This just in from Ateneo Task Force Ondoy as of 3:30PM, Tuesday, September 29, 2009:
The Ateneo is accepting donations, both in kind or in cash/check. The center of relief operations is the Ateneo College Covered Courts. Items most needed as of this writing are:
- bottled water
- canned goods
- mats, blankets
Those who wish to donate or volunteer for Ateneo Task Force Ondoy are welcome to go to the College Covered Courts, where they will be directed, assisted, and briefed.
For cash donations, direct deposits can be made to:
SIMBAHANG LINGKOD NG BAYAN (Account Name/Payee)
Bank of the Philippine Islands (Loyola-Katipunan Branch)
BPI Peso Checking Account Number: 3081-1111-61
BPI Dollar Savings Account Number: 3084-0420-12
Checks may be addressed to Simbahang Lingkod Bayan as well. For GCASH users, you may send your donations by typing: DONATE_<Amount>_<4-digit pin>_SLB and send to 2992.
Instructions for monetary donations from overseas sources are being sent out separately.
Operations start at 6AM daily, and deployment to the areas start at 1PM. Volunteers (mostly students so far due to the cancellation of classes) are welcome to help by signing up for three-hour shifts each, starting at 6AM ending at 12AM. For easier monitoring, people are highly encouraged to come at the start of the three-hour intervals. For volunteers, please wear comfortable working clothes. Bring umbrellas, jackets, extra shirts, and water. Please wear blue.
We are also consolidating a list of missing people and evacuation centers around Metro Manila. Please visit and update http://ateneotaskforceondoy.misa.org.ph. If you know people who are missing or who are at evacuation centers, please add their names and contact information at the website. The site is currently still down, but please check back in an hour or so. We are still finishing uploading files into the site.
Relief operations have covered the following areas:
1. Ateneoville, Nangka Marikina
2. Pentecost Parish, Katipunan
3. UBB (Urban Bliss), Barangka Marikina
5. GK sites (6)
6. Banal na Sacramento, QC
For inquiries, please contact:
Chris Castillo (OSA), 0920/913-6404
An Manapat ( OSCI), 0917/738-5108
Bro. Weyms Sanchez, SJ (SLB), 0908/891-8848
Gio Tingson (Sanggu), 0917/880-7427
Kacci Morales (Sanggu) at 0927/981-8811
Thank you to all who have generously contributed and continue to contribute their time, effort and resources to this relief operation. Thank you too for the continuing prayers. God bless.
The Ateneo Task Force Ondoy