It has been one blow after another for our country. Just as we were about move to reconstruction efforts for Bohol earthquake victims, Super-typhoon Yolanda (Int'l name: Haiyan) came and cut through our country like a scythe, bringing unprecedented damage throughout the Visayas islands. The impact area is very wide and the devastation is consistent. And there are so many small isles and isolated areas that are left alone to survive, especially when there is no media coverage that can reach them.
But the scale of the problem is nothing compared to the overflow of generosity as friends and partners rally together to help our fellow Filipinos rise again. Team GK is just one of the organizations at the front lines, and we’re focusing our efforts in the following areas:
We are gathering food packs containing a combination of rice, canned goods and water. Each food pack costs Php200 and is good for 4-6 meals for a family of 5. We are targeting 50,000 food packs given the magnitude of the need.
1. ONLINE VIA CREDIT CARD
2. 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)
When giving via bank deposit, please scan the deposit slip or take note of the transaction number and email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
• Name of Donor
• Date of Deposit, Amount, BPI Branch
• Indicate that it's for Operation Walang Iwanan: Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)
If you encounter any problems with your bank deposits, please email us. Deposits that are unconfirmed or unidentified for more than one month will be given to the ongoing campaign or to the community where it is needed the most.
3. IN KIND
We also need partners who can help us with logistics like transportation and communication. For Metro Manila, you may drop off the goods starting November 13 in our two COMMAND CENTERS, starting at 9AM:
NORTH METRO MANILA
Address: Gymnasium of the Department of Agrarian Reform Head Office (Quezon City Circle)
Contact Person: Joseph Nolasco (09178363057)
SOUTH METRO MANILA
Address: FTI Complex, Taguig City (near the entrance beside PNB, in front of Sunshine Mall)
Contact Person: Marc Sebastian (09178640722)
For those who wish to give in kind, these are the priority needs: