How to help the flood victims of typhoon Ondoy in the Philippines

These are some of the shocking and heart wrenching videos of the recent floods that hit Manila on September 26, 2009 . Most were taken by ordinary citizens who shot the videos of the scenes happening around them.

These pictures are closer to home. These were taken by the adventurous Salva brothers and posted on their facebook page and shared with everyone.

in front of GH West clubhouse

Wislon St. near P. Guevarra

Typhoon Ondoy or Ketsana has caused so much death and damage that hasn’t been seen in Manila in decades. The cost of damages will not be known for weeks. I’m sure it will be a huge amount. An amount that the Philippines cannot afford. Several tv channels are trying to raise funds for the victims. You can also help wherever you are in the world.

A subterranean walkway in Makati filled with flood water

Car pile up after the flood waters have receded. A very common sight in many areas.

I compiled some data on how you can help the families affected by the flooding in Manila. (Constantly updated)

Most urgent needs

  • Food items: Rice, noodles, canned goods, sugar, iodized salt, cooking oil, monggo beans and potable water
  • Medicines: Paracetamol, antibiotics, analgesic, oral rehydration salts, multivitamins and medications to treat diarrheal diseases
  • Non-food items: Bath soaps, face towels, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, plastic mats, blankets, mosquito nets, jerry cans, water containers, water purification tablets, plastic sheetings, and Laundry soap

ABS-CBN HOTLINE: 416-36-41
SAGIP KAPAMILYA: 413-2667 / 416-0387
You can drop off donations at No 13 Examiner Street, Quezon City, Look for Ms Girlie Aragon
Bank: Banco de Oro, Mother Ignacia branch
Acct name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.
Acct no.: 5630020111
Routing code for international cash donations
ABS-CBN Foundation US Office: Toll-Free 1-800-527-2820
GMA Kapuso Foundation calls for donations for families affected by Typhoon “Ondoy”
The following donations are needed:
Monetary Donation
Canned Goods
you may drop your donations at:
2nd Floor GMA Kapuso Center
GMA Network Drive cor. Samar Streets
Diliman, Quezon City 1103
Telephone Nos.: (632) 982.7777 loc. 9901 & 9905
Telefax: (632) 928.9351 / 928.4299

Peso Savings
Account Name : GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number : 3-098-51034-7

Dollar Savings
Account Name : GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number : 2-098-00244-2
Peso Savings
Account Name : GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number : 469-0022189
Dollar Savings
Account Name : GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number : 469-0072135
More numbers and information from Manolo Quezon’s site

From my friend Lila:
Those who are abroad who want to donate funds to the typhoon victims in the Philippines, please send money to Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC) (a reliable NGO) or the Philippine National Red Cross. Please note that using Paypal is still the safest option.

More information on how you can help: (from here)

Businesses/ Commercial Establishments
1. Aranaz Stores in Rockwell & Greenbelt is accepting donations of any kind for Payatas communities affected by Ondoy

2. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will be accepting canned goods, water, clothes, blankets, towels, medicine, and emergency supplies (no cash) in all our branches on behalf of the victims of Typhoon Ondoy starting today until Friday. Your generosity will be much appreciated during this difficult time for our brothersand sisters in need.

3. Luca stores (Rockwell, Shang-rila, Eastwood, or GA towers): Send your old clothes & donations (no cash pls).

4. Manor Superclub, Eastwood City will accept goods and other emergency items starting Sunday at 10 am.

5. Ministop IBARRA (Espana cor. Blumentritt, Sampaloc Manila) is also accepting relief goods, Food (non-perishable goods only) Clothing, Medicines, Beds, Pillows, Blankets, Emergency Supplies to help Typhoon Ondoy victims.

6. Moonshine boutique in Rockwell also accepting relief good to help Ondoy victims in Marikina and Cainta.

7. Papemelroti stores in 91 Roces Ave. / Ali Mall Cubao / SM City North EDSA / SM Fairview / SM Megamall / Glorietta 3 in Makati / SM Centerpoint / SM Southmall are accepting relief goods (canned goods / milk / bottled water / clothes – NO CASH pls.)

