Church, groups appeal for donations to help ‘Rolly’ victims
By Ferdinand Patinio
HELP FOR ‘ROLLY’ VICTIMS. The trail of destruction left by Super Typhoon Rolly in Catanduanes as seen from the damage assessment flight conducted by a Philippine Navy BN Islander aircraft on Monday (Nov. 2, 2020). The Catholic Church and its affiliated groups have called for donations to help victims of the typhoon that battered the Bicol Region and other parts of Luzon. (Photo courtesy of the Philippine Navy)
MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Catholic Church and its affiliated groups appealed for help for the victims of Super Typhoon Rolly that swept through the Bicol Region and other parts of Luzon over the weekend.
In an advisory Tuesday, Caritas Manila, the social action arm of the Archdiocese of Manila, said donations, particularly cash donations, they will receive would be sent to five dioceses in Bicol.
“Cash donations at this time of crisis will truly help meet the initiatives of the Church in providing for their immediate needs. Caritas Manila will be sending financial assistance to the following Dioceses: Diocese of Caceres, Diocese of Daet, Diocese of Gumaca, Diocese of Legazpi and Diocese of Virac,” it said.
Aside from sending cash donations directly, Caritas Manila would also use these to buy relief items such as manna food bags, shelter materials, clean water, bedding materials, hygiene items. These would then be sent to the victims of the typhoon.
The faithful can give donations through the following platforms:
> Savings Account Name: Caritas Manila, Inc.
> Banco De Oro – Savings Account No.: 000-5600-45905
> Bank of the Philippine Islands – Savings Account No.: 3063-5357-01
> Metrobank – Savings Account No.: 175-3-17506954-3
> RCBC – Savings Account No. 000-300-090-2216
For dollar accounts:
> Bank of the Philippine Islands – Savings Account No. 3064-0033-55
> Swift Code – BOPIPHMM
(Debit or Credit Cards)
>Choose Damayan – Typhoon Rolly
> Choose from the donation vouchers
> Choose Damayan – Typhoon Rolly
(GCash, GrabPay, and PayMaya)
> Scan the QR code below
For proper acknowledgment of donations, donors are asked to fax a copy of the deposit slip to 8563-9306 or email a scanned copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate your name and address.
For more inquiries, you may dial 8562-0020 to 25 local 118, 139, 135, or 0917-595-5083.
On the other hand, the Caritas Caceres in Naga City, Camarines Sur also asked for donations to be provided to the affected people of the diocese.
“Typhoon Rolly resulted in damage to properties and many families displaced. We welcome donations for our affected constituents. We are in need of water, rice, canned goods, and solar panels for charging stations in communities,” it said in a statement.
The public may send their donations to:
-Maybank (Naga Branch)
Account Name: Caritas-Caceres (Naga), Inc – Disaster & Rehab Fund
Account Number: 1025000454
-BDO (Panganiban Drive, Naga City Branch)
Account Name: Caceres Commission on Communications
Account Number:08440050 319
For more information, donors may reach Rev. Fr. Marc Real, Director of Caritas Caceres, through 0919-626-0669.
Donors are asked to send a copy of the transaction receipt and their names for proper acknowledgment.
On the other hand, the Diocese of Borongan will be implementing a second collection during Masses on Nov. 8.
“Please be informed that the Bishop, in coordination with the Diocesan Commission on Social Action-Justice and Peace, has approved the conduct of a second collection in all our Masses this coming Sunday (8 November 2020) for the victims of Super Typhoon Rolly in Luzon,” said the order signed by Chancellor Rev. Fr. Neil Tenefrancia. “The said collection, however, will be voluntary and subject to the pastoral discretion of the parish priests, moderators, and chaplains in view of the financial constraints that our faithful are currently facing due to the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Likewise, the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP) asked the public to help the victims of the typhoon, aside from praying for them.
“As we join forces in prayer, let us also be united in service to our sisters and brothers who are affected by Typhoon Rolly. Your donations will allow us to reach a greater number of people affected by the typhoon, especially those who are underserved,” it said in a statement.
Those who would like to donate cash donations they may send it through the following modes:
1) Bank Transfers/Deposits (Metrobank)
– Account Name: Assn of Maj Religious Superiors Special Fund
– Account Number: 259-3-259-07445-3
* Please send your deposit slips for acknowledgment through Email: email@example.com
2) GCash and Paymaya
– Account Number: 0966-780-4425
“We will also accept donations in-kind, in particular food items, hygiene kits, sleeping mats, and blankets. Kindly coordinate with Fr. Angel Cortez, OFM through the email firstname.lastname@example.org,” it added.
Also, the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) is accepting donations.
“We encourage everyone to pray and act in solidarity with our most vulnerable brothers and sisters. We are now welcoming donations at 879 EDSA, West Triangle, Quezon City,” the group said in a statement.
The public may also deposit cash donations at:
China Banking Corporation
E. Rodriguez Sr. Blvd., Quezon City
PH Peso Acct: 223-009641-3
US Dollar Acct: 223-700011-4
Swift Code: CHBKPHMM
“NCCP, together with its member churches and regional ecumenical councils, is ready to respond to the needs of the hardly hit communities immediately. #LingapRolly #ACTforRolly #FaithInAction,” it added. (PNA)