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These are trying times for the people of the Philippines, especially those in the Visayas and Northern Mindanao regions, where a Category 5 Typhoon caused widespread devastation over the weekend.

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It is estimated that possibly 10,000 people may have lost their lives. Government support is lacking and corpses are strewn along the roads and fields. Many people in isolated areas have not had food or water for days and are desperate.  Please give if you can.

Things that are needed: 
1. Non-Perishable Food: PULL TOP canned meat/vegetables, fruits etc.; ready to eat dry goods such as nuts, peanut butter, dried fruits, granola and trail mixes, jerkies, ready to eat snacks; bottled water; ready- to-eat meals or MREs etc.

2. Personal Care Products: Antibacterial soap, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, lotion etc.

3. Cleaning supplies: Laundry detergents, general cleaner, sponges, powdered bleach, mops, scrub brushes, buckets, rubber gloves etc.

4. Paper products: Toilet paper, paper towels etc

5. Baby and infant supplies: Diapers, wipes, diaper rash ointment, baby wash, baby shampoo, baby lotion etc.

6. First-Aid items: Bandages, gauze, pads, first aid tape, antiseptic creams, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, latex gloves, instant cold packs,

Medicines:
Anti-tetanus injectables, all available
Xylocaine
Mupirocin (Bactroban)
Any oral antibiotics
Sulfamyacin (Flamazine)
Clindamycin
Any analgesic
Antipyretic
All IV Fluids

Suturing materials (suture & needles)
Needles
Syringes
Sterile dressings
Betadine
Sterile gloves
Bandages (micropore, elastic, etc.)
Antiseptics
Lysol
Face Masks
Sterile materials for OR

7. Candles, matches, lighters

Cash Donations online can be coursed through:

CBCP/CaritasFilipinas http://ushare.unionbankph.com/caritasfilipinas/

Catholic Relief Services https://secure.crs.org/site/Donation2

Philippine Red Cross http://www.redcross.org.ph/donate

LBC courier services https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=633332496719142&set=a.626521760733549.1073741852.255449267840802&type=1&theater

Drop-off Points:

1. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
– DSWD-National Resource Operations Center (NROC) Chapel Road, Pasay City (going to NAIA2). Contact number: (02) 851-2681
2. Philippine National Police
– PNP Gymnasium, Camp Crame, Quezon City. Contact numbers: 0915-333-8685, (02) 722-0650 (Police Senior Superintendent Teroy Taguinod)
3. Operation Tulong Bayan
– Balai, EDSA corner McArthur Ave., Cubao, Quezon City. Contact number: 02-913-6254; or
– The Commissary at Whitespace, 2341 Chino Roces Ave Ext. (formerly Pasong Tamo Ext), Makati City. Contact number: (02) 729-0030

4. Local Parish Churches

5. Ateneo de Manila University college covered courts

6. University of the Philippines Diliman

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