Help the Philippines from Here
University President, the Reverend Stephen A. Privett, S.J., emailed the USF community on Monday in response to requests asking how to help victims of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Authorities estimate that over 10,000 people have been killed by the storm, which struck the Philippines last Friday.
USF’s University Ministry, Yuchengco Philippine Studies, and the St. Ignatius Institute are accepting monetary donations that will be forwarded directly to the Ateneo de Manila, a Jesuit university in the Philippines, to support its relief work with those affected by the tragedy, wrote Father Privett.
Any checks should be made out to: Ateneo de Manila Jesuit Relief Organization.
In addition, students can make Flexi donations through USF’s Filipino-American Student Organization, Kasamahan. Kasamahan will be tabling on UC 1st floor to raise funds for the victims next Tuesday November 19th, 11:45-1:30.
Outside of USF, Students can also donate through the mGive Foundation, a mobile giving organization, by texting AID to 80108 to give a $10 donation to the organization’s Philippines Typhoon Disaster Relief Fund. Charges will appear on the user’s wireless bill or will be deducted from a prepaid balance. Text STOP to 80108 to stop or HELP for assistance.
“Let us keep our Philippine brothers and sisters who have suffered the loss of loved ones, homes and livelihood in our thoughts and prayers,” Father Privett said.