You’ve probably learned about the distressing state in some parts of the Philippines, most especially in the Visayas region due to the onslaught of super typhoon Yolanda. The devastation saddens me to no end and my heart goes out to my kababayans there who are struggling right now due to the lack of basic necessities.
There are so many ways to help, and I’ve compiled different ways to help in this post, be it through buying art, selling clothes, or even just as simple as pasaloading to Red Cross.
Despite this tragedy, I’m grateful that a lot of people are showing compassion and using social media for the greater good and initiating action. Every bit counts, and I’m optimistic that together, we can make a difference.
Donate money to the Philippine Red Cross through SMS:
Text RED<space>AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)
You can donate the following denominations:
Globe: 5, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000
Smart: 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 or 1000
Help through art-related ventures:
– Leigh Reyes is auctioning her pens for the Yolanda survivors, check out her site for details.
– The artforhaiyan tumblr (artforhaiyan.tumblr.com) lists art-related ventures for this cause.
– The Bloom Arts Festival on November 15 at the Collective will have a donation area for people who want to help in cash or in kind, and a portion of their raffle ticket sales will also be donated.
– Check out “The Goody bag” designed by Wiji. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to families of the survivors.
If you’ve been following me on instagram (@aphazia), you might have seen a lot of my posts lately are illustrations of my merbirds. I made some merbird coloring cards (only Php25 each!) and some other special edition merbirds that I’m selling for a cause this Saturday, November 16, at Moonleaf Maginhawa, during the Muni X Moonleaf 2014 Planner launch. ALL proceeds from this sale will be donated to the Yolanda relief efforts. I can also customize a colored merbird for you on the spot, for a negotiable fee (highest price is Php100), depending on the design.
Help through books/comics:
There are a lot of fundraising efforts in this Saturday’s Komikon.
Bookbed is donating all the proceeds from books sold in their site to the Phil. Red Cross.
More ways to help:
This page is regularly updated and filled with various ways to help.
For our friends abroad, you can still help! CNN has compiled a comprehensive list of where you can donate. Read it here.