Here Are Reputable Organizations and Foundations That You Can Donate To For The Relief of Those Affected By The Taal Eruption
These are organizations that will be able to issue a certificate of donation, ensuring that the help you extend reaches the affected groups
Last Sunday, the Taal Volcano was downgraded from Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3, signalling that there had been a “decreased tendency towards hazardous eruption.” Even as sulfur dioxide and volcanic earthquakes decrease, thousands of families are still in evacuation centers around the Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, and Quezon area, with much of their homes and livelihood lost or damaged. Animals, including hundreds of Taal horses—the very same equine animals that used to transport tourists around the volcano island—have either passed away or been subject to severe illness.
Donations are very much welcome, and if you’re looking to contribute to the relief efforts but are wary because you’re not sure if the help you’ll be extending will actually reach those who are affected by this calamity, we’ve put together the complete list of foundations and NGOs that you can contact and send your donations to. These organizations will also be able to issue a certificate of donation, says Susan Afan, ABS-CBN Foundation’s Managing Director.
Below, certified foundations and NGOs verified by the Association of Foundations and the Philippine Council for NGO Certification, that you can contact to send relief goods and donations.
The Aboitiz Foundation is distributing food packs, N95 masks, sleeping kits, and hygiene kits. They cover evacuation centers in Sto. Tomas, Lipa, and Malvar.
ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc.
ABS-CBN Foundation is need of donations in cash and in kind (rice, easy-open canned goods, bottled water, face masks, hygiene kits, blankets, mats, towels, face towels, diapers), as well as drinking water for evacuation centers and volunteers. They also have calls for volunteers for repacking which they announce regularly on their Facebook page. They are involved in psychological first aid, clean up, and rehabilitation as well.
Contact person/s: Marcel Rinon (+63 917 807 8082) for relief operations; Josine Reyes (+63 917 675 3300) for partnerships and donations.
BDO Foundation, Inc.
They are distributing relief packs in Batangas City, Sto. Tomas, and Tanauan. Contact Rose M. Espinosa ([email protected]) to get involved.
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Child and Family Service Philippines, Inc. (Baguio City)
They are in need of gasoline and toll gate funds for the trucks and vehicles used to transport donations from Benguet to Batangas. They are distributing clothes, underwear, water, woven face masks, food packs, and vegetables from farmers. Contact Carmen Gomez-Moyaen (+63 917 8511 0244, +63 928 559 9231, [email protected]).
Jesuit Volunteers Philippines Foundation, Inc. / Tanging Yaman Foundation, Inc.
They have a call for cash donations c/o the Ateneo de Manila, their focal partner in mobilizing the Jesuit network. Ateneo coordinataes with De La Salle Lipa and the Archdiocese of Lipa, through the social action center, for the delivery of goods to least served communities in the area. Contact Blas Descallar at [email protected].
Manila Water Foundation
They are in need of additional funding for the provision of potable water and hygiene kits as well as closed vans for the delivery of water to evacuation sites: Sta. Teresita, San Pascual, Nasugbu, Bauan, Tagaytay City, Silang, and Dasmariñas.
Contact person/s: Floracoelli M. Masajo-Hernandez, Program Manager (+63 977 082 4438) for relief operations; Nathaniel George A. Hipolito (+63 917 710 0979) for donations.
Negrense Volunteers for Change Foundation, Inc. (Negros)
They are calling for donations on their website and are distributing help to Lipa City evacuation centers. Contact Milette Regalado (+63 917 300 0342).
World Vision Development Foundation, Inc.
Donations may be sent through their website, and those received will be used to provide hygiene kits (bath and laundry soaps, toothbrushes and toothpastes, sanitary packs, nail cutter, undergarments and malong or tube skirt), non-food items (mosquito net, mats and blankets), dust mask and drinking water, as well as child-friendly spaces to help children cope from the distress.
Yakap sa Kaunlaran ng Bata, Inc.
YKBI is seeking support for relief goods and the establishment of child-friendly spaces. You can access their full emergency response plan through this link. Contact Rosa Cosejo (+63 948 849 0162) or Roldan Perez (+64 930 841 1097).