How to Help Typhoon Yolanda Victims in the Philippines

If you are watching international news channels or constantly checking your Facebook Newsfeeds, you probably know by know that a huge part of the Visayas region in the Philippines was devastated by Typhoon Yolanda also known as Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Help Typhoon Yolanda Victims in the Philippines
Help Typhoon Yolanda Victims in the Philippines (photo by UNICEF)

Unconfirmed number of death already reached 10,000 and a lot people are still missing. Agricultural properties and majority of the houses are totally destroyed and most of the typhoon victims are staying in an over populated evacuation centers with no food and clean water to drink.

Donate to Philippine Red Cross to help Typhoon Yolanda Victims
Donate to Philippine Red Cross to help Typhoon Yolanda Victims

You can bring used clothes and non perishable food items to the nearest donation centers near you. Your help will definitely go a long way to help our brothers and sisters who were devastated by Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan.

You can also donate cash to the following organizations listed below:

Ways to Help the Typhoon Haiyan : Yolanda Victims
Ways to Help the Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda Victims (image courtesy of Rappler)

If you are based in the Philippines, you can send your donations to the following:

  • DSWD is accepting donations: NAIA Chapel Road, Pasay City (at the back of CAAP)
    • Roel Montesa – 09263469927, [email protected]
    • Elma Pille – [email protected]
    • Cash deposits accepted – DSWD Bank Acct. at Landbank of the Philippines Nos. 3122-1011-84 (current) and 3124-0055-81 (savings) Fe Catalina Ea – 09186281897
    • Repacking of relief goods ongoing at DSWD-NROC, Pasay City. Interested volunteers can call 8512681 to schedule.
  • World Vision, an international Christian humanitarian, development and relief organization is accepting donations for Typhoon Yolanda survivors. Donor hotline 372-7777 or visit their website
  • Operation Walang Iwanan – Gawad Kalinga
  • World Food Programme Philippines is accepting donations through their website
  • ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya pledge lines (02) 411-0183, 411-0182, 411-0115
    Accepting relief goods and cash donations, with other drop-off points nationwide: Cebu, Bacolod, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro and Davao
  • The Philippine Red Cross provides many ways to donate. Hotline: 143 Trunkline: 5270000
    • You may also SMS donations by texting RED<space>AMOUNT to 2899(Globe) or 4143(Smart)
  • Cebu Provincial Government, is in need of volunteers to repack relief goods for Northern Cebu, Leyte, and Bohol. Contact Ms. Evelyn Senajon at 254-7198 and 254-8397, PSWDO, Ground Floor Executive Bldg., Cebu Provincial Capitol.
  • The Office of Senator Bam Aquino, Extension Room 23, 5/F Senate of the Philippines, GSIS Financial Complex, Pasay City, is accepting donations Monday to Thursday from 9am – 6pm. Contact Mr. Ares Goyena at (0917)621-6311.
  • The Philippine Daily Inquirer is accepting cash donations through the following accounts:
    • BPI – C/A 4951-0067-56
      Account name – Philippine Daily Inquirer Inc.
      Metrobank – C/A 7286-8109-30
      Account name – Philippine Daily Inquirer Inc.
      Contact Bianca Casilag or Connie Kalagayan at 897-8808 or 899-4426.
  • All LBC branches are accepting donations for typhoon Yolanda victims until November 30.
  • The Archdiocese of Manila is accepting cash donations for Yolanda Relief Fund. You may deposit in any of the following bank accounts:
    • For Peso donations: BPI S/A #0053-2762-53.
    • For USD donations: BPI S/A #0054-0089-53
    • For Euro donations: BPI S/A #00545-0139-49
    • Account name:ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF MANILA, BPI Plaza Cervantes Branch, Binondo, Manila
    • For acknowledgement of donation, please contact or send deposit slip to: TREASURY AND ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT, Arzobispado de Manila,121 Arzobispo St., Intramuros, Manila
    • TEL/FAX Nos. (632)5273852, 5273953
    • Email at: [email protected]
  • Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC), through Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF), is now accepting donations for our kababayans affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Drop your donations in JGF coinbanks found in over 2,000 JFC stores (Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal and Burger King) across the country. You may also opt to directly deposit your cash or check donations to these bank accounts:
    • PESO ACCOUNT: Metrobank – Cubao Araneta Branch (Account Name: Jollibee Group Foundation – 473-7-47301401-3)
    • DOLLAR ACCOUNT:BDO – Megamall BranchAccount Name: Jollibee Foundation, Inc.Account Number: 100661267008Swift Code: BNORPHMM

* List courtesy of Rappler

If you are living outside the Philippines, you can send your donations trough the following NGO’s:

UNICEF is now airlifting $1.3 million of additional supplies from its Copenhagen warehouse. You can donate online, call 1-800-367-5437 or text RELIEF to 864233.

The Philippine Red Cross is providing a tracking service for family members looking for missing people. The organization is accepting online donations on its website (100 PHP = $2.30).

The American Red Cross anyone send a check to their local chapter, indicating “Philippines Typhoons and Floods” in the memo line.

The World Food Programme is mobilizing 40 metric tons of high-energy biscuits and additional relief supplies. They are still accepting donations online or by calling 1-202-747-0722 or +39-06-65131 from outside the U.S.

CARE is accepting donations online and has deployed workers to the Philippines to assist with emergency relief. You can also call them at 1-800-521-2273 or +1-404-681-2252 for additional donations.

The International Rescue Committee has also dispatched a team of aid workers to assist in assessing the damage and providing access to clean water and hygiene and sanitation needs. The organization is asking for donations online.

Philippines : Youth from around the world stand with you
Philippines : Youth from around the world stand with you

If you are looking for a person who lives in Typhoon devastated areas, Google Person Finder has launched a Typhoon Yolanda page. Google also has a Google Crisis Map for evacuation and relief information.

  1. Micole l Philippine Traveler says

    May I also add that SM Malls have booths that accept donations in kind for Yolanda victims as well. =)

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