Monday, October 26, 2015

Typhoon Lando: How you can help

Typhoon Lando (international name Koppu) made landfall in the Philippines last October 18 and it has since been declared by the NDRRMC as the biggest storm to hit the country so far this year. According to Manila Bulletin, as of October 26, a total of 64 people have been killed. Rappler reports that about a million people have been affected, with 25,000 families displaced from their homes and needing to take shelter in evacuation centers. According to the Inquirer, Lando has caused damages amounting to P9 billion. A bit of good news though, the United Nations praised the Philippine government for being prepared.

Hundreds of thousands of people impacted by typhoon Lando still need help. If you would like to provide assistance, Rappler provides an extensive list. Click here for the full list. Here's a shorter list:

Red Cross
You can donate in cash (through bank deposits) or in kind. You can also donate online (select Typhoon Lando (KOPPU) in the campaign field.

World Vision
Online donations will be used to provide hygiene kits and life saving materials for a whole family. While the site suggests donations of P1500, P3000, add P6000, donors may choose other amounts.

ABS-CBN Foundation
You can donate online through this link.

Kapuso Foundation
The Kapuso Foundation is collecting donations in kind that you can bring to the GMA Kapuso Warehouse in Tandang Sora, Q.C. They are also asking for volunteers who can help in the repacking efforts. Check out this link for more details.

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