Caritas Manila, the social services and development arm of the Archdiocese of Manila, continues to appeal for donations for the displaced residents of Marawi City amid the ongoing war between government security forces and Muslim extremist groups led by the Maute Group.
Caritas Manila executive director and Radio Veritas president Fr. appeals to the public for donations in kind specially for the children traumatized by the violence in the southern city.
In an interview aired at Radio Veritas, the Social Action Center of the Diocese of Iligan said that they need help to to support residents who fled to their jurisdiction by providing 200 pieces of folding beds, 250 pieces of thermos and 200 pieces of kettle. Other needs are underwear for adults and children, mats, malong and slippers.
The Diocese also asks for antibiotics, medicines and supplements such as ceterizine tablets and syrup, paracetamol, loperamide, ibuprofen, calamine lotions, oresol solution, eye drops, multivitamins, lagundi or carbocisteine tablets or syrup, blood pressure medication, ranitidine tablets, mefenamic acid, iodopovidone and gauze for the sick.
They also appeal for art or writing materials, and books to help improve and ease the psychosocial conditions of the children traumatized by the firefight in Marawi City improve.
Earlier, Caritas Manila has sent PHP 500,000 and 100 cavans of rice as initial help to the residents affected by the crisis in Marawi City. As of June 19, there are over 300 thousand displaced persons with almost 18,000 staying in various evacuation centers.
Cash as well as in-kind donations are accepted. Donations can be made online via http://ushare.unionbankph.com/
caritas/ or by bank deposit:
Banco De Oro – Savings Account No.: 5600-45905
Bank of the Philippine Islands – Savings Account No.: 3063-5357-01
Metrobank – Savings Account No.: 175-3-17506954-3
For dollar accounts:
Bank of the Philippine Islands – Savings Account No. 3064-0033-55
Swift Code – BOPIPHMM
Philippine National Bank – Savings Account No. 10-856-660002-5
Swift Code – PNBMPHMM
Donations can also be made via Cebuana Lhuillier (free of charge) or dropped off at Caritas Manila, 2002 Jesus St. Pandacan,Manila or at Radio Veritas in West Ave. corner EDSA, Quezon City. For proper acknowledgment of your donations, kindly fax copy of deposit slip to 563-9306 or email a scanned copy to [email protected]. Please indicate your name & complete address.
Caritas Damayan is one of the programs of Caritas Manila. Through its Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Program, Caritas Manila has put in place a disaster management program that allows for quick response relief operation and effective crisis intervention.