Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan was one of the worst typhoons in recorded history – 11.3 million people have been affected. People have lost their homes, families, and lives.
Any help at all is greatly appreciated, Bearcat or not. Maraming at daghan salamat sa inyong lahat! Here’s what you can do:
FROM WITHIN ISM
- Go down to Elmer at the cashier and donate money to the Disaster Relief Fund. These fundswill go directly to UNICEF Philippines.
- Support school events geared towards typhoon relief, such as Friday Night Lights! Watch out for collection tins with this logo, and if you have spare change, put it in. Anything helps.
- Bring in relief goods to a designated drop off at Family Fun Day (ONLY canned goods, blankets, clothing, and basic first aid kits/medicines are being accepted) and put money into the collection tins you find around the event.
- Of course, you can also donate directly to UNICEF Philippines (link), Red Cross Philippines (link) or any other recognised international organisation helping in the relief efforts.
FROM OUTSIDE ISM
- Donate to ISM’s Disaster relief fund via wire transfer to ISM; these funds will be consolidated and given to UNICEF Philippines. For bank details, please e-mail StudentCouncilISSBA@ismanila.org or WoodsN@ismanila.org.
- Instead of collecting physical goods from abroad, it will probably be more efficient to donate directly to UNICEF Philippines (link), Red Cross Philippines (link) or any other recognised international organisation helping in the relief efforts.
- Let us know about it! We’d love to hear how the entire extended ISM community – alumni, ex-teachers, or even other IASAS school students – is coming together. Take pictures, write things up, and send them over to StudentCouncilISSBA@ismanila.org. Your work will help inspire the sustained effort that’s going to be needed over the next few months.
SUPPORT ALUMNI INITIATIVES
1. Stiftung Solarenergie – Solar Energy Foundation Philippines: Ken Lee (ISM Class of 2007) is working on an initiative to provide solar power to typhoon struck areas.
Click Here for Facebook Page – Updates are actively posted here.
Thank you to everyone who’s already donated or reached out to us! The support from Bearcats and friends all over the world has been overwhelming.