How to Donate to Typhoon Sendong Victims

Typhoon ‘Sendong’ (international name ‘Washi’) is said to be the world’s deadliest storm for 2011, leaving in its wake at least 957 dead and hundreds more still missing. It is so sad (and shocking!) to see so much devastation in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City. Thousands of families are left without homes. And this happening a few days before Christmas is truly heartbreaking.

Aftermath of the rampaging flood waters unleashed by Typhoon Sendong (photo credit: Mail Online)

I have personally donated a portion of the earnings of Pinay Traveller to the Red Cross (via PayPal) and I urge you to do the same. There are many ways to help out the victims. Please find it in your heart to donate the much needed food, medical supplies, clothes and of course, cash.

I am re-posting a list prepared by Philippine Star. I’m sure you will find a way that will be most convenient for you.


Smart Money: Donors to Typhoon Sendong may help through Smart Money acct. no. 5577-5130-6822-1104 at any BDO, Hapinoy or Cebuana Lhuillier outlets.

Text: Smart subscribers may donate to Sendong victims via text. Send REDto 4143. Valid donation amounts 10, 25, 50, 100


Gcash: For GCASH, donate through Red Cross by texting DONATEMPIN REDCROSS and send to 2882.

Text: Text REDand send it to 2899. You may donate in these denominations: 5, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 and 1000.


Through Bank Deposit

Gawad Kalinga Philippine Peso Current Account

# 3101 0977 56 BPI EDSA Greenhills

Gawad Kalinga US$ Savings Account

# 3104 0162 34 BPI EDSA Greenhills

Swift code: BOPIPHMM

4. LBC Express is now accepting donations for typhoon Sendong victims. You may drop off your donations in any LBC Express branch. To All Pinoys in Singapore you can drop your donations at LBC AirCargo #04-077 Lucky Plaza, Orchard Rd.


Emergency/Relief goods and equipment bound for Cagayan de Oro/Iligan- we have ships ready to transport them asap. For bulk items, bring directly to Abotiz/Negros Navigation, Pier 2, Manila. Call +63 2 211 5484 for more information.


Donations can be sent to: National Resource Operations Center (NROC) 852-8081(24 hours),Chapel Road, Pasay City (back of Air Transportation Office).

Donations can also be brought at all DSWD Field Offices. For DSWD NCR: San Rafael St., Legarda, Manila

Those living near the South: DSWD FO IV-A:Alabang-Zapote Road, Alabang, Muntinlupa City 1770 Tel. No: (02) 807-4140Fax No: (02) 807-1518.


I. In-Kind Donation


Please send in-kind local donations to Philippine Red Cross – National Headquarters in Manila. We could also arrange for donation pick-up


1. Send a letter of intent to donate to the PRC.

2. A letter of acceptance from PRC 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 Philippine Red Cross – National Headquarters c/o Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang, Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila 1018, Philippines.

The PRC does not accept rotten, damaged, expired or decayed goods. Though we appreciate your generosity, PRC also discourages donations of old clothes as we have more than enough to go around.

II. Through Cebuana Lhuillier

We can now accept donations in any of the 1,500 Cebuana Lhuillier pawnshops nationwide.

For your donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at nos. +63.2.527.0575 or +63.2.404.0979 with your name, address and contact number.

III. Bank accounts for Donations

Banco De Oro

Peso: 00-453-0018647

Dollar: 10-453-0039482

Bank of the Philippine Islands

Peso: 4991-0036-52

Dollar: 004994-0103-15


Peso: 151-3-041631228

Dollar: 151-2-15100218-2

Philippine National Bank

Peso: 3752 8350 0034

Dollar: 3752 8350 0042

Unionbank of the Philippines

Peso: 1015 4000 0201

Dollar: 1315 4000 0090

All Check/Cash for the account of Philippine Red Cross (Swift Codes)

Banco De Oro


Bank of the Philippine Islands




Philippine National Bank


Unionbank of the Philippines


IV. For Online Donations:

Please fill up the form at —

You can also visit One for Iligan for more options.

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  1. […] children, children left orphaned, entire towns wiped out. Those left behind need help. My friend Pinay Traveller, wrote a post on how to help the victims of typhoon Sendong, kindly take a look if you want to help. Let’s “go out into the world and do good until […]

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