By: Matthew Escosia
In this crucial time, it is important for all of us to stand together and help each other out. Aside from our frontliners, we must acknowledge that there are millions of people severely affected of the situation brought by the rapid spread of COVID-19.
A lot of families and children in both urban and rural areas are having a difficult time getting the necessary resources given the restrictions of community lockdowns. While most of us are in our homes, we can act together for everyone’s well-being.
You can help your neighbors-in-need by donating/ supporting these organizations.
The team behind the motorcycle taxi app Angkas is working to mobilize their network and resources to gather donations for hospitals in most need.
Fill out the donation form here: http://bit.ly/AKSDonation
Donations accepted include food, and personal protective equipment (N95 masks, face shields, surgical gowns, gloves, etc.).
With National Artist for Music Maestro Ryan Cayabyab at the helm, Bayanihan Musikahan gathers Pinoy musical artists online through marathon singing, as a way to bring the nation together in the spirit of bayanihan, and to direct it towards aiding our most vulnerable communities.
Proceeds will be given to urban poor communities in various cities of Metro Manila, that are reached by the organizations Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Pamilyang Pangtawid, Likhaan, and Caritas Manila.
FoodTray2Go serves home-cooked goodness delivered straight to your doorstep. Though this time around, FoodTray2Go is doing its part to support the medical workers around Metro Manila through their food.
To sponsor a medical worker’s meal at a rate of ₱85/packed meal, message FoodTray2Go on the following:
Viber: (0917) 702-6395
Kaya Natin! Movement and Office of the Vice President
The Office of the Vice President (OVP) is currently working with Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership to help the offices and hospitals who need assistance.
This is the link for the process of your donation: http://bit.ly/forCOVID19frontliners
You can also donate thru online payment in the bank account of KAYA NATIN!:
Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI):Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership, Inc.
Account number: 3081-1173-72
And send your deposit slip to email@example.com
For more details contact, firstname.lastname@example.org or +63 998 596 8820.
Life Cycles PH
Life Cycles PH is pairing up with hospitals, groceries, drugstores, and LGUs to help their frontliners get to work.You can help by sparing or lending your extra bikes, or donating cash (one bike is approximately ₱5,000).
Helmets and locks are also welcome.Message Life Cycles PH on the following:
Lockdown Cinema Club
The Lockdown Cinema Club is an initiative by Independent Filipino filmmakers to reach and help our fellow Independent Filipino film workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The project introduces a collection of films from the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries to the public in a campaign to raise monetary donations for the most vulnerable members of the Filipino independent film community.
Donate by visiting the following link:
Philippine General Hospital
The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) is accepting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as donations.
Everyone can donate surgical mask, face shield, N95 mask, and surgical gowns to be used in the everyday operations of the hospital.
Direct your donations to:
Property and Supply Office, Philippine General Hospital
Contact Number: 8554-8400 (loc. 3000, 3004)
Salamat PH Healthcare Heroes
Salamat PH Healthcare Heroes is a volunteer group in the Philippines that supports the medical frontliners in the fight against COVID-19. Through donations, the group will provide nourishing meals to hundreds of healthcare workers and AFP troops in Metro Manila.
The group needs cash donations, N95 and surgical masks, goggles, gloves, face shields, and cleaning and/or disinfecting supplies.
Visit their donation link here: https://www.facebook.com/SalamatPHHealthcareHeroes/photos/a.109847507310391/113247156970426/?type=3&theater
UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) is committed to preventing and responding to the international health emergency of COVID-19, which affects over 100 countries.
Everyone can send monetary donation by visiting the link below: https://donate.unhcr.ph/ODP/Donate/DonateNow/
World Vision Philippines
In response to the Philippine government’s declaration of a state of health emergency due to the rise of COVID-19 cases in the country, World Vision Philippines is closely monitoring the health emergency and continues to help in strengthening preventive measures.
You can send much-needed help to equip families by providing them supplies which they can use to fight the COVID-19 pandemic virus on your preferred amount.
Visit the donation link below for additional information: https://www.worldvision.org.ph/donate/covid-19-emergency-health-response/
Do you have any healthcare-supporting organization or project you want to add in this list? Comment below.