Schools kick off relief operations for flood victimsBy Fat Reyes
In tweets posted in the INQUIRER.net weather live tweets, Enderun Colleges, De La Salle University, Ateneo de Manila University, the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Colegio de San Juan de Letran, and the University of Asia and Pacific called for donations for flood victims.
In a statement posted on its Facebook page, Enderun Colleges said it is accepting any form of donation like canned goods, water, bread, medicine, old clothes, or cash for the flood victims.
“Please drop them off at our campus at 1100 Campus Ave, McKinley Hill, Taguig City,” it said.
UST, through its twitter account @officialSOCC, said it would be collecting clothes, canned goods, and other relief goods and its staff could be contacted through the number 09055003546.
Letran, through the twitter account @LetranOfficial, said it would accept ready to eat goods until August 9 and its staff could be contacted through the number Call 9225155.
Help for 500 evacuees
Father Jeffrey Aytona from the De La Salle University called on residents living near the Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon City to help provide food and drinks to around 400 to 500 evacuees now staying in the church.
“We prefer food, water, and some dry clothes. Please bring your help at the Sto. Domingo Info Lobby,” it said in a statement posted on its Facebook account.
The statement said the donations could be dropped at the following locations:
La Salle Greenhills, Gate 2, 343 Ortigas Avenue (Contact persons: Marlo Castillo of the Lasallian Mission Office
De La Salle Zobel, Gate 7, University Avenue, Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City (Contact persons: Jayjay Jacinto of the Social Action Office at 09178597602)
Manila Tytana Colleges, formerly Manila Doctors College, was also accepting relief items, particularly easy-to-open canned goods, water, blankets, and baby clothes.
“For concerns about relief donation, please text Community Extension Head, Ava Chua, at 0917.846.24.82. Thank you,” it said on its Twitter account.
Ateneo database for relief operations
Ateneo De Manila University, on its Facebook account, said that its Disaster Response and Management (DReaM) Team is accepting donations at its Cervini Lobby.
It also said concerned citizens could contact the university at 426-001 loc. 5933, 697-7168,664-6530 or email email@example.com.
Ateneo also urged people to fill up a database it created to help facilitate decision making and identification of priority areas in need of assistance. The database contains information on the status of different flooded areas, the relief needed, and contact numbers. The database can be accessed through the site: fb.me/2bPj6T8Tp