” she said in a TV message on Saturday.

The weather has cleared up, but many areas are still underwater, particularly in the east of the capital. Thirty-five provinces and cities, including the capital, have been placed under a state of emergency.

Editor addon

Ryan: giboteodoro NDCC Missing Person Hotline: Marikina: 0920-9389914; QC: 0921-6555262; Pasig: 0918-9356318 Cainta: 0917-5606241.

Read About It

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Ways to Donate – Philippine National Red Cross

Please refer to: Ways to Donate – Philippine National Red Cross

Red Cross donation through SMS: text RED space AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4483 (Smart) or contact your local Red Cross Chapters on how to Donate.

Philippines Red Cross Ways to Donate

Ways to Donate!

International Donations

Direct your donations to RedCross Philippine
Choose “Typhoon Ondoy”

Donate via UNICEF – To donate to the ongoing emergency relief efforts in the Philippines, please visit:

Donate via – World Food Program
Help the Philippines Weather the Storm

You can also donate thru Ayala Foundation:

ayala Foundation Ondoy donation


Donation through Australian Red Cross can be done –

  • By credit card: securely online at or over the phone by calling 1800 811 700.
  • By cheque: made payable to Australian Red Cross Typhoon Ketsana and mailed to Supporter Services Centre, GPO Box 2957, Melbourne VIC 8060.

Can also donate via World Vision Australia – Typhoon Ketsana in the Philippines

USA / Canada


You may also deposit your donations directly to ABS-CBN Foundation’s Banco de Oro account:
Branch Name: BDO Mother Ignacia
Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.
Account #: 5630060113

In-Kind Donation

Donors may call the following numbers for more details:

  • Disaster Relief Operations, Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC)-Central Office, 488-3199 (24 hours)
  • DROMIC-National Capital Region, 931-8101 to 05 local 506, 951-7119 (24 hours)
  • Crisis Intervention Unit (CIU)-National Capital Region- 734-8635 (24 hours)

UPDATED! List of verified relief centers for ‘Ondoy’ victims <-- CLICK!

