Over the weekend, the Central House and our DLSP schools have called out for donations in cash and in kind for the Typhoon Yolanda victims. Together with the Lasallian Justice and Peace Commission (LJPC) and our contacts from the different Social Action Offices of our schools, we have identified the University of St. La Salle (USLS) in Bacolod to be our main relief centre and DLSP will be sending to USLS the donations we've gathered. The location of USLS in the Visayas region will be very strategic given that our priority areas for relief are Sagay and Cadiz in Negros Occidental, Batayan in Cebu, Iloilo and Roxas. The aforementioned areas are not that publicised in the news, but are equally in need of relief goods like that of the areas in Tacloban and Samar. Currently, we are also in touch with contacts from Guiuan Eastern Samar, the area where Typhoon Yolanda had made its first land fall.
We have yet to get more precise information as to how long will relief be needed. Though we expect it to take a long time since the ones drastically affected have no homes to return to and that the evacuation centres will be their only refuge for now.
As to our plan for the rehabilitation phase, we are looking at rebuilding the public schools in the affected areas. We will be more specific with details regarding this plan soon after we discuss the project.
With all these plans for relief and rehabilitation, we continue to ask for donations from various groups and individuals. Below are the bank details for monetary donations:
- Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) Bank (NOT RCBC SAVINGS)
- Account Name: De La Salle Brothers, Inc. - Yolanda
- Peso Account: 1296-714778
- US Dollar Account: 8296-001156
- Swift Code for Dollar Account: RCBC PHMM
For tracking and monitoring purposes, we also wish to request the donors to email the deposit slip to email@example.com or fax it to +63 2 721 5049.
Please feel free to contact Mr. Keane Palatino at +63 917 500 5323 or Mr. Gladstone Cuarteros at +63 917 843 9468 for any questions or clarifications.
For the specific details of each La Salle schools' relief operations, click here.
Thank you very much.