Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Call for relief donations to victims of typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in Tacloban, Leyte

IRRI through the Philippine Desk, Partnerships Office is responding to the immediate call for assistance for those badly affected by typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda especially in Leyte and Samar.

IRRI staff who would like to give their personal donations through the sector organizations may contact Jenny Hernandez (AISAS); Ramon Oliveros (SINOP); Ma. Luz Malabayabas (IFSA); Irma Tamisin (AIRESS); Ando Radanielson (AFSTRI), and Stella Bouman (IRS spouses), or through each organizational unit (OU) administrative coordinator or secretary.

All cash donations will be properly acknowledged. The Philippine Desk is coordinating with the Philippine Red Cross which has its relief assistance systems and personnel working 24 hours on the ground in all affected areas.

The deadline for cash donations is on 5pm of Friday, November 15th. Checks can be made payable to The Philippine Red Cross.

For those who are donating in kind - preferred are water (in 5 gallon containers), rice, canned food, coffee, chocolate drinks, medicine for fever, stomach aches, anti-fungal creams or ointments. Please check the expiry dates of the food items that you are donating.

Donations in kind will be brought at a later date as we are still making arrangements with the Philippine military for shipment of the goods.

For details, please contact Sylvia Avance at x2810, or Joselito Platon at x2883.

Transmitted by: HRS Workplace Communications Advisory

Workplace Communications Article 2013-093

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