I received this note from the owners of Dalaga, a lovely shop in Greenpoint owned by two Filipino sisters. There is an event at Jeepny tonight. But Dalaga will be accepting donations in the coming days. Dalaga: 150 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, (718) 389-4049
As some of you know, my sister and I are Filipino and this weekend a devastating typhoon hit the country. Typhoon Haiyan resembled a tsunami, leveling houses and drowning hundreds of people in one of the worst disasters to hit Southeast Asia. Thankfully our family’s area was not badly hit, but 480,000 others are displaced and 4 million more are affected by the typhoon across 36 provinces. They are expecting another storm to hit them tomorrow morning. Relief agencies are immediately calling for canned food, water, medicines and tents for the homeless.
For anyone who lives in the New York metro area, Jeepny is hosting a Typhon Haiyan Fundraiser TONIGHT, 6pm to 9pm. They are accepting canned food and monetary donations for the Philippine Red Cross. If you cannot make it to the Jeepny event tonight and wish to donate, we will accept donations starting today. We will be making regular drops to The Philippine Red Cross. Please see the list of donations we will be accepting.
Canned/ packaged ready to eat food (sardines, instant noodles, shelf stable milk, rice, etc.)
Water purifier tablets
Tents and other temporary shelters
Freshly laundered and clean blankets, pillows, sheets, towels, etc
Flashlights and batteries
Hygiene kits with personal care items-soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, sanitary napkins
Baby diapers, wipes, bottles, baby formula
Cooking apparatus-pots and utensils
General medical supplies and over the counter medications at least one year from expiration
At this time, we cannot accept clothing. We appreciate any support you can give and hope you’ll help to spread the word.
Michelle & Mary Mangiliman