AN URGENT APPEAL
Dear brothers and sisters:
Warm greetings of solidarity!
Our kababayans (countrymen) urgently need our help and material support, as heavy rains lashed our country caused by Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) in Mindanao particularly Cagayan de Oro, Bukidnon, Compostella Valley, Surigao provinces, Agusan del Norte, Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte and Davao Oriental; Visayas particularly Negros Island, Panay, Cebu, Bohol, Leyte provinces and parts of Palawan.
Kabataan Party-list together with its national youth organizations, university student councils, College Editors Guild of the Philippines and its member publications have revived TULONG KABATAAN, a relief drive/ volunteer network for the victims of the recent incident.
The major objective of the relief drive is to consolidate efforts among the youth in gathering immediate relief for 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
- Convene as many volunteers as possible
- Pack goods and materials for distribution
- Delivery 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
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: College Editors Guild of the Philippines
Branch: Postal Bank Intramuros
Peso Checking Account No: 001003036211
MAIN DROP-OFF POINTS
TULONG KABATAAN COMMAND CENTER
Tulong Kabataan c/o United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP)
877 Epifanio de Los Santos Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, 1104 Metro Manila, Philippines
Volunteers will primarily gather donations and help in 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 0926.722.27.23.
CONTACT TULONG KABATAAN
HOTLINES: (02) 4370148 and (02) 3521054
WEB: TULONG KABATAAN on Facebook and www.kabataanpartylist.com