THE Department of Social Welfare and Development in the region is accepting donations for families and victims that were badly affected by recent typhoons that hit several areas in Luzon.
Those who wish to extend their help may drop their donations at the DSWD Field Office 7 located at Barangay Carreta, Cebu City.
The agency will accept cash and in-kind donations.
Cash donations can be transferred and deposited to the DSWD Landbank of the Philippines account. Here are the details; Account Name: DSWD DONATION FUND, Account Number: 3122-1011-84, and Bank Address: Landbank of the Philippines, Batasan Branch, Constitution Hills, Quezon City.
Accepted items for in-kind donations are foods (nonperishable goods, canned goods), mats, toiletries, blankets, tents, eco-bags, kitchen and cooking utensils, toys, and other essential items that victims need.
To safeguard the health and maintain the dignity and well-being of families affected by the disaster, DSWD discourages the donation of used clothes, instead, only new sets of clothes and adult undergarments will be accepted as donations.
Donors may indicate the name of the place or region in Luzon to which they wish to send their donations such as in Bicol, Region 2, Region IV-A, or other parts of Luzon.
DSWD reminds everyone to be careful and report fake accounts that use the name of the agency to take advantage of collecting donations for their personal gains.
This month super typhoon “Rolly” and typhoon “Ulysses” entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility and made landfall in areas of Luzon which triggered extreme flooding and landslides, destroyed properties and livelihood, and displaced a lot of families.
Meanwhile, the DSWD Central Office as well as other field offices continue to provide augmentation support to local government units that were severely hit by the calamity.(PR)