Catholic Church in Manila seeks donations for Nepal
MANILA, Philippines – Caritas Manila, the social services arm of the Archdiocese of Manila, said it is accepting donations for victims of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that killed more than 6,200 people in Nepal.
"With no permanent shelter, scarce supply of food and water, and limited access to medicines, our Nepali brothers and sisters need our help. Let us share to give care," Caritas Manila said on Tuesday, April 28.
Caritas Manila said cash donations "will fund Caritas Nepal's emergency relief operations and their effort to provide food, water, tarpaulins, sanitation, and temporary shelter to the victims of the earthquake."
Caritas Manila accepts donations through the following means:
- UnionBank's UShare
- Direct donations through Caritas Manila's bank accounts
- Remittances through Cebuana Lhuillier
Donors may view all options to donate by clicking this link.
"We are in solidarity with Caritas Nepal in this time of grief and we are working hand-in-hand with them, as one Church, to help bring relief to our Nepali brethren," Caritas Manila said.
Rappler has also consolidated a list of international organizations accepting aid for the Nepal earthquake victims. Donors may see the list by clicking this link.
In its latest update on Friday, May 1, Nepal's National Emergency Operations Center said the death toll from the Nepal earthquake has risen to 6,204.
To help the disaster-stricken country, the United Nations has launched a $415-million appeal for survivors of Nepal's massive earthquake.
The Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs, however, has not publicly pledged any specific amount to help Nepal after the killer earthquake. – Rappler.com