Who else here feels like they’ve gone through hell and back? Good. Nice to know that I’m not alone.
Okay, I’ll make this quick and dirty. This is one of the worst things that everyone here has gone through in recent memory, and us who are lucky enough to be able to stay in their warm and cozy homes, and just shake their heads in disbelief at the pictures and videos of Ondoy’s rampage, should be able to do something to help those who were hit hard.
I’m just seriously thankful that this happened during the day and on a weekend. Imagine if the floods came out while we were sleeping or when we were out at work. Of course the call center people and others are still stranded, but it could have been worse.
You can donate to the Philippine Red Cross through SMS: text RED[space]AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4483 (Smart)
TXTPower is also accepting donations for Ondoy typhoon victims via SmartMoney 5577514418667103, GCash 09179751092 and Paypal.
Tulong Bayan hot lines for donations and volunteers are 09086579998, 9137122, 9136254, and 9133306. Drop-off points are at Expo Centro in Cubao in Quezon City and White Space at 2314 Pasong Tamo Extension in Makati. pls repost.
Sour Politics has a comprehensive list of Emergency Hotlines and whatnot.
Even Google has pitched in.
More information on how you can help at Quezon.ph [Tumblr Mirror].
Pictures from ondoy.tumblr.com
UPDATE: You can also donate via this ChipIn widget:
A few friends of mine cobbled up this site together so that people can chip in via PayPal and speed up the donation process.
I assure you that the site is legit; I along with my fellow bloggers can vouch for the guy who made it (Mike Villar of http://mikevillar.com)
All proceeds will go to the Philippine National Red Cross. Donations can be sent via Paypal or credit card. Please help spread the word.
I hope all our MIA friends turn up soon, regaling us with awesome stories of them fighting the floods and surviving unscathed.
Stay safe everyone.