Philippine Floods 2012: Time To Help Out – List of Resources #ReliefPH
6:57PM EST Update: Added relevant infographic from fellow geek Ken.ph via his design website LoveArmy. You can see it at the bottom of the post.
On August 6,2012, The entire Philippine Netizenship locked into their Facebook Timelines and Twitter feeds watching the never-ending stream of calls for support and mobilization, as a SouthWest monsoon brought upwards of 472mm of rainfall in 22 hours, surpassing Ondoy. But this time, with experience and better preparation, Filipinos have shown their collective strength and resilience, as many proactive groups and individuals donated their skills and time into putting together responses both on the ground and online to help out those in need and to those who were looking to help out in the Philippine Floods situation.
It’s only been 3 years removed from one of the worst calamities in our country, and yet our resourcefulness and willingness to help have contributed to a tremendously positive outcome despite the obvious losses. This was one of the most successful cases of crowdsourced social media mobilization I have ever seen. It’s because of this collective action that we may have averted the catastrophe that Ondoy once brought. We’ve a long way to go in terms of urban planning and disaster preparedness – but there’s hope for the Philippines yet
Now that we’ve made it through the worst of the situation (let’s keep our fingers crossed!), it’s time to help out! Here’s a list of alternative ways that you can make a difference. Don’t despair if you feel you can only offer a little — small things put together can make a BIG difference.
pinas911.info - Monitor Tweets & Hashtags for Flood Updates and Rescue and Relief Operations
You can donate via Multiply’s familiar payment system – just the same as purchasing anything online. It’s an easy 4-step process that directly sends your donation into the Red Cross’ humanitarian operations. Donations from outside of the Philippines can be made by way of credit card or Paypal option.
Google Crisis Response Project – Philippines Flood-Related and Relief Resources
You can access comprehensive and up-to-date information regarding Philippine flood-related and relief response information via this Google.org project. The site includes a Person Finder, relevant news, as well as pinned locations of disaster response sites, shelters, donation centers, and a flood tracker on Google Maps.
A live list of drop-off areas and command centers that has anything to do with the current relief operations within Metro Manila. Check out the list and find a donation center nearest you.
LoveArmy.com Unified Support Infographic
Good friend and fellow design geek Ken.ph made an infographic to visually illustrate how easy it is to be part of the relief efforts for our flood-affected brothers. The original image can be found on his design site, LoveArmy.com -
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