Every Effort Counts: Here’s How You Can Still Help Taal Evacuees



While Taal Volcano still continues to remain at unrest and PHIVOLCS raising the alert status to level 4 (hazardous eruption imminent), here are several ways you can actually help this disaster.

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From the very quick escalation of the volcanic eruption’s casualties, it’s disheartening to see the severely affected victims and places blanketed by ashfall. This resulted to an immediate transfer to the nearest evacuation centers with little to almost nothing at hand. Despite the best efforts of concerned LGUs (Local Government Units), we’re still alarmed and worried for our displaced countrymen. While it’s saddening how some fellow Filipinos would take advantage of the situation and sell much-required N95 masks at a higher price, there are still a lot of uncredited individuals who would invisibly wear a cape when someone needs help. Don’t even get us started on how there seems to be a lack of urgency from the powers that may be.

In case you missed it in the news or in social media, there is this man who stood up the roof and cleaned windshields of passing-by cars. Also, there were volunteers that went viral for their generosity and kindness. There’s this man who roamed around handing out free surgical masks, as well as small scale food businesses opening their stores to provide free food for the Taal volcano victims.

Since a little comes a long way, you too can extend a helping hand and contribute to the donation drives and relief mobilization efforts. Are you anywhere near these service or retail centers? If you’re feeling helpless, wondering how and where else you can donate, read through the following infographs or check the stores, organizations, and service centers below that will kindly accept your donations.

Landers

Proceed to Landers membership counters of any of their Metro Manila Stores to drop off relief goods for donation. You can also shop at their website and use the code: HELPTAAL to have your purchases be sent as relief goods. Distributions of the donations will be done with the help of Matteo Guidicelli and the Philippine Army.

Photo from @landersph on Instagram

Hope In A Bottle

To transport immediate relief and the most important water pledges to Taal evacuees, Hope In A Bottle is accepting donations via PayPal, GCash, and BPI.

Photo from @hopeinabottleph on Instagram

Marqed Salon

Marqed Salon will be collecting necessities like food, water, clothes, masks, and medicine until January 16, Thursday, 8 AM.

Photo from @marqedsalon on Instagram

Repent

Having your shoes cleansed at Repent during January 13 to 17 will contribute to the donations for Taal victims.

Photo from @repentmnl on Instagram

Birch Registry

Birch Registry opens their Cash Funds facility, which is originally intended for wedding and baby registries in order to raise funds for those directly affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano. Check bit.ly/Fundraiser-Taal-2020 to donate.

Photo from @birchregistry on Instagram

Ayala Foundation

Photo from @ayalafoundation on Instagram

Whiplash Tattoo

Whiplash is open from 1 PM to 10 PM. They will personally deliver all donations to SVD Divine Word Missionary.

Photo from @whiplashtattoo on Instagram

Bloggers United PH

Bloggers United PH is also accepting donations in cash and kind. Slide into their DMs if you’re willing to donate.

Photo from @bloggersunitedph on Instagram

We Are Cora

We Are Cora accepts daily necessities and cash donations, gently reminding everyone to avoid donations in single-use plastics or sachets.

Photo from @wearecora on Instagram

Frontrow

Whether it’s to donate or to volunteer, Frontrow devotes its efforts for Taal with its relief operations.

Photo from @frontrowphoff on Instagram

PETA Theater

Theater has always been an active call to action, and in light of recent events, it continues to stand its ground and shed some light. PETA Theater and Taumbayan are joining the efforts to help in the efforts with a compelling drive for volunteerism and donations.

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