AN URGENT APPEAL
Dear brothers and sisters:
Warm greetings of solidarity!
Our kababayans urgently need our help and support. Days after typhoon Pedring (international codename: Nesat) lashed the country on September 27, 2011, we witnessed the gravity of devastation it has brought.. Pedring left the country with more than PhP 3 billion and PhP 545 million in damages to infrastructure and agriculture, respectively, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
As of September 30, there are 43 casualties, 44 injured and 30 missing due to typhoon Pedring. The onslaught of heavy rains and winds affected a total of 205, 885 families from Ilocos, Cordillera, Cagayan, Central Luzon, Southern Tagalog, and Bicol regions, as well as from Metro Manila .
In response to the need to provide immediate aid to those affected, various youth organizations, student councils, campus publications and Kabataan Partylist have again organized TULONG KABATAAN, a relief drive for the victims of Typhoon Pedring and Quiel.
The major objective of the relief drive is to consolidate efforts among the youth in gathering immediate relief for the affected communities. We also aim to reach out to other communities affected by the floods that are not currently covered by ongoing relief and rescue operations.
TULONG KABATAAN WILL:
- Gather as many donations as possible, whether in cash or in kind, from fellow youth and students, institutions, schools and churches
- Pack goods and materials for distribution
- Deliver of goods in affected areas, integrate and express solidarity with the victims.
PRIORITIES FOR DONATIONS
FOOD: Rice, canned goods, dried fish, bread and biscuits, eggs, mongo beans, coffee and sugar, milk and formula milk, bottled water, oil and cooking condiments
MEDICINE: paracetamol, anti-diarrhea, medicine for cough and colds, hydration salts, water purification tablets, medicine for prevention of leptospirosis, vitamins
NON-FOOD: Blankets and sleeping mats/bags, tents for temporary shelter, jackets and sweaters, clothes for the young and old, cooking utensils, candles and flashlights
Cash donations can be made through the following:
Account name: Student Christian Movement of the Philippines
Branch: Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Kamias-Anonas Branch, Quezon City Philippines.
US Dollar Account No: 3324-0048-06
Peso Checking Account No: 3321-0176-64
MAIN DROP-OFF POINTS
TULONG KABATAAN COMMAND CENTER
118-B Scout Rallos, Brgy. Sacred Heart, Quezon City
Contact Person: Vanessa Bolibol 0926-1703655
OTHER DROP-OFF POINTS
Volunteers will primarily gather donations, and help in the packing and distribution of goods. They are also encouraged to invite more volunteers to join Tulong Kabataan. Volunteers can go to the Tulong Kabataan Command Center, or contact them through the details below.
CONTACT TULONG KABATAAN
HOTLINES: 0928-9526973, 0906-9357722 and 0932-3704331