Send Love to Philippines
Super Typhoon Goni, the world’s strongest storm of the year 2020, had made a landfall in the Philippines on 1 November. The category 5 typhoon had struck the island with high speed destructive winds and torrential rains that caused flooding and triggered landslides which devastated the lives of 2 million people and left thousands of houses destroyed.
A disaster assessment was launched by Tzu Chi volunteers in Batangas on 3 November, followed by a two-day cash for work programme to drive locals to clean up and restore their community. The residents had also received further cash assistance from Tzu Chi to repair their homes. After completing the relief mission in Batangas, Tzu Chi volunteers moved on to the more severely affected Province of Albay on the 5th to launch the second cash for relief operation.
Before things were back to normal in the aftermath of Typhoon Goni, the country was slammed by another category 4 typhoon named Typhoon Vamco on 13 November. This time flooding the capital city Manila. Hot meals were delivered by Tzu Chi volunteers to towns where there was a power outage. On the following day, another cash for work programme was initiated to remove the muds before it dried up.
A cash relief of 1,000 pesos per person is twice the average daily salary for the locals. The cash handout is more than just a token of appreciation for their labor, but also a form of encouragement for them to rebuild their homeland.
In the Philippines where 80% of the population are Catholics, further cash relief were handed out with the hope of helping more than 9,000 families to prepare for Christmas celebration. Behind these gestures are the sincere blessings from Master Cheng Yen and Tzu Chi volunteers around the world.
When disaster occurs, help comes from all directions.
It is a greater challenge to provide disaster relief amid a pandemic.
No amount is too small to help the disaster survivors rebuild their life.
Be part of our effort to render support to those who are in need of help.
Ways to Donate
Donate via GIVE.asia online platform between 9 Dec 2020 to 31 Jan 2021.
2）PayNow (no donation receipt will be issued)
You may also donate through PayNow between 9 Dec 2020 to 31 Jan 2021.
Scan QR code
Or Enter UEN: 201611166R
Please indicate “PHIL RELIEF 2020” in the “Reference Number” field.
3）Cheque Donation (with receipt)
Please make your cheque payable to "Tzu Chi Merit Organization" and indicate your full name in English (and Chinese if available), email address, address, contact number, and “PHIL RELIEF 2020” on the reverse side of cheque.
Please mail or submit your cheque to the following address before 31 Jan 2021:
Buddhist Tzu Chi Merit Organization (Singapore) Ltd.
9 Elias Road，Singapore 519937
- No donation receipt will be issued for this fundraising activity. Should you require a receipt from Tzu Chi, please submit cheque or donation on the first floor of Jing Si Hall.
- Please note that all donation raised for overseas disaster relief are non-tax deductible.
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