MANILA, Philippines – Thousands of people were left homeless or stranded after Tropical Strom Mario pounded Metro Manila and nearby provinces with heavy rains.
Residents in low-lying areas in Metro Manila such as Marikina and parts of Quezon City were forced to evacuate in the early morning of September 19, Friday. Many more were voluntarily asked to leave their homes when rains continued throughout the day and flood waters reached as high as 2 meters in some areas.
Rappler’s civic engagement arm MovePH, in cooperation with BlogWatch, National Youth Commission and YesPinoy, is compiling a list of relief and volunteer efforts initiated by groups and individuals to help affected people.
Please spread this information to your friends, families, and networks, and encourage them to extend help to those who are in need.
Before donating money directly to personal bank accounts, be sure to check on the account owner’s identity and background. Ask the organization or individual receiving the deposit for an acknowledgement receipt and how they intend to spend the money.
Do you know of an open relief operations center? Help us populate this public list using GoogleDocs.
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