Typhoon Egay (international name: Doksuri) struck the Philippines this week, bringing heavy rains and violent winds to different parts of Northern Luzon.
According to the NDRRMC, the powerful cyclone left some people dead and others injured. It also affected hundreds of thousands of residents in more than 10 regions, including Luzon, Western Visayas, and Northern Mindanao, among others. Most of them are now staying in evacuation centers for shelter and assistance.
If you have the means to extend a hand to our kababayans in need, here's a running list of organizations and donation drives where you can offer help.
The Philippine Star's Operation Damayan
The Philippine STAR’s humanitarian is urging all compassionate Pinoys to unite in serving as real-life heroes to the families affected by Typhoon Egay through the relief operations of its humanitarian arm, Operation Damayan.
The Philippine STAR's Operation Damayan is currently accepting cash donations through GCash by looking for the Payment Solution tab on the app and searching for Philstar Daily Inc.
You can also deposit your donation to Philstar Daily Inc./ Operation Damayan Metrobank Savings Account No. 151-7-15152422-9. For record purposes, donors sending their payment via bank transfer are encouraged to send a photo of their deposit slip to [email protected].
For inquiries, interested parties may contact Emie Cruz at +63917-4695009 or (02)8527-7777 local 2111.
If you're a GCash user, you can help out by donating e-money to trusted partner organizations like the Ayala Foundation’s Disaster Resilience Team, Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Kapuso Foundation, UNICEF, Philippine Red Cross, Caritas Manila, Save the Children, and World Vision. You may simply scan the QR codes here.
Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, Inc.
For Our Farmers Inc., PH
Looking to extend a helping hand to local farmers who got affected by the typhoon? You may send your donations to For Our Farmers, Inc. Philippines. Its target areas include Cagayan, Isabela, and Pangasinan.
Bikers for a Cause
Residents of Taguig and nearby cities can likewise extend help to the communities affected by the typhoon through the Philippine Marine Corps' donation drive through its Bikers for a Cause foundation. The organization is currently accepting contributions in the form of canned goods, rice, instant noodles, water, and medicines.
Interested donors can drop off their gifts at the headquarters of the Philippine Marine Corps in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.