August 2012 Floods: What to Donate (for Relief Operations)

Here are some things that you can donate to those who have been affected by the August 2012 floods:

Materials for Relief Operations

  • Boxes for packing the relief goods
  • Diesel oil (for locations running on generators)
  • Sacks to place the relief donations to be given per family
  • Water canteens
  • Water containers

Food Items

  • Biscuits
  • Bottled water
  • Bread
  • Canned goods (tuna, sardines, etc.)
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee, tea, orange juice
  • Cooking or vegetable oil
  • Cornflakes or other cereals
  • Dried fish
  • Dried fruit
  • Dry food
  • Foiled pack or pouched food (pork and beans, etc.)
  • Instant noodles
  • Milk
  • Monggo beans
  • Rice
  • Soup
  • Sugar

Eating Utensils

  • Paper plates
  • Plastic or paper cups
  • Plastic forks
  • Plastic knives
  • Plastic spoons
  • Soup bowls

For Barangay Soup Kitchen [c/o Ping Medina]

  • 250 pcs whole chicken (chopped)
  • 105 kilo regular rice
  • 35 kilo sticky rice (glutinous)
  • 8 kilo garlic (minced)
  • 6 kilo red onion (minced)
  • 3 kilo ginger
  • 8L patis
  • 2,000 large eggs
  • Large pots
  • Industrial (mobile) burners

For Babies and Toddlers

  • Baby food
  • Breast milk
  • Clothes for babies
  • Diapers
  • Formula milk
  • Powdered milk

Clothes

  • Footwear (especially slippers, no heels please)
  • Pants
  • Raincoat
  • Rubber boots
  • Shirts
  • Shorts
  • Socks
  • Sweaters
  • Towels
  • Underwear

Other Non-Food Items

  • Laundry soaps
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Plastic sheets
  • Wet tissues

Sleeping Materials

  • Banig or sleeping mats
  • Blankets
  • Mattresses
  • Old pillow cases (to be sown as makeshift quilts) [via]
  • Pillows
  • Tarps or tolda as makeshift beds and tents
  • Tents

Medicines

  • Acetaminophen (for acute body pain, joint pain, anti-inflammatory)
  • Amoxycillin
  • Anti-fungal medicine
  • Antiseptics
  • Azithromycin
  • Betadine
  • Calamine lotion (or other mosquito repellents)
  • Cefalexin
  • Doxycicline (to prevent outbreak of leptospirosis)
  • Ibuprofen
  • Immodium and Diatabs (for diarrhea)
  • Paracetamol

First Aid Kit

  • Adhesive bandages (various sizes)
  • Alcohol
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Antiseptic hand cleaner
  • Aspirin
  • Elastic bandages
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Latex gloves
  • Masks
  • Medical adhesive tape
  • Safety pins
  • Scissors
  • Sterile gauze (four inch squares are best)
  • Thermometer
  • Tweezers

Toiletries

  • Bath soaps
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Shampoo
  • Sulfur soap
  • Tissue or toilet rolls
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste

Emergency Supplies

  • Batteries
  • Candles
  • Flashlight
  • Handheld emergency lights
  • Lamps
  • Matches
  • Rope

For Children / Educational Materials and School Supplies

  • Educational kits
  • Picture books
  • School bags
  • Toys and other stuffed animals

For Rebuilding and Livelihood

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Construction materials for housing repairs
  • Fishing nets (for fisher folks)
  • Gasoline
  • Garbage bags
  • Seeds (for farmers)
  • Temporary toilet units

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PACKING

  • Please don’t use plastic bags; instead use a blanket, towel or old t-shirt to tie up and carry your donations.
  • Please sort clothes according to age and gender—Adult Female, Adult Male, Female Teens, Male Teens, Kids sizes Male and Female, as well as toddlers

For information on where you can donate the above, please see the following links:

Updated as of 10 August 2012, 5:30 PM.

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