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  • 5 Ways You Can Send Cash Donations And Relief Goods To Victims Of Typhoon Tisoy

    Thousands of families had to evacuate their homes due to the typhoon.
    by Kate Borbon .
5 Ways You Can Send Cash Donations And Relief Goods To Victims Of Typhoon Tisoy
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  • Since Typhoon Tisoy made landfall on Monday, December 2, it has caused tremendous damage in various parts of the Philippines.

    Typhoon Tisoy, which is known internationally as Kammuri, had maximum sustained winds of nearly 215 kilometers per hour (130 miles per hour), as CNN reports. It brought strong winds and torrential rainfall to different regions of the country.

    According to Rappler, Tisoy made landfall in four areas: Gubat, Sorsogon at 11 p.m. on Monday, December 2; San Pascual Masbate at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, December 3; Torrijos, Marinduque at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 3; and Naujan, Oriental Mindoro at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3.

    The Bicol region was devastated by the typhoon, as well as the province of Albay. CNN says that in anticipation of the typhoon, local authorities in Albay had thousands of citizens evacuate their homes.

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    Rappler reports that as of 5 a.m. on Wednesday, December 4, Tisoy has weakened from a typhoon into a severe tropical storm and is continually moving away from the Philippines. Still, many Filipinos are in need of aid.

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    In a report just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 4, the Philippine News Agency (PNA) says that more than 360,000 people have been affected by the typhoon, according to information from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

    As of 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, the NDRRMC has recorded 345,064 people staying in evacuation centers and 17,474 people being aided outside.

    396,042 people have also been evacuated in Bicol, Eastern Visayas, CALABARZON and MIMAROPA, as PNA reports. Meanwhile, 13 have been found dead from the onslaught of Tisoy, according to ABS-CBN News.

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    How to help Tisoy victims

    If you want to extend cash or in-kind aid to the victims of Typhoon Tisoy, various groups and organizations in the country are accepting donations right now. Here are some of them.

    Caritas Manila, Inc.

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    Click here to make your donation (choose Caritas Damayan Typhoon Tisoy).

    Donations may also be deposited to the Caritas Manila, Inc. savings accounts, sent via Cebuana Lhuillier, or dropped off at this address: 2002 Jesus St., Pandacan, Manila. For proper acknowledgment of cash donations made thru bank deposit, please fax a copy of the deposit slip to 8563-9306 or email a scanned copy of it to donorcare@caritasmanila.org.ph. Don’t forget to indicate your name and address.

    Save the Children Philippines

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    Click here to make your donation.

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    Kaya Natin Movement Philippines

    Donations may also be deposited to the Kaya Natin Movement savings account. For proper acknowledgment of cash deposits made thru bank deposit, send a copy of your deposit slip to knmovement@gmail.com. For inquiries, contact (02) 8518-0021.

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    Shared Aid Fund for Emergency Response (SAFER)

    Click here to make your donation.

    Donations may also be deposited to the SAFER savings account. For proper acknowledgment of cash donations made thru bank deposit, send your deposit slip to saferphilippines@gmail.com.

    GMA Kapuso Foundation

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    Click here to make your donation.

    Donations may be deposited to the GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc. savings accounts or dropped off at this address: 2/F GMA Kapuso Center, Samar Avenue corner GMA Network Drive, Quezon City. The office is open from Mondays to Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For inquiries, contact 8928-9351 or 8928-4299 or send a message to their Facebook page.

    Even before natural calamities strike, it's best to be prepared. Click here to learn about what you need to put in your family's emergency go-bag.

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