As Christmas beckons, it is so sad to think that not most of us are welcoming it with all the comforts, festivities, gifts + feasts, like we are used to.  While most of us are busy doing our last-minute Christmas shopping or wrapping gifts or attending parties here + there, people down south are merely coming to terms with the recent tragedy that struck their areas.

image from https://www.pinaymommyonline.com/

This image instantly invoked the image of how my province was like during the onslaught of typhoon Pedring a few months back. It left numerous barangays + millions of people in deep, murky waters for almost a month. Such a tragic site, really! History is repeating itself, only the victims now are our brothers + sisters {along with their poor children} in Cagayan de Oro + Iligan City in Mindanao. + the culprit, Typhoon Sendong {with the international name of Washi}. 

To date, Typhoon Sendong left in its wake a death toll rising to 500 + about 30, 000 people in evacuation centers, lucky to have fled from their homes as the murky muddy water rushed in. Several of our mummy blogger friends + their families in these areas were also not spared. Photos of damage left by the typhoon in their homes + businesses are really heart-breaking to see.

These people needed all the prayers + help that they can get. If you can spare a few cash or if you have clothes, blankets, slippers + other stuffs that you are no longer using, I hope you will be kind enough to donate them to those who need them the most.

For your cash donations:

  • Xavier University – BPI CDO Divisoria Branch {Account Number: 9331-0133-63}
  • Simbahang Lingkod Bayan – Bank of the Philippine Island Loyola Katipunan Branch {Peso Checking Account Number: 3081-1111-61} {BPI Dollar Savings Account Number: 3084-0420-12}
  • CDO Bloggers – send your Paypal donations to francis.siason@gmail.com
  • Any Cebuana Lhuiller Pawnshop
For Red Cross Cash donations via SMS:
  • For Smart subscribers – text RED <amount> and send to 4143 – valid donation amounts are P10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500, 1000.  Transaction is free.
  • For Globe subscribers – text RED <amount> and send to 2899 – valid donation amounts are P5, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 and 1000.
  • thru GCASH, text DONATE<space><amount><space><MPIN><space><REDCROSS> and send to 2882
For kind donations:
  • Circle Productions, INC. – accepts donations in kind or cash. Drop off point is Max’s Restaurant at Limketkai Mall. Contact person: Francis
  • Xavier University – drop off point is at Kristohanong Katilingban Sa Pagpakabana Social Involvement Office {XU KKP-SIO}
Manila Donation Centers:
NN-SuperFerry corporate ticket outlets in:
  • Robinson’s Ermita
  • Araneta Center Cubao
  • Victory Mall Caloocan
  • Pier 15
  • Pier 2
  • NN-ATS Express Center at Pier 2

Volunteers are also needed at DSWD-Cagayan de Oro {Masterson Road, Upper Carmen} to help in repacking + delivery of relief goods. Call +639066150095 or +6388228588892.

We are also rallying donations for our fellow PMC mums, + if you would like to help, please send them to admin@pinaymommies.com

No amount is too little, let us give our brothers CDO + Iligan the gift of hope + comfort in knowing that they are not alone in this tragic calamity.

For more information on how you can help, click here.