Wanna help Sendong survivors but don’t know how?

Here are some simple options!

1. Donate to Red Cross by texting RED < amount > to 2899 for Globe subscribers and 4143 for Smart subscribers. You may donate in these denominations: 5, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500, and 1000.

2. Course donations through Gawad Kalinga, the ABS-CBN Foundation, the GMA Kapuso Foundation, and Cebuana Lhuillier. For their bank details and other avenues for donations, visit

http://tinyurl.com/inquirerdonate or http://tinyurl.com/philstardonate.

3. Drop donations off at your nearest LBC or JRS Express branch. They’ll deliver them for free to the hardest-hit areas.

4. If you’re in the vicinity, the UP Institute for Small-Scale Industries will also be accepting monetary and material donations for the victims of Typhoon Sendong until January 7, 2012. You may leave donations with the guard or at the 4th floor, Director’s Office.

5. Pass the message! :)

According to the UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs, the urgent needs now are:

  1. Water and ready-to-eat food like biscuits. (Not so much pork products, as we do have a large Muslim community. Less noodles, as this needs water to cook.)
  2. Hygiene kits (toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth, underwear, soap)
  3. Cooking pots, blankets, water containers.
  4. Anti-diarrhea, anti-tetanus, and cough meds. Antibiotics like cefazolin, metronidazole, gentamicin, and ampicillin are much needed.

Sendong (international name Washi) is a typhoon that recently ravaged the southern part of the Philippines. It has left a thousand dead, hundreds injured or missing, more than a billion pesos damages in crops and infrastructure, and incalculable suffering and grief. It has been dubbed “the world’s deadliest storm this year.”

You can do something to help.

Also: For those who choose to help, Rocket Kapre has a gift for you at Flipreads.com.

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