How Fil-Ams can help Yolanda victims

LOS ANGELES – On Monday night, President Benigno S. Aquino III declared a state of national calamity in order to expedite the government’s rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts in the provinces devastated by Yolanda. The state of national calamity will remain in effect until lifted by Aquino.

According to a Philippine Daily Inquirer report, as much as Php19.8 billion have been allocated by the Philippine government to help the typhoon victims.

Aquino said in a televised address that help will arrive faster to the victims.

“Let us show the heart of the Filipino, who will never be brought to his knees by any typhoon,” the President said.

As details on the death toll, extent of damages and casualties of Typhoon Yolanda (International name: Haiyan) continue to unfold in the news and social media, relief efforts for the typhoon victims are also increasing, not just in the Philippines but in the global community as well.

For the benefit of our readers and those who have been inquiring about ways to donate, Asian Journal has collected information on relief drives and international organizations that are currently accepting donations. We have consolidated them into one comprehensive list.

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)

Account Name : NDRRMC Donated Funds

Account Numbers: 0435-021927-030 (Peso Account);

0435-021927-530 (US Dollar Account);

Swift Code : DBPHPHMM Account #36002016

Address: Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), Camp Aguinaldo Branch, PVAO Compound, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Philippines 1110

Contact Person: Ms. Rufina A. Pascual

Contact Number: (632) 421-1920;911-5061 to 65 local 116

Email : [email protected]; website :

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)

Account No.: 3124-0055-81

Bank Branch Address: Land Bank of the Philippines, Batasan, Quezon City, Philippines

Contact Person: Ms. Fe Catalina Ea

Contact No.: (632)931-8101 local 226; CP(632)918-628-1897


Philippine Red Cross (PRC); Tel. (632)527-0000

Banco De Oro: (Peso) 00-453-0018647; (Dollar) 10-453-0039482;

Swift Code: BNORPHMM

Metrobank: (Peso)151-3-041631228; (Dollar)151-2-15100218-2;

Swift Code: MBTCPHMM

Philippine National Bank: (Peso) 3752 8350 0034; (Dollar) 3752 8350 0042;

Swift Code: PNBMPHMM

Unionbank of the Philippines: (Peso)1015 4000 0201; (Dollar) 1315 4000 0090;

Swift Code: UBPHPHMM

World Food Programme (WFP)

WFP has allocated $2 million for Yolanda victims, as well as 40 metric tons of fortified biscuits. Americans can text the word AID to 27722 to donate $10. They can also give donations online at;jsessionid=6567FE8838700712A5C7325B5C0F13DA.app261a?idb=1237175804&df_id=2141&2141.donation=form1&2141_donation=form1.

Red Cross

Emergency responders and volunteers of the Philippine Red Cross and international Red Cross groups have already begun their own relief operations. Volunteers and staff have delivered preliminary care and have provided hot meals to survivors. You can give by donating online or by mailing a check to your local American Red Cross chapter. Learn more about them on You can also send contributions directly to the Philippine Red Cross on


AmeriCares is sending medical aid for 20,000 survivors. This includes antibiotics, wound care supplies, and pain relievers. It is also giving funds to local organizations to purchase supplies. To support AmeriCares’ relief efforts, go to

World Vision

World Vision is providing food, water, and hygiene kits at the evacuation centers. They are also still providing help to the Bohol earthquake victims. Learn more about how you can help through

Portraits for Yolanda at Island Pacific, Panorama City

To raise funds and contribute further to worldwide relief efforts for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda, Island Pacific Supermarket, along with Monet Salon, Studio 1003 and friends have organized “Portraits for Yolanda” — a family portrait photography event which will be held on November 17, Sunday from 10am-4pm at the TFC Tambayan inside Island Pacific Supermarket in Panorama City, CA. Bring your families and have your portraits taken for only $50. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to ABS-CBN Foundation, to assist them in their relief efforts for Typhoon Yolanda victims.


