In the last week, Typhoon Odette had struck various parts of Visayas and Mindanao, leaving communities in need of support. To extend aid to families in need, here are some groups and initiatives accepting donations for victims of Typhoon Odette.
UPLB community joins together
The UPLB community can give their helping hand in cash or in kind through the UPLB AGAPAY, UPLB’s Disaster Response Task Force. UPLB AGAPAY is spearheaded by Serve the People Brigade UPLB, UPLB Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UPLB Ugnayan ng Pahinungod, UPLB University Student Council, All UP Academic Employees Union – Los Baños.
They have given various channels for monetary donations, while donations in kind should be dropped off at the Student Union Building in UPLB. UPLB AGAPAY can be reached at @stpbuplb on Facebook and Twitter.
Mark Jamer, a UPLB student based in Eastern Samar, is accepting monetary donations for communities affected by the storm surge of Typhoon Odette in the small islands and barangays along the coastal lines in his province. Donations can be sent on any of the channels above and will be used to buy food, drinking water, blankets, clothes, and baby essentials for these communities mostly composed of farmers and fisherfolk.
He may be reached through his Facebook account at https://www.facebook.com/markcjamer.
Youth organization League of Filipino Students is also accepting monetary donations to help victims of Typhoon Odette, especially in Cebu, Southern Leyte, Eastern Bohol, Surigao del Norte, and Dinagat Islands. Donations may be given to the following accounts above, and they can be reached through their Facebook page.
The League of Filipino Students is the leading youth-led anti-imperialist organization in the country.
Both monetary and in-kind donations for the benefit of victims in Visayas and Mindanao are accepted through ASEAN Youth Cares (AYC) by the ASEAN Youth Associates Network – Philippine Chapter (AYAN Philippines). Various channels for monetary donations are above, and drop-off points are available all throughout NCR, and in Cavite.
AYAN Philippines is a youth-led & non-profit organization that paves the way for the Filipino youth to experience ASEAN socio-civic involvement while exploring one ASEAN identity. They can be reached through their Facebook page.
To lend a hand for families in Mindanao affected by Typhoon Odette, monetary and in-kind donations around Southern Tagalog can be sent to the National Union of Students – Southern Tagalog. Monetary donations will be used to buy relief goods, load and school supplies for affected students and families and may be sent to any of the channels above. Meanwhile, the NUSP-ST can be reached through the phone numbers mentioned or at their Facebook page for in kind donations such as clothes, food, and masks.
The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) is a nationwide alliance of more than 650 student councils, governments, federations, and unions committed to the advancement of students’ democratic rights and welfare.
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