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#OdettePH Relief Efforts

Bayanihan efforts, donation drives, and resources to help communities affected by Super Typhoon Odette.

Martin Michlmayr, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons


Just a few days before Christmas, our kababayans in Visayas and Mindanao were badly hit by Typhoon Odette, and they desperately need your help after the typhoon wiped out their homes and communities overnight. Any donations can aid the immediate needs of the affected victims.


Super Typhoon Odette, “one of the world’s strongest storms” of the year made landfall on 16 December 2021—bringing torrential rains and violent winds to nine regions in Visayas and Mindanao. Flooding, landslides, and strong winds caused serious damage in many provinces in the Philippines, including Siargao, Dinagat, Surigao del Norte, Southern Leyte, Bohol, parts of Cebu, Palawan, and islands in surrounding waters—leaving tens of thousands of people homeless overnight, and vulnerable amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, disruptions to supplies of food, water, power, road access, and communication continue as a result of the devastating typhoon.


We’ve pulled together a list of resources, relief efforts, and donation drives led by the startup community to help the victims of Typhoon Odette:


1. Waves for Water

Deploying hundreds of water filters for communal potable water stations to give clean water access to affected communities across Visayas and Mindanao.


2. Fintech Alliance PH and Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF)

Aside from a fund drive, some Fintech Alliance members will also extend debt relief to affected loan borrowers, providing a limited grace period for amortization payments.



3. Nextpay

Donation Drive for all victims of Typhoon Odette. All proceeds will go to The Philippine Red Cross to support them in their relief efforts for all those affected.



4. Donation drives powered by PayMongo

  1. Philippine Red Cross

  2. Help for Sogod, Southern Leyte

  3. Kids For the Future


5. Bike Scouts

Bike Scouts provides the only Volunteer Bicycle Messenger service for disaster response that provides an alternative means of communication for the hardest to reach areas as well as the delivery of essential supplies.


6. Abakada

A community fund drive led by Abakada Studios for Siargao


7. BayaniPay

Remit your donations to any local foundation or relief operation without any extra fees at bayanipay.com


8. FHMoms Donation Drive

A donation drive to help families affected by Typhoon Odette aimed towards providing cash assistance, food and water supplies, clothes, and construction materials to help families rebuild their homes.


9. CollaboX

Donation drive for Olango, Cebu led by a community enabler and founder in Cebu.


10. Donation drives powered by PayMaya

Help Filipinos affected by Typhoon Odette via PayMaya Bills section


11. RAFI - Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc.

A donation drive for RAFI's relief operations


Others

  • Startup PH, a dedicated thread for resources, donation drives, and relief efforts for Odette victims

  • Lokal Lab, donation drive for families in Siargao

  • Kids For Kids, a nationwide initiative for all affected areas


If you know of any other relief efforts and donation drives within the startup community that we can add to the list, feel free to shoot us a message on Facebook @QBOPhilippines.


BANGON PILIPINAS! Kindly share the resources from this post with your network to help raise awareness.