8. Power Plant Mall accepting donations for ABS-CBN foundation. Drop off at admin office, P1 level.

9. Team Manila stores in Trinoma, Mall of Asia, Jupiter Bel-Air and Rockwell shall be accepting relief goods (Canned Goods, Ready-to-drink Milk,Bottled Water and Clothes) for distribution by Veritas.

10. Whitespace 2314 Chino Roces Ave Ext as a Makati drop-off for relief goods.

Government/ Civil Society/ Others
1. Victory Fort is opening its doors to those affected by the typhoon. Call 813-FORT.

2. ABS-CBN through Banco de Oro account number 56300-20111 account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Incorporation

3. Akbayan’s taking donations, call 433-69-33/433-68-31 to donate or volunteer.

4. Citizens Disaster Response Center (CDRC): Relief goods for typhoon victims being accepted at 72-A Times St., West Triangle, QC. Tel (+632-9299820/22)

5. Sen. Kiko Pangilinan is accepting donations @ AGS Bldg Annex, 446 EDSA Guadalupe Viejo. Contact Vina Vargas at (+632917-8081247)

6. Luzon Relief: Donations can be brought to RENAISSANCE FITNESS CENTER, 2nd Floor, Bramante Building, Renaissance Towers Ortigas, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City starting MONDAY (Sept.28) / 9am – 7pm Contact Person: Warren Habaluyas (+632929-8713488) or email at

7. Miriam Quiambao drop off points: One Orchard Road Building in Eastwood, or message for more details.

8. Move for Chiz is asking for volunteers and donations at Bay Park Tent, along Roxas Blvd., beside Max Restaurant and Diamond Hotel in Manila, or at Gilas Minipark at Unang Hakbang St., Gilas Q.C.

9. NoyMar relief Operations: Clare Amador (+639285205508) or Jana Vicente at +639285205499). Drop off for relief donations is at Balay Expo Center across Farmers Market Cubao.

10. Operation Rainbow (Zac Faelnar Camara) at Ayala Alabang Village needs Canned Goods, Ready-To-Eat Food, Bottled Water, Ready-To-Drink Milk/ Juice, Clothing, Blankets, contact (+632-4687991)

11. Philippine Army Gym inside Fort Bonifacio or GHQ Gym in Camp Aguinaldo are now distributing donations for Ondoy Victims.

12. Philippine National Red Cross‘ different ways to Donate.

13. Red Cross Load Donations: Right now the easiest way to make donations from the seat of your chair is via mobile phone load. The Red Cross Rescue and Relief Operations. Text: REDAMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4483 (Smart)

14. Relief Efforts for Pasig at Valle Verde 1 Village Park, contact (+632916-4945000, +632917-5273616)

15. Sagip Kapamilya hotlines (+632-4132667, +632-4160387) #13 Examiner St. West Triangle, QC.

16. Tulong Bayan hotlines for donations and volunteers are (+632908-6579998) Marilyn, (+632939-3633436) Jenn (+632-9137122, +632-9136254 & +632-9133306).

17. TXTPower now accepts donations via SmartMoney 5577514418667103, GCash 09179751092 and Paypal

18. World Vision partners with Phil Coast Guard and kind individuals for relief distribution to 3k families. Call (+632-3747618 local 242) or text (+632917-8623209) to help.

19. Worldvision Foundation is also accepting donations/volunteers to pack relief goods in QC. For $-donations, BPI:USDacct #4254-0050-08

Schools & Universities/ Religious
1. Ateneo de Manila University is now accepting donations for the victims of Ondoy. Donations can be dropped at MVP Lobby. For those stranded/those who need help: To all students who need help or know of people who need help. Please text the name, location, and contact number to (+6329088877166).
ATENEO, which is now an open shelter, accepts refugees. Call (+632917-8952792)

2. Caritas Manila Office at Jesus St., Pandacan Manila near Nagtahan Bridge (+632-5639298, +632-5639308)

3. Hillsborough Village Chapel – Water, blankets, shoes, and clothes may be sent to Hillsborough Village Chapel in Muntinlupa City. These will go to families whose houses were washed out in the nearby sitios.

4. La Salle Greenhills for Greenhills/Mandaluyong/San Juan Area, if you want to help out with the rescue and relief operations, you can drop off your donations (clothes, food, etc..) at LSGH Gate 2 or volunteer from 9am to receive, sort, repack the donations.

