Here’s how you can send donations for Taal Eruption evacuees
Filipinos, especially those in Southern Luzon, were disrupted on Sunday noon after one of the world’s smallest volcanoes, the Taal Volcano, suddenly erupted. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), Taal Volcano had a phreatic or steam-blast eruption that occurs when magma or hot rocks heat the surface water or groundwater. Around 2 in the afternoon, Taal Volcano began spewing volcanic ashes. A few hours later, the status of the Taal volcano was raised to Alert Level 4 which means that a hazardous explosive eruption may occur in the next hours or days. According to netizens, ashfall was also experienced in other parts of Cavite, as well as in Laguna, Antipolo, Metro Manila, and La Union.
Because of this unfortunate event, people living within the 14-km zone had to evacuate as soon as possible. There are currently more than 10,000 evacuees in 56 active evacuation centers. With that said, organizations are seeking help and donations to help those people affected by the Taal Volcano’s eruption.
Where to Send Your Donations?
Below is a list of drop-off points where you can send your donations for the Taal Eruption 2020 evacuees.
Batangas Provincial Government
Alfonso, Cavite Provincial Government
Philippine Red Cross – Cavite
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) IV-A
University of the Philippines
The University of the Philippines put up donation centers at several campuses to accept donations and relief goods for the victims of Taal Eruption.
St. Dominic College of Asia
Victory Church Molino
Victory Church Dasmariñas
University of Batangas
Rotaract Clubs of Rotary International District 3800
PUP Sociology Society
De La Salle Lipa
Inquirer Foundation Corporation
Philippine Red Cross – Laguna Chapter
San Beda College Alabang Institutional Community Involvement Center
Lyceum Supreme Student Council Laguna
PAWS (Philippine Animal Welfare Society)
RMN Foundation Inc.,
What to Donate?
Our kababayans are currently in need of the following:
- Face masks
- Food (Instant/cup noodles, Canned goods, Biscuits)
- 3-in-1 coffee sachets
- Bottled water
- Face towels
- Sleeping mats
- Hygiene Kit (Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Soap, Shampoo, Sanitary Napkins, Diapers)
- Cleaning materials
- Dog & Cat food (PAWS & PETA Asia)
- Leashes & Collars (PAWS & PETA Asia)
- Cow feed & Chicken feed (PAWS)
You may opt to donate in-kind or monetary. Visit the social media post of each drop-off points to see the specific items they are accepting for donations.
Looking For Volunteers
DSWD is currently in need of volunteers for repacking of goods starting on January 14, 8 AM at DSWD Field Office IV-A Warehouse, Brgy. Gregoria de Jesus, GMA, Cavite (in front of Barangay Hall) OR National Resource Operations Center, Chapel Road, Pasay City.
Stay updated. Keep the following hotlines on hand in case of an emergency.
- National Emergency Hotline – 911
- Philippine National Police – 117
- PHIVOLCS – (02) 8426-1468 to 79
- Philippine Red Cross – 143 or (02) 8790-2300
- Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) – (02) 8426-0246
- National Disaster Risk Reduction And Management Council – (02) 8911-5061 to 65 local 100
**Featured photo courtesy of Domcar Lagto