As shocked but largely unaffected citizens start to trickle back to work, and others who experienced the wrath of typhoon Ondoy sift through the debris around them, many others remain trapped in their homes and villages without food and potable water. Rescue operations and relief efforts continue throughout the metro.
Hundreds of websites, tweets, and Facebook status updates are listing ways to donate and help out. We’ve compiled some of the most comprehensive sites here:
Rescue Info Hub Central: Comprehensive consolidated spreadsheet listing organizations and individuals helping relief efforts; can be updated with your own information. The site includes resources for the following:
Where to get updated news;
Calls for rescue;
Missing and found people;
Emergency numbers; and
Where and how to donate.
GMANews.tv: Verified list of relief centers complete with operating hours.
Sour Politics: Comprehensive list of rescue operations, civic organizations and media contacts, business establishments, institutions, and individuals aiding relief efforts.
Random Salt: Organized, alphabetical list of contacts for rescue and relief operations particularly useful if you know where you want to donate and wish to get quick directory information.
Here’s to Life: Updated and verified list of malls and businesses used as drop-off points for relief goods and area-by-area listing of relief effort hubs.
Help Ondoy Victims: Consolidated information including updates and individual calls for help.
Situation Map for Metro Manila: A regularly updated Google map indicating stranded individuals and their addresses.
As a reminder, when making donations, especially online, through text, or through direct deposit to bank accounts, please make sure that the recipients are legitimate organizations participating in the relief efforts. We also suggest that as you repost these links and the contact information they provide to your own sites and social networks, please visit the Rescue Info Hub Central and add any new information there so you can help in efforts to consolidate the information.