What can you do to help the people in Iligan and Cagayan de Oro as they try to recover from Sendong?
I know I can't change the world or weather patterns in a big way, but tomorrow morning I want to do something to help alleviate the suffering down south. One small thirst or hunger quenched, a roof for a family until they can be housed permanently...what can we do?
- ElmbeardLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
My girlfriend lives in Iligan, in Tubod barangay about 200 yards from the river. She also runs a ballet school. It is very likely that her home was inundated, and that several of her pupils have perished. I have heard no news from there, despite sending a text this morning. Not surprising, since the power is down, and I think so too are the cell phone masts. I got no answer from a direct call.
This local group of bloggers has opened an appeal here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en...
This is the equivalent in Cagayan de Oro: http://sanasanz.com/2011/12/18/where-to-send-help-...
I have no idea if they are genuine or not, but I have given them the benefit of the doubt and already sent a donation through PayPal. I am too far away to do much else. They are in need of bottled water, tinned food, temporary shelter, even if it is only tarpaulins or plastic sheet to keep off the rain, blankets, disinfectant, and bags for rubbish and sewage.
Most important though, offer them your prayers.
- NerDyLv 59 years ago
Donate cash so the professional relief organizations can attend to them well. Volunteers are accepted, but cash is preferred.
- 9 years ago
send some goods, don't send money because the handlers will put them inside their pockets.
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- 9 years ago
and volunteerSource(s): help cdo and iligan!
- Anonymous9 years ago
They're not my cup of tea