  • Victory Fort is opening its doors to those affected by the typhoon. Call 813-FORT.
  • NoyMar relief Operations: Clare Amador (+639285205508) or Jana Vicente at +639285205499). Drop off for relief donations is at Balay Expo Center across Farmers Market Cubao.
  • Miriam Quiambao drop off points: One Orchard Road Building in Eastwood, or message for more details.
  • Philippine Army Gym inside Fort Bonifacio or GHQ Gym in Camp Aguinaldo are now distributing donations for Ondoy Victims.
  • Team Manila stores in Trinoma, Mall of Asia, Jupiter Bel-Air and Rockwell shall be accepting relief goods (Canned Goods, Ready-to-drink Milk,Bottled Water and Clothes) for distribution by Veritas.
  • Caritas Manila Office at Jesus St., Pandacan Manila near Nagtahan Bridge (+632-5639298, +632-5639308)
  • Radio Veritas at Veritas Tower West Ave. Cor EDSA (+632-9257931-40)
  • Aranaz Stores in Rockwell & Greenbelt is accepting donations of any kind for Payatas communities affected by Ondoy
  • Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan Task Force Noah, a disaster response arm of the Jesuits, is accepting donations. Please drop it off sa Ateneo Cervini Dorm.
  • Philippine National Red Crossdifferent ways to Donate.
  • Red Cross Load Donations: Right now the easiest way to make donations from the seat of your chair is via mobile phone load. The Red Cross Rescue and Relief Operations. Text: RED<space>AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4483 (Smart)
  • Ateneo de Manila University is now accepting donations for the victims of Ondoy. Donations can be dropped at MVP Lobby. For those stranded/those who need help: To all students who need help or know of people who need help. Please text the name, location, and contact number to (+6329088877166). ATENEO, which is now an open shelter, accepts refugees. Call (+632917-8952792)
  • Papemelroti stores in 91 Roces Ave. / Ali Mall Cubao / SM City North EDSA / SM Fairview / SM Megamall / Glorietta 3 in Makati / SM Centerpoint / SM Southmall are accepting relief goods (canned goods / milk / bottled water / clothes – NO CASH pls.)
  • TXTPower now accepts donations via SmartMoney 5577514418667103, GCash 09179751092 and Paypal
  • Our Lady of Pentecost Parish (+632-4342397, +632-9290665) per Gabe Mercado, donations are very much welcome. The Parish is located at 12 F. Dela Rosa corner C. Salvador Sts., Loyola Heights, Quezon City.
  • Hillsborough Village Chapel – Water, blankets, shoes, and clothes may be sent to Hillsborough Village Chapel in Muntinlupa City. These will go to families whose houses were washed out in the nearby sitios.
  • Greenhills/Mandaluyong/San Juan Area, if you want to help out with the rescue and relief operations, you can drop off your donations (clothes, food, etc..) at La Salle Greenhills Gate 2 tomorrow or volunteer from 9am to receive, sort, repack the donations.
  • Petron: You may bring your relief goods to all Petron branches.
  • LUCA stores (Rockwell, Shang-rila, Eastwood, or GA towers): Send your old clothes & donations (no cash pls).
  • “LUZON RELIEF: Volunteer / Donate / Pray”: Donations can be brought to RENAISSANCE FITNESS CENTER, 2nd Floor, Bramante Building, Renaissance Towers Ortigas, MeralcoAvenue, Pasig City starting MONDAY (Sept.28) / 9am – 7pm Contact Person: Warren Habaluyas (+632929-8713488) or email at
  • MOONSHINE boutique in Rockwell also accepting relief good to help Ondoy victims in Marikina and Cainta.
  • Katipunan Avenue. Contact Erica Paredes at (+632917-4741930) — they need bread, packed juice, sandwich filling (tuna, chicken, anything) You can help her make them, deliver the sandwiches to her house, or help her distribute! Call for more details.
  • Manor Superclub, Eastwood City will accept goods and other emergency items starting Sunday at 10 am.
  • Citizens Disaster Response Center (CDRC): Relief goods for typhoon victims being accepted at 72-A Times St., West Triangle, QC. Tel (+632-9299820/22)
  • MINISTOP IBARRA (Espana cor. Blumentritt, Sampaloc Manila) is also accepting relief goods, Food (non-perishable goods only) Clothing, Medicines, Beds, Pillows, Blankets, Emergency Supplies to help Typhoon Ondoy victims.

Information from – Help for Typhoon Ondoy Victims in the Philippines

Editor addon

Scott: PAWS is opening its’ doors for the dog and cat evacuees! Please have a heart and extend a helping hand to the innocent animals.You can also help by donating dog/cat food and cages/shelters with roofs. The shelter is located in Katipunan. Please repost. Exact Address and Contact numbers are: Aurora Blvd., Katipunan Valley,Loyola Heights Q.C.Telefax:4751688

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41 Responses to “Philippines Flood Donations Appeal”

  1. Sydney says:

    Guys please help them out! its horrible what happened to them. i live in Louisiana so i know floods. they are disasters. help them please.

    • Ryan says:

      We are doing everything we can Sydney. volunteer efforts are being mobilised all over the country. If you can please contact the American Red Cross and ask how to help/donate. Thanks!

  2. Ryan says:

    Mis amigos acá en los Estados Unidos que deseen cooperar con la operación de rescate y alivio en la República de Filipinas, por favor llamen a la Cruz Roja Americana: 1-800-435-7669. ¡Muchas gracias!

  3. Ryan says:

    giboteodoro NDCC Missing Person Hotline: Marikina: 0920-9389914; QC: 0921-6555262; Pasig: 0918-9356318 Cainta: 0917-5606241.

  4. Scott says:

    PAWS is opening its’ doors for the dog and cat evacuees! Please have a heart and extend a helping hand to the innocent animals.You can also help by donating dog/cat food and cages/shelters with roofs. The shelter is located in Katipunan. Please repost. Exact Address and Contact numbers are:Aurora Blvd., Katipunan Valley,Loyola Heights Q.C.Telefax:4751688

    • Charlie says:

      What about us here over seas who have donated to the red cross but would like to donate to PAWS? There is no direct link and people here want to help badly.


