Residents of Cagayan de Oro (CDO) and Iligan City who were worst hit by the deluge brought on by Typhoon Sendong (known internationally as Washi) are now in dire need of relief after whole towns were washed out by raging torrents.
Philippine Red Cross counts over 652 people dead while 808 are missing as of 7 p.m. 18 December 2011, after Typhoon Sendong dumped over 181 millimeters (mm) of rainfall (equivalent to more than a month of rain) in 24 hours, Business World Online (www.bworldonline.com) reports.
Maria Ressa reports on CNN
If you can extend help in any way possible, all contributions are badly needed. I have compiled information on all relief operations currently being conducted that I am aware of. I will keep adding information on other relief operations as soon as they become available. In the meantime, below are some operations you can support.
Volunteers are needed at Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Cagayan De Oro (Masterson Rd, upper Carmen) to repack and deliver relief goods. Call mobile no. +63 906 6150095 or land line no.+63 2 858-8892. Or follow their Twitter feeds @DSWDserve
For Sendong Emergency Fund and Donations
Xavier University Relief Center is conducting a relief operation for families affected by Typhoon Sendong. They are asking for donations in:
- Ready to eat food (noodles, canned goods, etc.)
- Bottled water
- Clean clothes, blankets, sheets, etc.
You can drop them off at the Xavier U KKP-SIO office.
You can also donate to the following agencies:
Here’s other ways you can give (from the Philippine Red Cross website):
Text RED<space>AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)
You can donate the following denominations:
Globe: 5, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000
Smart: 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 or 1000