Non-perishable foods and bottled water urgently needed

Filed under Community, Yolanda

The images of disaster areas in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda are too much a sight to watch.

Towns and cities have been washed out. Many have been left out in the cold, literally. They are homeless. And many, especially the children, are starving.

They need our help.

We can help. We can send donations in cash or in kind.

It does not matter if what we can give is only a gold coin. Or a few cans of processed foods. Or perhaps, a box of bottled water.

If we all put our hearts together, our small donations will all add up.

A group of Filipino Australians in Sydney have volunteered to receive your donations this coming weekend Saturday November 16, 9am – 3pm. They will also help pack the donated goods for shipment to the Philippines.

Those wanting to help sort out the goods, please register on the day at Granville with apron, mask and gloves for your personal use.
Images: Malacanang Photo Bureau
Images: Malacanang Photo Bureau
What can you donate?

Non-perishable foods (canned goods) and bottled water.

For non-perishable food items, here are some suggestions: tin foods that easy to open and not requiring can opener, long life milk, sugar, salt, cooking oil, easy to prepare noodles, potato chips for children, and other similar items.

NOTE: If you’re planning to donate clothes, please donate only usable and light clothing. Heavy and winter clothes will not be accepted.

Where to leave your donations?

Unit 3/50 George, Granville NSW

When will this be sent to the Philippines?

Last day for accepting donations is this coming November 30.

Who will pay for shipping the donated goods?

LBC Express in Sydney will allocate four container vans. Each container can hold 350 boxes.


How will the donated goods be distributed?

These will be turned over to the Philippine National Red Cross for distribution.

More information?

Tel 9760 0933 (Emma)
Mob 0411 873 099 (Mari)
Mob 0459 120 117 (Romy)

*** For those planning to send in cash, please visit this page for details on how to send money to the Commission on Filipinos Overseas.

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