      • Ryan says:

        Hi Charlie,

        This is from PAWS multiply site:

        * PAWS Mobile phone 63917-7931097 – People have been requested to send short SMS messages and refrain from calling so that we can save on cellphone battery charging in case of another power outage.

        *For bank account details (cash donations, Paypal donations) and updates, please go to

        Thank you for your support.

        -Anna Cabrera
        Program Director
        The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)”

        Hope that helps.


        • Charlie says:


          THANK YOU!!!!!!

          I have been emailing everyone here in the US, if they can, to donate to PAWS— pets are family members and animals in general have been victims too. I am also writing SPCA and PETA. Maybe they can help also. Any amount will do. ANY.

          We have been looking for ways here to contribute online. The seniors here (neighbors) are asking how does the donation help? They do not doubt the organization but it is just for the sake of knowing and comparing. They are active in SPCA and would like to compare as to how PAWS runs.

          I am so thankful for the links sent.P lease do not hesitate to get in touch with me if there is anything else I can do for your cause.



          • Ryan says:

            Thanks Charlie,

            I agree, that’s why me and especially Scott bring a bag of cat biscuits whenever we are on the road to feed the cats who probably are very hungry and cold. Animal welfare always take a backseat to everything here and that’s a little saddening. Although as much as we want to take in more stray cats, we cant do that since we do not have the time, money and living space for it. But yeah, any help to the animals here would be great.. You may also check out the link I had for CARA in these pages, I had been there and they take care of animals well. They needed more medical supplies I heard.

            Cheers and thank you sir for kind heart!


  5. Angel says:

    Hi Guys,
    I am an Australian and would like to donate to the flood victims. Where can I do this online??? Thanks

    • Ryan says:

      Hi Angel,

      Right now, the best that you could do is contact your National Chapter of the Australian Red Cross.

      You can also direct your donations to –

      Choose “Typhoon Ondoy”

      Thanks! and Spread the word!

      • Angel says:

        Thank you!!
        Will do. I am sure many Australians would like to donate to help out the victims.

        • Ryan says:

          Thank you Angel, what happened here was truly heartbreaking. A lot of people are still needed to be rescued. Whilst the floods have subsided in most parts of Manila – the hardest hit areas have been the Province of Rizal with the towns of Marikina, Cainta and San Mateo still submerged as well as areas in the cities of Pasig and Quezon City. We are bracing for another storm headed this way in the next couple of days. God help us all.

  6. imelda says:

    My grandmother lives in Village East in Cainta. I tried calling the number to report about my grandmother in the Cainta hotline number. Unfortunately, the number given prompted a recording the the number dialed is incorrect or your number cannot be completed as dialed. Please post another number where I may inquire about my grandmother’s and other family members condition. Thank you so much

  7. Ryan says:



    These are the hotlines that our citizenry can call for disaster emergency situations, especially urgent rescue and relief needs.

    National Disaster Coordinating Committee

    Help hotlines:

    Philippine Coast Guard

    Red Cross

    Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA)

    Taguig emergency hotline

    Bureau of Fire Protection Region III (Central Luzon)
    Hotline (045) 9634376


    Other emergency hotlines
    for dumptrucks going to flooded areas for rescue of stranded people:
    0917 4226800
    0917 2414864

  8. ayee says:

    I’m very sorry to hear about the news in the Philippines. I’m a Filipina living in the UK and it breaks my heart to see those people going through such difficult times. I will be collecting donations (probably mostly food and clothing ) from work collegues, friends and families. Is there an address that i can send them to or any organisations/charity who would be able to forward it to the victims asap.

    • Ryan says:

      International Donors (Red Cross) – Choose “Typhoon Ondoy” for the Activity/Project


      To people who want to help or report and people coordinating the rescue and relief operations, please go to
      One-stop-shop for info on Ondoy. There you can check out visually through googlemap mashup where people need rescue or relief, where to drop off donations, where you can report help, news, etc., where people can go if they want to help, etc. The group is continuously trying (through software and through manual labor of typing) to get information from all these other sites and collate them there. Been helping them through feedback.
      Hope this helps.

