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Published: 2017-11-13   

More than #prayforMarawi, DONATE TO MARAWI

Although different organizations address different needs of Marawi evacuees, all of them remind the public to be culturally sensitive since most of the residents are Muslim.

Although different organizations address different needs of Marawi evacuees, all of them remind the public to be culturally sensitive since most of the residents are Muslim.

By: Souqpinoy Staff
Credits: (As compiled by CNN Philippines)

Away from the Philippines, naiisip natin madalas, we can offer a prayer or two. But thanks to improved and enhanced banking services, we can do more to help meet the needs of those affected by the crisis in Marawi City. Inaanyayahan lahat tayong mga Filipino saan mang panig ng mundo na tumulong sa pagbangon ng Marawi.

Various organizations have called for donations, either in cash or in kind, to help thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) who evacuated from the war-torn city. The clash in Marawi has been ended, according to the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Chief of Staff. Although different organizations address different needs of Marawi evacuees, all of them remind the public to be culturally sensitive since most of the residents are Muslim.

Food donations should be halal, meaning meals should be prepared in a way permissible to Islam culture. Any kind of pork is forbidden. Muslim women, in addition, are required to wear fully-covered clothes.

Here are some government and private entities accepting donations for those affected by the Marawi crisis:

Philippine Red Cross
Donations of food, bottled water, canned goods; rice and noodles, as well as non-food donations like hygiene kits, jerry cans and blankets are most welcome.

Philippine Red Cross Events and Emergency-Giving Officer Shervi Corpuz told CNN Philippines that all perishable donations should be at least six months away from expiring. She added that food donations should be “halal,” which means the food preparation is permissible for Muslims.

You may visit their website if you want to donate to their bank accounts.

READ: https://redcross.org.ph/get-involved/donate-now

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)
AFP Spokesperson Restituto Padilla said recovering soldiers would appreciate visits from the public. He also encouraged the public to donate in cash to help wounded soldiers and the families of the fallen troops.

For cash donations, the AFP has opened Land Bank accounts for Marawi City evacuees and for the families of soldiers killed-in-action. READ: http://www.afp.mil.ph/

Caritas Manila
Caritas Manila, the social arm of the Archdiocese of Manila, is accepting cash and in-kind donations, which can be dropped off at their office in 2002 Jesus St., Pandacan, Manila.

You may check their FB Page for ways to donate through their online bank accounts.

READ: https://www.facebook.com/CaritasManilaInc/

NVC Foundation, Inc.
Cash donations to nonprofit organization Negrense Volunteers for Change (NVC) Foundation, Inc. will fund its feeding program initiatives.(https://goo.gl/TtR4Y8)

NVC manufactures Mingo, an instant food made of rice, mongo, and malunggay.

Save the Children
Independent organization Saves the Children is accepting cash donations, which will be used to support the educational needs of children. Save the Children continues to be on the frontlines of defending children’s rights. We make sure that kids can be kids, wherever they are. Your donations help us sustain projects that positively impact children in need – both now and in the future.

In addition, it is also allocating funds to deal with the mental and psychosocial needs of children.

Teach Peace Build Peace Movement (TPBPM)
Peacebuilding group Teach Peace Build Peace Movement welcomes school supplies and art materials to address possible trauma caused by the war to children.

The usual relief goods — food, hygiene kits, clothes — are also welcome.

In-kind donations can be dropped off at #55 Esteban Abada St., Brgy. Loyola Heights. Quezon City.

For easier coordination, contact TPBPM Secretariat head Bernadette Fernandez at 0915-8480230. You may also visit their site for online deposits.

READ: https://teachpeacebuildpeace.com/

World Vision
Humanitarian organization World Vision is accepting cash donations, which will be used to provide hygiene kits and non-food items, as well as fund learner kits and temporary learning spaces for Marawi children.

Recognizing that children and communities face multiple risks from natural hazards, conflict and the effects of climate change, we promote resilience in both our programs and policy advocacy.

READ: http://www.worldvision.org.ph/help-people-marawi

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