Taal Eruption Relief Operations: Where And How To Help?


Relief and rescue operations for the Taal Volcano eruption and ashfall are ongoing to those affected residents in Batangas and Cavite. Several government agencies encouraged for sending donations to assist the victims and evacuees.

Department of Social Welfare and Development or DSWD called for those who wanted to help and volunteer in the relief operations. Look through the details below via their Twitter account.

The Calabrazon chapter of DSWD are also reaching out for donation of goods and items and for volunteers for the repacking of goods for the affected families. You may refer to their Twitter posts below how to donate and/or volunteer.

The Cavite Chapter of the Philippine Red Cross is currently receiving relief goods for victims of the eruption. Those willing to donate may drop goods in the National College of Science & Technology at Amafel Building, Aguinaldo Highway, Dasmarinas, Cavite.

PRC chairman and Senator Richard Gordon encourages those residing in Cavite and Laguna to donate essentials such as facemasks, towel, bottled water, easy-open canned goods, cup noodles, coffee sachets, cleaning materials, hygiene kits, blankets and mattresses.

On the other hand, the provincial government of Batangas are opening for donations to relief operations. Donors can bring them to the Provincial Sports Complex, Bolbok, Batangas City. Cash donors are also welcome. Please look through the post for more details.



Donors can also call the PDRRMO Hotline on 043-786-0693 / 043-733-9350.

For rescue operations, affected and concerned citizens may contact the following numbers from local governments:

• Talisay Rescue: 09089292844 / 09178806841
• Sto. Tomas Disaster Risk Reduction: 09434605731
• Sto. Tomas PNP: 09153729019
• Sto. Tomas fire: 09156021987
• Agoncillo Rescue: 09752618244
• Lipa City Rescue: 09154635005
• Tanauan Bureau Fire: 09223448887
• Tanauan City Police: 09393227848
• Nasugbu Rescue: 09175089911 / 09196292599

Caritas Manila also calls for donations, including food packs, clear water, water containers, cleaning materials, sleeping mats, blankets, mosquito nets, flashlights, rechargeable batteries, and emergency lamps, hygienic items, medical kits and N95 facemasks. Willing donors may give upon clicking the link in their Facebook post or drop them at the Caritas Manila Office on 2002 Jesus St., Pandacan, Manila.


Posted by Caritas Manila on Sunday, January 12, 2020

For those willing to send cash donations, you may deposit to the following accounts:

Savings account name: Caritas Manila, Inc.

BDO savings account no.: 5600-45905
BPI savings account no.: 3063-5357-01
Metrobank savings account no.: 175-3-17506954-3

For dollar accounts:
BPI savings account no.: 3064-0033-55
Swift code: BOPIPHMM

PNB savings account no.: 10-856-660002-5
Swift code: PNBMPHMM

Caritas Manila says people may also donate via Cebuana Lhuillier free of charge. For proper acknowledgement of donations, people are instructed to fax a copy of the deposit slip to 8563-9306 or email a scanned copy to donorcare@caritasmanila.org.ph. Name and address should also be indicated.

The Rotaract Clubs of Rotary International District 3800 also calls for in-kind donations like N95 facemasks, functional clothes, blankets, slippers, food packs, drinkable water, flashlights with Batteries, Medicines and hygiene kits. Relief goods will go to the Rotaract Club of San Pedro and Rotaract Club of Taal-Lemery for distribution.

Cash donations are also welcomed and can be deposited to the Rotaract’s BPI, BDO and GCash accounts. For further details, check their Facebook post below.

URGENT CALL FOR HELP! The Rotaract Club of San Pedro East 3820 and the Rotaract Club of Taal-Lemery SH are organizing…

Posted by Rotaract Club of Manila on Sunday, January 12, 2020

Even the non-government organization People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) got in to assist rescue operations for trapped animals in the affected areas around Taal. They are calling for items like telescopes, dog and cat food, facemasks, leashes and collars. See their FB post for full details.

ITEMS NEEDED FOR TAAL RELIEF | If you're able to donate any of these items, please do. 💙 #TaalVolcano #TaalEruption2020

Posted by PETA Asia on Sunday, January 12, 2020

Meanwhile, the charity organization Operation Blessing is calling for generous support for their disaster response operations, starting in the Sto. Tomas Evacuation Center. The families evacuated are in deep need of food, water, clothes, sleeping mats and facemasks.


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The NGO Hope in a Bottle is asking pledges for water donations to be given directly to the victims. Check their Facebook post on how to give:

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Some congregations are calling out for donors:

Christ Commission Fellowship (CCF)

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Victory Christian Fellowship

Lastly, established institutions around Luzon also call out for in-kind donations for those affected. Among them are:

ADMU Sanggunian

De La Salle Lipa

De La Salle University – USG and COSCA

Lyceum of the Philippines University-Cavite

Malayan Colleges Laguna

Polytechnic University of the Philippines

University of Santo Tomas

University of the Philippines