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#ReliefPH: Help communities affected by Tropical Depression Vicky

Tropical Depression Vicky, which made landfall on Friday, December 18, triggered flash floods in several parts of the Visayas and Mindanao. 

A total of 1,525 persons in 13 barangays across Northern Mindanao, Davao region, and Caraga were affected by Tropical Depression Vicky and have sought refuge in 9 evacuation centers, according to the situational report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Saturday, December 19. 

With the heavy rain brought by the weather disturbance, several residents were trapped in their houses and were seen on rooftops following the waist-deep flood in the municipality of Rosario and San Francisco in Agusan del Sur.

The hashtag #VickyPH also became one of the top trends on Friday as some residents took to social media to call for rescue at the height of the heavy rain and flooding. 

The intense rain also toppled down trees in Lanuza town and affected at least 633 hectares of rice farms in Cantilan town in the province of Surigao del Sur. Tropical Depression Vicky also  caused a road to collapse in Mahaplag town, Leyte on Saturday morning, December 19. 

In the wake of Tropical Depression Vicky, several groups have led relief efforts in a bid to help affected communities. Some of these groups have also extended help to the victims of the typhoons that have hit the country this year.

Here’s a running list of relief drives where you can extend your help:

Ako Bakwit

Ako Bakwit, an organization that aims to promote and protect the rights and welfare of the internally displaced persons, is leading a relief effort for the communities affected by Tropical Depression Vicky. 

Cash donations may be deposited to the following accounts:

  • BPI: AKO BAKWIT BPI SAVINGS - 0293-0053-76
  • PAYMAYA: 0917-607-7718
  • PAYPAL: akobakwit@gmail.com
  • GCASH: 0917-607-7718
Bayugan Young Leaders Organization

Bayugan Young Leaders Organization, an organization of Agusanon Youth, is accepting  cash and in kind donations to help the most affected municipalities across Agusan del Sur. 

Cash donations may be deposited to the following accounts: 

  • Gcash
    Patricia Lucena
    09052448461
  • BPI
    Leomar Baldwin Manansala
    7316034734
  • LBP
    Augustus Nicko Bas
    0976242912
  • BDO
    Rex Balli Oclarit Peji
    010630042187
  • PayPal
    Jeric Justin Ludyawan
    jericjustinludyawan@gmail.com
  • Palawan Express Pera Padala
    Leomar Baldwin Manansala
    09193154929

You may send a screenshot of the deposit slip to mcdokurt@gmail.com for purposes of monitoring donations.

They are also accepting non-perishable items and hygiene kits but are holding off acceptance of used and unused clothes to prioritize the immediate need of the victims.

Donated items may be brought to the following drop off points:

  • Sibagat, Agusan del Sur
    Carl Jebby Daug
    P-3 Brgy. Poblacion
    09096568259
  • Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur
    Leomar Baldwin Manansala
    Hustle Hub, Brgy. Maygatasan
    09193154929
  • Trento, Agusan del Sur
    Elton John Aborro
    P-7A Brgy. Poblacion
    09505639746
  • San Francisco, Agusan del Sur
    Augustus Nicko Bas
    P-2A Brgy. Karaus
    09631962596
Kids for Kids

Kids for Kids, a non-profit youth organization that is composed of over 500 members helping less fortunate kids in the country, have kept their donation channels open to bring immediate assistance and long-term relief to the affected communities in Mindanao.

The group has earlier initiated efforts for the victims of Typhoon Quinta, Rolly and Ulysses.

Cash donations may be deposited to the following accounts:

  • Gcash/Paymaya
    Gerardo Angel Yang
    09176880934
  • BPI
    Isabella M. Tanjutco
    0079196711
  • International donorsL
    bit.ly/KFK_ALTRU
  • Paypal
    kidsforkids@tayo.com.ph
iUplift Philippines

iUplift Philippines, a student-led initiative providing relief to distressed communities, initiated its relief response plans and mobilization efforts for the residents affected by the tropical depression. 

The group is coordinating with its networks and partner organizations in Mindanao.

Those interested to donate may deposit cash of any amount to the following bank details:

  • BDO
    Megumi Hoseña
    000210694106
  • Gcash
    Deane N.
    09610962628
  • BPI
    Zion Enrico Licup
    006216674918
  • Paypal
    PAYPAL.ME/IUPLIFTPH
  • Palawan Express
    Megumi Ayagail I. Hoseña
    09993975745

– Rappler.com

Do you know of other relief drives seeking to help communities affected by Tropical Depression Vicky? Send them to move.ph@rappler.com, so we can include them in the list!