Yolanda, You and Hallyu: Fundraiser + How you can help

From restaurants mounting “Dine for a cause” projects down to private individuals’ offering their skills and services with proceeds going to various organizations, there is no shortage of ways in which you can help those affected by Typhoon Yolanda.

Yesterday, I came across this post on the Ateneo Initiative for Korean Studies (AIKS) 아테네오 한국학 선도 Facebook page:

YOLANDA, YOU AND HALLYU: Pagbulig, Pagtulong, 도움

YOLANDA, YOU AND HALLYU: Pagbulig, Pagtulong, 도움

YOLANDA, YOU AND HALLYU: Pagbulig, Pagtulong, 도움

It’s time for Filipinos and Koreans to work hand-in-hand again to extend help to our brethren from the Visayas region. Our solidarity must work not only in good but also in bad times.

For Kpop fans out there, perhaps you have old or extra Kpop goodies (or other goodies for that matter) that you can contribute for auction — all proceeds will go to victims of Yolanda!

PLEASE SEND ALL KPOP DONATIONS TO THE MODERN LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT, SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES, ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY (MON-FRI, 9AM to 5PM)

For inquiries, please contact aiks.ksip@gmail.com or romarchuca@gmail.com / 09272310070 / 09239457227

I planned on selling some items early this year (alongside the KPop stuff I bought in Korea still lying around in my boxes) but I didn’t have time to work on it. Maybe stalling for that is a blessing. Now these items really have to go.

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#ReliefPH: How you can help

There are so many ways we can help those affected by typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan. In fact, you can donate via text. It just takes a while for the system to reply for confirmation, but it’s very convenient. Just take note of the following:

SMS

Text REDAMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)

G-Cash

Text DONATEAMOUNT4-digit M-PINREDCROSS to 2882

You can donate the following denominations:
Globe: 5, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000
Smart: 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 or 1000

More ways to help via the Philippine Red Cross here.

I also came across this comprehensive infographic on Facebook for those who want to donate cash and goods.

How you can help

For an even more detailed list, check out Rappler’s comprehensive entry on the relief efforts.

Photo credits: Bangon Region 8