We Filipinos are known for being resilient. But perhaps our best trait in times of crisis is our bayanihan spirit. Whatever happens, we always have each other's backs, and we would gladly go out of our way to support and assist those in need. Despite our concerted efforts in containing the coronavirus or COVID-19, many groups lack the resources to continue their service to our country, such as our brave frontliners. A lot of underprivileged families are also in dire need of sustenance.
If you've been looking for ways to help our fellow Filipinos in this fight against the widespread virus, here's a rolling list of groups you can contact. As Luzon is under enhanced community quarantine and we are advised to stay at home, these are calls for cash donations, which you can do through online banking.
We'll be updating this with new calls for help, so feel free to bookmark this to stay tuned.
Youth for Human Rights and Democracy Philippines
Young Filipino Advocates of Critical Thinking
Salamat PH Healthcare Heroes
Frontline Feeders Philippines
Help for Health Movement
UP Manila College of Public Health Student Council
Save San Roque
World Vision Philippines
World Vision Philippines is looking to provide Basic Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Medical Workers/Caregivers/Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERT).
The organization also aims to provide Basic Health Facility Disinfectant Kits to health facilities.
Aside from that, they also aim to provide underserved families with sanitation kits that include alcohol, mouthwash, Face Mask, Hygiene Promotion/Handwashing Reading Materials (from the World Health Organization).
Rock Ed Philippines
UP Medical Foundation and UP National Institutes of Health
Families, Children, Elderly, And Underprivileged:
Zero Hunger PH
De Paul Formation House
UP Diliman University Student Council
Project Duyan for Sustainable Geriatric Health and Wellness