Church groups gather donations for typhoon victims

Published November 3, 2020, 10:56 AM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

Several religious organizations are currently gathering donations for the victims of Super Typhoon “Rolly.”

Residents of Manila living near coastal and low lying areas stay on temporary shelter set up by the Local Government of Manila as part of their preemptive evacuation as Super Typhoon “Rolly” intensifies. (Photo by Jansen Romero / MANILA BULLETIN)

Among them is the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP).

“As we join forces in prayer, let us also be united in service to our sisters and brothers who are affected by Typhoon Rolly,” the group said in a Facebook post.

“Your donations will allow us to reach a greater number of people affected by the typhoon, especially those who are underserved,” the AMRSP said.

The AMRSP said cash donations may be deposited to Metrobank Account Name: Assn of Maj Religious Superiors Special Fund/Account Number: 259-3-259-07445-3.

In-kind donations such as food, hygiene kits, sleeping mats, and blankets are also being accepted.

Caritas Manila, the social action arm of the Archdiocese of Manila, also issued a similar appeal for the typhoon victims particularly in the Dioceses of Caceres, Daet, Gumaca, Legazpi, and Virac.

“Cash donations at this time of crisis will truly help meet the initiatives of the Church in providing for their immediate needs,” the organization said.

Caritas Manila said the donations will be used to provide food bags, shelter materials, clean water, bedding materials, and hygiene items to the victims.

Donations may be sent to Caritas Manila, Inc.

Banco De Oro – Savings Account No.: 000-5600-45905; Bank of the Philippine Islands – Savings Account No.: 3063-5357-01; Metrobank – Savings Account No.: 175-3-17506954-3 and RCBC – Savings Account No. 000-300-090-2216.

For dollar accounts: Bank of the Philippine Islands – Savings Account No. 3064-0033-55 Swift Code – BOPIPHMM.

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) is also calling for donations for the families affected by the typhoon.

“Families in evacuation are in urgent need of food, hygiene, sanitation kits, sleeping materials, and non-food items,” said the group.

“We encourage everyone to pray and act in solidarity with our most vulnerable brothers and sisters. We are now welcoming donations at 879 EDSA, West Triangle, Quezon City,” the NCCP said.

The NCCP said cash donations may be deposited to China Banking Corporation E. Rodriguez Sr. Blvd., Quezon CityPH Peso Acct: 223-009641-3US Dollar Acct: 223-700011-4 Swift Code: CHBKPHMM