  9. Ryan says:


    Friends overseas can now donate via MyAyala –

  10. Anthony says:

    I would like to donate for the animals. How can I do so? Also, I don’t want to give my bank info over the net, so I take it a credit card will be fine?

    How do I know that the money will go toward the animals and not the people? Thank you!

    • Ryan says:

      Please contact Nancy of CARA (Compassion and Responsibility for Animals) – CARA Clinic (between MMDA blue bldgs off EDSA) Carson Bldg, Basement Orense Street, Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati (02 8825323 or 09107297026). If you would like to make a cash donation, please contact us at

      Or the Anna of Philippine Animal Welfare Society – Thanks!

  11. Rose says:

    Are there any cargo facilities or organization in the U.S. (Specifically San Francisco, CA Bay Area)taking donated goods to be sent to the Philippines?

    • Ryan says:

      Philippine Airlines recently announced that they will be providing free airlift of donations intended for the Typhoon Ondoy victims. Please contact their San Francisco office as well as the American Red Cross at the numbers posted above. Thanks!

  12. Ondoy Victim says:

    Really appreciate the information found here, will help alot of poor victims! More power to you!

  13. Mary Harding says:

    I can not afford money but I have some nice clothes I would be happy to donate and blankets, shoes, some food stuff z9 can food)m please if any of this would be helpful, let me know and tell me where to take it or who to call.

    • Ryan says:

      Hi Mary,

      It really depends on where you are staying. If you can contact the local Filipino community in your area or better yet the Red Cross in your country. Let me know where you are and I will let you know as soon as we get hold of the information.

      Thank you very much for your kind heart. No help is too small. We need all the help we can get at this point.

      Maraming Salamat!


  14. Marion says:

    Thankyou for posting such alot of information!! I am in Australia and I have an aunty and two cousins who live in Venezuela City (but worked and went to school in 3 different places). We have not been able to contact them and neither have other relatives located in Cebu. We have no idea of their whereabouts.

    I don’t know where to begin looking for them. I have found it SO hard from Australia to find any type of information/lead that could help us locate our family (so the info I have found on this page is REALLY helpful – thankyou!!).

    At this point I have been trying to contact Red Cross, Bulacan and Venezuela City (as they were the only numbers i could find) – but cannot get through via phone or email (they bounce back).

    Is there a missing person’s hotline I can call (for Venezuela City/Bulacan specifically?) to check if our family has been rescued/report them missing?
    Also, with the numbers above, does anyone know how to dial from Australia? I have been dialling 0011 63…phone number, but it doesn’t work.


    • Ryan says:

      Try this number –

      RT @giboteodoro For those who can’t get through NDCC Rescue Hotlines. They now have a text/call line: 0917 733 4256

      To dial the Philippines – 0063 – Country Code + Area Code + Phone number

      Our friends in Australia –


      If you would like to make your donation through Australian Red Cross you can do this by the following methods:

      By credit card: securely online at or over the phone by calling 1800 811 700.

      By cheque: made payable to Australian Red Cross Typhoon Ketsana and mailed to Supporter Services Centre, GPO Box 2957, Melbourne VIC 8060


  15. Lea says:

    I live in Los Angeles, CA and I was wondering if there is anyway that we can ship donations (food, lots of clothing etc.) from here to the Philippines?

    • Ryan says:

      HI there,

      Sorry for the delayed reply. Please contact the American Red Cross for this. Thank you! Still a lot of work to do… We are bracing for more rains in the coming days.


  16. Rose says:

    Unfortunately, PAL is only accepting donated cargo to Manila from provincial airports. The country manager in San Francisco has not declared whether or not they will send donations for free. After searching online for two days, I still have not found a facility or Filipino organization accepting donations to ship.

