What can you do to help the people in Iligan and Cagayan de Oro as they try to recover from Sendong?

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/241995/scitec...

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?

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  • 9 years ago
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    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.

  • NerDy
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Donate cash so the professional relief organizations can attend to them well. Volunteers are accepted, but cash is preferred.

  • 9 years ago

    ay hija, go to red cross center, I now they have in maynila. your donations will be send to the victims, noh? or go here http://www.redcross.org.ph/

    you are so nice to help people. may God bless people like you.

  • send some goods, don't send money because the handlers will put them inside their pockets.

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  • 9 years ago
    Source(s): help cdo and iligan!
  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    They're not my cup of tea

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