5. Our Lady of Pentecost Parish (+632-4342397, +632-9290665) per Gabe Mercado, donations are very much welcome. The Parish is located at 12 F. Dela Rosa corner C. Salvador Sts., Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

6. Playschool International in Better Living is open to receive relief goods. Feel free to drop it there for your convenience. No Cash Pls.

7. Radio Veritas at Veritas Tower West Ave. Cor EDSA (+632-9257931-40)

8. Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan Task Force Noah, a disaster response arm of the Jesuits, is accepting donations. Please drop it off sa Ateneo Cervini Dorm.

9. Katipunan Avenue. Contact Erica Paredes at (+632917-4741930) — they need bread, packed juice, sandwich filling (tuna, chicken, anything) You can help her make them, deliver the sandwiches to her house, or help her distribute! Call for more details.

10. Xavier School in San Juan is now accepting donations, please bring to Multipurpose Center (MPC).

11. ICA (Immaculate Concepcion Academy) is also accepting donations of food, medicines, water, clothes, blankets and cash donations. Pls drop it off at gate 2. Cars can go in gate 3b and you’ll end up right beside the covered court where they are repacking the goods. You can contact Miren at 0932-2857878. Any volunteers to help out in repacking the goods are most welcome.

Look at this spreadsheet for additional info on places to donate relief goods.


  • Friends in the US and Canada who wish to help in the rescue/relief operations,you may donate through the American Red Cross. Call 1-800-435-7669.
  • has set up a paypal account for donations. Your money will be forwarded to Red Cross.
  • Kapuso Foundation is also accepting credit card donations.
    2/F GMA Kapuso Center
    Samar St. cor. 11th Jamboree St. Diliman, Quezon City
    Call 9827777 loc. 9901/9904/9905.
    accepts relief goods and cash
  • account for Philippine Jesuits – you can use your CREDIT CARD and donate ONLINE. Go to On the line “I would like to donate to:”, write “xs4ondoy“.
  • Ayala Foundation USA is appealing to our fellow Pinoys in the United States to help our kababayans affected by Typhoon Ondoy!
    You may send your donations through Ayala Foundation USA. Click on the link below and search for “AF-USA Typhoon Relief Fund” in the box marked “Donations For.”
  • For Filipinos in other countries in the Middle East, they may contact Monterona via phone number (00966 564978012) or email ( and they would be referred to Migrante coordinators.
  • Worldvision Foundation – For $ donations, BPI:USD acct #4254-0050-08

    In Kind donations

    • LOCAL: Please send in-kind local donations to The Philippine National Red Cross ? National Headquarters in Manila. They could also arrange for donation pick-up.

      1. Send a letter of intent to donate to the PNRC
      2. A letter of acceptance from PNRC shall be sent back to the donor
      3. Immediately after shipping the goods, please send the (a) original Deed of Donation, (b) copy of packing list and (c) original Airway Bill for air shipments or Bill of Lading for sea shipments to The Philippine National Red Cross National Headquarters c/o Secretary General Corazon Alma de Leon, Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila 2803, Philippines.
      4. Much more ways to donate from abroad here. This link lists ways to donate from several countries around the world. Great list!
      5. Another list from OndoyManila.


    12 thoughts on “How to help the flood victims of typhoon Ondoy in the Philippines

    1. Found your blog online, and included your site and points of contact for donations to some of our kababayans overseas on FB…Every little bit helps..ThanksR. Fores


    2. Hi! I came across your blog and I’ve been looking for this. I am now here in the US and I want to help in anyway possible. Your site has been so useful to me. This is a very detailed information on how to send donations. Thank you!


    3. We are thinking about all the families and fellow Filipino’s who have been affected by Ondoy.  Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones and are still waiting for help and rescue….. 😦


    4. hi.. i copied this link on facebook. i am asking  help from friends for the victims of typhoon Ondoy and your page provided details on how we can send donations. i hope you dont mind. thanks and godbless!


    5. I have just come across your blog while looking for more info re: Ondoy.  I would like to copy this link onto my blog, I hope you don’t mind.  Your page is quite in depth, thanks for taking the time!  Here’s hoping it will make a difference, especially to those able to give help and the lives that will benefit from their act of kindness…


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