ShelterBox provides families with a survival kit that includes a tent and other essential items while they are displaced or homeless. Help ShelterBox provide families with a temporary shelter. Learn more on


UNICEF anticipates that children will be among the worst affected by the typhoon. UNICEF is providing medicines, nutrition supplies, safe water and hygiene supplies to children and families in the affected areas. To help, go to or to

Salvation Army

One hundred percent of all disaster donations received by Salvation Army will be used for relief efforts and to “immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors.” Text TYPHOON to 80888 to donate $10, or you can go online at

Save The Children

Save The Children is sending relief kits for children and families, including household cleaning items, temporary school tents and learning materials. Learn more on how you can donate. Log on to

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders is sending 200 tons of medical and relief items including vaccines, tents, and hygiene kits. To support Doctors Without Borders, log on to

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)

The JDC, the Filipino Jewish community and their global parters are working to assist in addressing the immediate needs of the typhoon survivors. You can send help to the JDC by logging on to;jsessionid=2BC3D0733B61B8CB5CE8FC41B9C6FC41.app347a?df_id=2741&2741.donation=form1 or by phone at 1(212) 725-2769.

CARE’s emergency response team are coordinating with local partners in the Philippines to provide food, water, shelter, and health care for the victims of disaster. You can support CARE’s efforts via, or by phone at 1(800)521-2273 (within the US) or +1(404) 681-2252 (outside the US).

Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services is providing help with water purification, shelter materials and essential living supplies. You can donate to the CRS via or you can call via 1 (877) 435-7277. You can type in your phone number on the website and a representative will call you back to take your donation.

ABS-CBN Foundation International

ABS-CBN Foundation International is currently accepting donations for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda and the recent earthquake. Checks or money orders can be sent to ABS-CBN Foundation international at 150 Shoreline Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065. Direct deposits can be made to Wells Fargo bank account 303-618-6462 with ABA number 121-042-882. Contributions can be made online on

Habitat for Humanity

You can contribute to Habitat for Humanity’s relief efforts by logging on to or


Donations to Brick-by-Brick, Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation’s crowdfunding campaign, may be received thru via different payment channels such as PayPal, SmartMoney, and PasaBayad.

Rain Love on Manila

Rain Love on Manila is a network of Filipino volunteers across America organized by Ateneo alumna Deb Flores. RLOM is working with a local Red Cross chapter in the Philippines in distributing their relief goods. They are currently organizing efforts in major cities in the US, including New York, and Los Angeles, among others. For more info on how you can help RLOM, send an email to [email protected].

FACLA Tawid Baha Disaster Relief Drive

To help in FACLA’s Tawid Baha Disaster Relief Drive, you can send your check to the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) on 1740 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90026. FACLA is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. All donations more than $50 are tax-deductible. For more information please call FACLA at (213) 424-1527, or USAP at (213) 241-0995.

Ateneo de Manila University

Donations from Ateneo alumni and friends residing abroad may be made via wire transfer from any coutnrya round the world to Ateneo’s US dollar account with China Banking Corporation. The details are as follows:

Beneficiary Bank – 803-3278-269

China Banking Corporation

Manila, Philippines

Swift Address: CHBKPHMM

Beneficiary Customer –  Ateneo de Manila University

US$ Savings Account No. 101-732651-4

Note: Donations via this channel are for those who would not require a Certificate of Donation in US dollars for tax credits. Donors are instructed to provide the Ateneo a copy of the validated Deposit Slip by email to [email protected] or by fax to +(632)709-5406. Donors are also requested to provide the name which should appear on the official receipt, his/her complete email and postal address so that the Ateneo can mail the OR to the donor, and to indicate either DreaM Team – Yolanda, DreaM Team – Santi, or DreaM Team – Earthquake, to denote which particular calamity the assistance is to be directed.

Philippine Jesuit Foundation

Ateneo alumni and friends residing in the USA may send donations through the Philippine Jesuit Foundation. PJF issues US tax deductible receipts. PJF is a duly registered and qualified charitable organization in the US. Donations to the PJF are deductible gifts under the US Tax Code Section 501(c)(3). Donations made via this channel are fully deductible for US income tax purposes. For donations by check, the Payee is “Philippine Jesuit Foundation.” On the memo line please write “For Ateneo de Manila University fao DReaM Team – Yolanda,” “For Ateneo de Manila University fao DReaM Team – Santi,” or “For Ateneo de Manila University fao DReaM Team – Earthquake”

Send or mail the check with the donor’s (1) full name, (2) email address, and (3) postal address to:

Ms. Margaret B. Llamas

Executive Director

Philippine Jesuit Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 312, New York, NY 10028, U.S.A.

Downloadable PJF Donation Form available at:

For donations through the PJF online facility – To start a donation process, simply click on the following link or copy and paste it on your browser’s address bar: This online donation facility is secured with SSL encryption.


Christian fellowship group Victory is organizing relief efforts for Typhoon Yolanda victims. Information on how you can help can be found on n

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