    • dee says:

      I belong to the Filipino American Cultural Assoc of North San Diego County, here in CA. We are planning to send donation to the Philippines. I organized a flood relief last month when my hometown in Botolan Zambales was flooded and at least 10 barangays were devastated. That flood also left hundreds of people homeless that they need to be relocated. The river has now taken over the land when the dike breached.

      My twin coordinated the distribution of the funds that I collected. Every penny that I was sent was accounted for and went directly to the victims. Names and pictures were taken to show the donors where their donations went. We avoided any integrity problem knowing my family did what I directed them to do.

  17. Ferdinand says:

    Hi, I am wondering if there is a group of people gathered to do search and rescue of innocent animals too that have been affected by the storm?

    Please let me know. I’d like to help whether manpower or money. And how will I do that.

    • pktan says:

      Hi Ferdinand,

      As mentioned in an earlier comment reply by Ryan –

      contact Nancy of CARA (Compassion and Responsibility for Animals) – CARA Clinic (between MMDA blue bldgs off EDSA) Carson Bldg, Basement Orense Street, Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati (02 8825323 or 09107297026). If you would like to make a cash donation, please contact us at

      Or the Anna of Philippine Animal Welfare Society –

      ** Hope this helps

  18. Ryan says:

    Dear Pinoys in S’pore, PNB, LBC and i-Remit are waiving remittance fees for donations to the Red Cross, GK, DSWD and others. While the relief goods to be shipped by Afreight Cargo, #03-09 Lucky Plaza, Orchard Rd will be handled by the ABS-CBN Foundation. Afreight Contact Person: Maureen Schepers 6235-1011/91117855. All offices are located in Lucky Plaza. Pls pass this info to anyone who would like to help. Ty from Rico Hizon

  19. Ryan says:

    UPDATE: Philippine National Red Cross now accepting donations via paypal. Thanks!

  20. Ryan says:

    THANK YOU to everyone who sent in their donations for the animals displaced by typhoon Ondoy.

    PAWS desperately needs the ff :
    * dog cages with roof (all the kennels are now full)
    * large tent for temp shelter for cages of admitted dogs
    * WET dog and cat… food
    * flashlights, AA batt, D batts & hi-powered rechargable lamps
    * cleaning materials (chlorox, lysol, brushes)
    * old blankets and towels
    * microwave (new or 2nd hand)
    * medicine of funds to buy medicine

    Multivitamin tablets for the dogs
    multivitamin syrup for the cats
    Vibravet paste for the cats
    Doxycycline and amoxicillin (250mg) capsules for the dogs
    Silymarin or Jetepar capsules if any pets have leptospirosis
    Sangobion capsules and syrup as well.

    Fluids: D5W in LRS, D5W in 0.9NaCL, plain 0.9% NaCl,
    plain LRS, Microdrip I.V. linesI.V., Catheters Gauge 22, 24 and 26 Paracetaml, tylenol & multivitamins for the staff

    You can send to :

    * 350 Media, Room 508 Manila Bank Building, Ayala Ave, Makati c/o Marla Licandro
    * 2-B Legaspi St, Philam Homes, West Ave c/o Rich Ilustre
    * VETS IN PRACTICE c/o Dr. Nick & Marga Carpio
    63 Maysilo Circle cor Boni Ave. Mandaluyong (across Tapa King around the circle)tel no: 5311581 to 82; Pasay branch: CARVELDON VETERINARY CENTER,k Cartimar Commercial Center, Pasay, tel no: 5562885Pasig: ANIMAL CARE SPECIALISTS Pet Village, Tiendesitas 635-6895

    Thank you from the Humans and Animals of PAWS!! : )

  21. Alex says:

    The British Red Cross have launched the Asia Pacific Disasters Appeal to respond to the earthquakes in Indonesia, as well as the tsunami in Sumatra and typhoon in south-east Asia. They are urgently looking for donations to help support Red Cross emergency response operations across the region.
    All the info is at:

    • Ryan says:

      Thanks Alex! Helpful information. The Indonesian earthquakes were really devastating too as well as the tsunami in the American Samoa (not Sumatra).

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