I never knew the extent of damage of the Sendong typhoon last weekend until I arrived Manila yesterday. It’s indeed heartbreaking. We are already trying to feel the Christmas spirit and all of a sudden, this tragedy happened. The photos all over the news and in the world wide web made me speechless. If I’ve got one wish, it’s for everyone out there to relive the real essence of Christmas. It’s a season of giving. Let’s all do our part in helping the Sendong typhoon victims in our own little way. We can give up the gifts and instead ask our friends and relatives to just donate our share to them. Here are some details where we can give our donations.

Of course, you can freely choose other organizations where you can send in your donations. The point is let’s do our part. Here are just some channels where you can send in your donations. You can do it through redcross.org.ph or through the DREAM TEAM (Disaster REsponse And Management Team) of Ateneo.

I’m re-posting the details listed on Patty Laurel’s blog on how to donate. Thank you Patty! 😀

The Bills Payment facility of Metrobank at any branchDonor fills out two copies of the Payment Slip and indicates the following details:

Company name: Ateneo de Manila University
Subscriber Name: name of donor as will appear in the Ateneo official receipt
Reference Number: DREAM Team
Subscriber number: 002
Mode of payment: Indicate whether cash or check
Amount of payment: indicate Php amount.

Giving checks or cash directly to the Ateneo For checks, pay to the Order of Ateneo de Manila University FAO DReaM Team and addressed to Dr. Edna P. Franco, Vice President for Administration and Planning, Xavier Hall 2F, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108. Please indicate donor’s name and address so that an official receipt can be sent to the donor.

For donations in US Dollars, a wire transfer can be made via China Bank with the following details:

Beneficiary Customer: Ateneo de Manila University;
US$ S/A Account No. 101-732651-4
Beneficiary Bank: 803-3278-269; China Banking Corporation; Manila, Philippines;
Swift Address: CHBKPHMM

To deposit directly to Xavier University, you may deposit through their BPI Account:

Company name: Xavier University
Account #: 9331-0133-63
Branch: CDO, Divisoria Branch Account

For those who wish to donate in kind, you may bring the following to the Ateneo School of Government at the Socio-Development Complex:

Personal Hygiene pack: Toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo, handsantizers