Local Organizations Seek Donations for Typhoon Ketsana Relief Efforts

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Over the weekend, Typhoon Ketsana (known in the country as Ondoy) dumped massive amounts of rain on Metro Manila, Philippines. Now local organizations are seeking donations to send to the area, which is still reeling from the flooding and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of families.

Items that are acutely needed are, as follows:

  • Money
  • Medicine (over-the-counter medications like aspirin, Tylenol and other fever reducers)
  • Blankets
  • Pasteurized milk (no initial refrigeration needed)
  • Powdered formula milk for babies
  • Food in foil packs like tuna, etc (most flood victims will not have access to can-openers)
  • Clothing (adult, children and baby sizes)
  • Blankets

You can drop donations off at two Jersey City locations: – Sinugba Cafe (561 West Side Ave.) and Casa Victoria (691 Newark Ave.).

The donations will be shipped off Oct. 3 and 15.

For more info, contact Yves Nibungco at 201-621-3156 or Nick Cordero at 917-476-7855.

Jon Whiten

co-founder of the Jersey City Independent; he now works for a public-policy nonprofit in Trenton.