Kenny: hi folks... I don't usually do this, but this came in as a personal request, and I couldn't turn it down. Neil's (one of the contributors) hometown in Manila was recently ravaged by a typhoon, and he asked if I could help put up a call for help for people to donate supplies or funds. Also, do pray for the people affected.
Some disclaimers: I didn't receive any $ to put up this post.. this site is non-profit, blahblahblah. Also, pls make sure you're comfortable about whichever organisation you're donating to, as I do not specifically endorse the examples listed below.
To All my Brothers & Sisters
I am Neil and one of the contributors in this site. I requested for this post to appeal for help from fellow Christians to help in cash or in kind. On Sept. 26, 2009, the city of Manila, the capital of my home country, Philippines, was been devastated by Typhoon Ketsana:
The typhoon brought 1 month's worth of rain in just 6-12 hours, causing catastrophic flood levels throughout Manila. To date, the death toll stands at 246, and over 400,000 individuals have been displaced by the floods. These numbers are still on the rise. Our local government is overwhelmed by the sheer number of people affected, but thankfully local and international organisations have started to put together relief efforts to help. I would like to appeal to you to help these people, e.g. local church donation drives for clothing and other basic necessities. I am in no way going to benefit from this; I am just a someone who happens to be Filipino. Do research if in doubt. Thank you in advance! God Bless you all!
You can also send your donations through your church affiliates in the Philippines, or through the following channels:
Links for donations:
Philippine National Red Cross
Help in the typhoon relief effort by calling ABS-CBN Foundation USA toll-free 1-800-527-2820
Those are the few I know about, but do look around to see if there are others as well.