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GoogleHelp for Typhoon Victims in the Philippines

On September 26, 2009, Typhoon Ondoy brought a month's worth of rainfall to Metro Manila and nearby areas in just a few hours, causing severe flooding which resulted in the loss of many lives and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people. 8 days later, Typhoon Pepeng struck the northern regions causing more damage. This site compiles relevant information about the disaster, including a volunteer-maintained map of persons needing rescue and a list of relief organizations accepting donations, so that more help can be provided where it is needed. You can also keep track of the latest news on Google News and YouTube.

Know someone who needs help?

A group of volunteer map makers have been maintaining the map below, which documents flood updates and persons needing rescue. If you know someone who needs help urgently or if you would like to report the status of the flood in your area, please complete this form. The information will be sent to the group's main database for posting on the map.

Disclaimer: This map was initiated by a group of volunteers not directly connected with Google. We cannot guarantee 100% accuracy of all placemarks. If you are familiar with Google Maps and would like to help the group's volunteer efforts, please email typhoonondoy@googlegroups.com.

Post a message, news article, or donation point to the Map on this form.

Useful Links

News and Updates

Disaster Emergency

Online and In-Kind Donations

Below you'll find a list of groups in the Phillippines that are accepting cash and in-kind donations to help with disaster relief efforts:

Monetary Donations

1. Bank Donations

Account Name Bank Peso Account Number Dollar Account Number Branch Type of Account Swift Code
PNRC The Philippine National Red Cross METROBANK 151-3-041-63122-8 151-2-151-00218-2 Port Area Branch SAVINGS MBTC PH MM
BANK OF THE PHIL. ISLANDS 4991-0010-99 Port Area Branch CURRENT
BANK OF THE PHIL. ISLANDS 8114-0030-94 UN Branch SAVINGS BOPI PH MM
ABS-CBN FOUNDATION ABS-CBN Foundation Incorporation BANCO DE ORO 5630060113 BDO Mother Ignacia
ABSCBN FOUNDATION - Sagip Kapamilya ABSCBN FOUNDATION - Sagip Kapamilya BANCO DE ORO 39300-48145 Sct. Albano Branch, Quezon Avenue
GMA KAPUSO FOUNDATION GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc. METROBANK 3-098-51034-7 2-098-00244-2 SAVINGS MBTC PH MM
UCPB 115-184777-2 01-115-301177-9 SAVINGS UCPB PH MM
UCPB 160-111277-7 01-160-300427-6 SAVINGS UCPB PH MM
BANCO DE ORO 469-0022189 469-0072135 SAVINGS BNORPHM
PNB 121-0032000-17 121-0032000-25 SAVINGS PNB MPH MM
Corporate Network for Disaster Reponse 0031 0654 02 BPI Ayala Paseo Branch

2. Credit Card/PayPal Donations

3. SMS Donations

  Procedure Smart Globe
PNRC type "RED <amount> <Globe/Smart>"
eg. "RED 100 4483"
4483 2899
TXT POWER 5577-5144-1866-7103 0917-9751092.

US based drop-off points

1. New York

NAFCON (Nat'l Alliance for Filipino Concerns)/SANDIWA Nat'l Alliance of Fil-Am Youth are now receiving relief donations (clothes, blankets, medical supplies, monetary). NY drop-off @ BAYANIHAN Filipino Community Center, 40-21 69th St. Woodside, NY 11377. Call (516)901-1832 or email sandiwa.national@gmail.com if you would like to help.

2. New Jersey

Drop-Off Points: 1) Sinugba Cafe – 561 Westside Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07304 2) Casa Victoria – 691 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07306-2803 You can send CASH through Metro Bank acct. 3 189 14540 1 For BAYAN's "BALSA" (Bayanihan Alay sa Sambayanan)

For donations in New Jersey please contact:
(201)621-3156-Yves Nibungco
(917)476-7855- Nick Cordero

3. Los Angeles

In Los Angeles area please contact Kuu Hilo (818)395-9207. You can send CASH through Metro Bank acct. 3 189 14540 1 For BAYAN's "BALSA" (Bayanihan Alay sa Sambayanan)

4. San Francisco/Bay Area

For donations in San Francisco/Bay Area, please contact Ryan Leano (626)534-4971. Monetary donations can also be dropped off at these sites. Checks can be made out to "Lakasdiwa," a non-profit organization that will send the funds directly to MIGRANTE International in the Philippines, a workers' organization directly helping the victims in the disaster relief efforts. Please put "Typhoon Ondoy Relief" on the check's note.

Filipino Community Center
4681 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94112

Liwanag Kultural Center
Hillside Park Clubhouse 222 Lausanne Ave.
Daly City‎, CA‎ 94014
Mondays 3:30-6:00
Tuesdays 3:30-6:00
Wednesdays 3:30-8:00
Thursdays 3:30-6:00

Asian Pacific Islander Youth Promoting Advocacy & Leadership
Attn: Armael Malinis, AnakBayan-East Bay
310 8th Street, Suite 215
Oakland, CA 94710

Stanford's Pilipino American Student Union (PASU) is also collecting donations to be sent to the Philippines to help victims of Typhoon Ondoy (international name Ketsana). If you would like to make a donation, please contact AV David at avhdavid@stanford.edu or (650) 491-4561.

In-Kind Donation

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