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15/11/2013: ADVISORY NO. 5: LOCAL AID EFFORTS

In coordination with the Filipino-American community in the states under its jurisdiction, the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco wishes to inform the public that the following initiatives / events will be organized in support of aid efforts to victims of Typhoon Yolanda.

The Consulate will be updating this list as necessary. To have your efforts included in the calendar, you may inform us through the following channels:

 

  1. Email us at atn@philippinessanfrancisco.org, subject line: TYPHOON YOLANDA AID EFFORTS;
  2. Tweet us at @PhilConGenSF with a link to the event page or website containing information regarding the event; or
  3. Facebook message us at http://www.facebook.com/PCGSF with a link to the event page or website, or information regarding the event.

 

In the interest of transparency, we would appreciate it if you could include the following information:

 

  • Details of the event (Date, Time/Venue, cost of tickets if applicable)
  • Contact person and details, or name of event organizer
  • Name of beneficiary organization for donated funds/items

 

Those who wish to donate in kind are encouraged to refer to Advisory No. 4 for a list of items that are urgently needed for relief operations.

 

EVENTS

Note: Events are arranged according to location. Locations are listed alphabetically by city.

Daly City, CA

Event              : SF Bulls Hockey Filipino Heritage Game

Date / Time    : November 17, 2013 / 2:00 pm

Venue             : Cow Palace

Organizer       : Filipino-American Arts Exposition (FAAE)

Beneficiary    : The One World Institute (http://www.theoneworldinstitute.org)

 

Fairfield, CA

Event              : Turkey Brawl

Date/Time      : Nov 30, 2013 / 10am – 4pm

Venue             : 2325 Cordelia Road

Contact          : Rommel Balito/ Christine Garcia 707-689-8962, info@fairfieldextreme.com

Beneficiary    : ABS-CBN Foundation International

 

Fresno, CA

 

Event              : Philippine Typhoon Relief Concert

Date / Time    : November 29, 2013 / 8:00 pm

Venue             : 1140 N. Van Ness

Event is for ages 21 and older; call (559) 709 7077 to reserve seating.

Organizer       : Fil-Am Association of Fresno

Beneficiary    : American Red Cross (Pacific Typhoon Appeal)

 

Oakland, CA

 

Event              : Warriors Filipino Heritage Night

Date / Time    : November 16, 2013 / 6:00 pm

Venue             : Oracle Arena

Organizer       : Filipino-American Arts Exposition (FAAE)

Beneficiary    : The One World Institute (http://www.theoneworldinstitute.org)

 

San Francisco, CA

 

Event              : Interfaith Memorial Service and Filipino Community Briefing

Date / Time    : November 15, 2013 / 5:00 pm

Venue             : Ground Floor, Philippine Center, 447 Sutter Street

(same building as Philippine Consulate General)

 

Event              : Kulinarya 2014 Kick-Off

Date / Time    : November 20, 2013 / 5:30 pm

Venue             : Ground Floor, Philippine Center, 447 Sutter Street

Event              : Kulinarya: A Filipino Culinary Showdown

Date / Time    : November 23 2013 / 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Venue             : City View at Metreon

 

Event              : HELP – A Benefit Variety Show for Typhoon Yolanda

Date / Time    : November 23, 2013 / 6:00 pm

Venue             : City View at Metreon

Organizer       : Filipino-American Arts Exposition (FAAE)

Beneficiary    : TBA

 

REMITTANCES / DIRECT DONATIONS

The following organizations have undertaken initiatives to directly support humanitarian operations in the Philippines:

 

ABS-CBN Foundation

The ABS-CBN Foundation has opened five channels to receive donations:

 

Check – Checks should be made payable to “ABS CBN Foundation International”. Please indicate “Typhoon Yolanda” on the memo section of the check. Checks may be mailed to ABS CBN Foundation International, 150 Shoreline Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065.

 

Direct Deposit – Donations may be deposited at:

Wells Fargo Bank, Redwood City Branch

Account Name                        : ABS CBN Foundation International

Routing Number         : 121042882

Account Number        : 5129562574

 

Online Donations – To donate online via PayPal, credit card, or debit card, visit http://www.abscbnfoundation.org and click on the “Donate” button.

 

Phone-in – For more information on ABS CBN Foundation International’s relief efforts, or how to process your donations, you may call their toll-free number: 1-800-527-2820.

 

Donations in Kind – Donations in kind may be sent directly to the following address:

Sagip Kapamilya Warehouse

#13 Examiner Street, West Triangle

Quezon City, Philippines

LBC

LBC is accepting and shipping donations to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda until 30 November 2013. Recommended donations include: blankets, shoes, towels, canned food, toiletries, light jackets, and socks. LBC encourages donors to wrap their donations in gently-used blankets or bed sheets to avoid the use of plastic bags. All donations will be turned over to the Philippine Red Cross.

 

Cash donations are also welcomed, and may be remitted via LBC branches free of charge.


For more information, the public may call LBC’s 24/7 hotline at 1-800-338-5424 or visit any LBC branch.

Mango Tours

Mango Tours has partnered with Mercy Corps (http://www.mercycorps.org), a non-profit global aid organization that works to improve and save the lives of people who have undergone conflict, crisis, or natural disasters, to raise a total of $20,000 for relief and rehabilitation efforts for victims of Typhoon Yolanda.

 

In support of this goal, Mango Tours and Alas Cargo will be matching every dollar donation made to Mercy Corps until their goal has been met. To donate, visit http://www.mercycorps.org/people/alasmango/philippines.

Roman Catholic Church

The US Bishops Conference has set aside one Sunday Mass collection in all Catholic churches nationwide for the victims/survivors of Typhoon Yolanda. Please coordinate with your local parish for details.

Transfast.com

Online remittance company Transfast is waiving remittance fees on donations of $50 or more to the following recognized charities:

 

  • Philippine Red Cross
  • ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. – Sagip Kapamilya
  • GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
  • Ayala Foundation, Inc.
  • Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
  • Gawad Kalinga – Operation Walang Iwanan
  • World Vision Development Foundation
  • De La Salle Santiago Zobel
  • St. Scholastica’s College
  • Ateneo de Manila Disaster Response and Management Team
  • UP Validus Amicitia Brotherhood

 

To donate:

  • Recipient Info:  TYPHOON DONATION, and  choose “PHILIPPINES
  • Amount: Enter donation of $50 or more (Select “PHP– Philippines Peso)
  • How is Money to be Received: Choose “DONATION
  • Choose your payment method, and click ‘continue’
  • Select Charity: Select one of the Charity Recipients from the “Bank Name” drop down list
  • Complete your payment details, Confirm and Authorize Payment

Western Union

Western Union has set up a no-fee payments contribution account benefiting the American Red Cross. Donors in the United States can contribute by making a no-fee payment transaction at participating WU Agent locations, directed to the account, in amounts up to US$5,000.