Emergency Fund Relief Drive: SOS to Victims of Typhoon Sendong

Donate to Victims of Thypoon Sendong

People’s CORE is relaunching the Sagip-Tulong sa Pilipinas (STP) Emergency Relief Drive in response the recent tragedy brought by Typhoon Sendong in Northern Mindanao, Philippines, when it ravaged through poor communities, mainly in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan.

The death toll has reached 927, hundreds are missing, and 47,000 are cramped in evacuation centers. Many who were killed were women and children.

People’s CORE will be collecting monetary donations for relief work to be conducted in Cagayan de Oro. Our sister organization in Mindanao, Moro People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment,  a registered non-governmental organization (Securities and Exchange Commission Registration Number: CN201111296), has teamed up with a group of service providers in Cagayan de Oro to provide the most immediate necessities for survival including food and clothing for babies and children.

Monetary donations can be dropped off or mailed to People’s CORE’s Main Office at 1610 Beverly Blvd., Ste. #2, Los Angeles, CA 90026 by December 31, 2011. Please write “STP Relief Drive Campaign” on the check memo. Office hours are M-F 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. In-kind donations such as used clothing are not encouraged at this time due to the logistical requirements in the cost of shipment and distribution.

This is a nationally-coordinated relief campaign with other non-profit and community-based organizations including Damayan (NY), Ugnayan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (NY/NJ), KmB / Pro-People Youth (CA), Justice for Filipino American Veterans (CA).

For more information about the relief drive please call Christine Araquel at 213-241-0995 or visit our Sagip-Tulong sa Pilipinas campaign website.

Update:

With the tens of thousands of Typhoon Sendong victims affected, there are thousands who have left the evacuation centers on the path to rebuild their lives. Many will come back home to nothing, having to start from scratch. They face the challenge of their inability to avail of additional assistance from the public sector. Sagip-Tulong sa Pilipinas Emergency Relief campaign is focused on assisting families in Cagayan de Oro on their initial steps to rehabilitation by providing assistance for a household’s basic needs. The campaign has been extended until January 16, 2012. Please help sponsor a family in Barangay Consolacion in Cagayan de Oro. Twenty dollars can help one family secure fundamental necessities such as food, water, housewares, and clothing.