Severe Tropical Storm Paeng (International name: Nalgae) has caused flash floods and landslides in the Philippines, leaving a number of people dead, injured, and missing.
Heavy rains started on Thursday, Oct. 27, which have since affected various Filipino families mostly on Mindanao island. Some residents have been forced to move to safer grounds as the storm continues to batter several areas of the country.
If you wish to extend a hand to our kababayans in need, check out this ongoing list of organizations and donation drives where you can offer help and assistance.
Caritas Philippines is inviting everyone to take part in its Alay Kapwa program to assist those who have been affected by the storm. You may send your donations via BPI, Metrobank, BDO, and GCash.
Ateneo de Zamboanga University
The university—along with the Social Awareness and Community Service Involvement Office, Quick Response Team—is accepting monetary donations through BPI, which will be used to buy food, hygiene kits, and other essentials for the victims.
Bangsamoro Information Office
Noting how the storm has affected over thousands of households in Cotabato City, Maguindanao Del Norte, and Maguindanao Del Sur, the Bangsamoro Information Office encouraged Filipinos to come together and offer a helping hand through cash and in-kind donations. “Your help will go a long way. Paeng may be strong but the Bangsamoro is stronger.”
University of the Philippines Mindanao — Student Council
The student leaders of UP Mindanao has launched a donation drive for Paeng victims. Monetary and in-kind donations are welcome.
Aklan Volunteer Youth Action Network
The youth organization in Aklan has also called for donations for affected communities. “Many displaced Aklanon families require immediate assistance,” AVYAN said. Aside from financial help, you may also offer in-kind donations such as canned goods, water, rice, clothes, noodles, blankets, first-aid kits, and hygiene kits.
Note: This is an ongoing list. Refresh this page from time to time for updates.