Tropical storm Sendong (international name, Walsh) that hit Mindanao last Friday turned out out to be one of the deadliest cyclones to hit the Philippines since 2000. More than 300 people have died and thousands more have lost their homes following the flash floods that hit Mindanao because of Sendong. Worst hit are the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan.
In response to the call for assistance to victims of floods and landslides in Southern Philippines, the Australian Mindanao Multicultural Communities Inc (AUSMINDANAO) and the Australian Visayan Multicultural Communities Inc (AUSVISAYAN) is appealing for financial assistance through a a collaborative project called Sendisaster Appeal.
According to the organisers, all proceeds will be donated to the local non-government organizations in the affected provinces of Mindanao. Donation can be deposited to the following bank accounts:
Account Name: Australia Mindanao Multicultural Communities Inc.
Bank: National Australia Bank (NAB)
Account Number: 178586336
(Indicated in the deposit reference: “Sendisaster – Your Name”.
Once deposited, notify AUSMINDANAO by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call/SMS 0430 185 350 for acknowledgment
The Sendisaster Appeal is now going on and will continue until 31 January 2012.
Progress reports will be disseminated and posted by the organisers at www.ph.org.au/ausmindanao and at www.australianvisayan.org.
Further information may be obtained by calling Serna Ladia on 0430 185 350 or email email@example.com and Ronaldo Villaver on 0423 590 561 or email firstname.lastname@example.org:
The Sendisaster Appeal Project is a collaborative undertaking of AusMindanao and AusVisayan communities in coordination with the Philippine Australia Disaster Emergency Response (PADER) Program of PCC NSW Inc.
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