After the onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda in Eastern Visayas, more Filipinos nationwide are joining forces to extend support to the victims in any way possible. But with the extent of damage that limits the delivery of aid and assistance, it becomes a challenge for many kababayans to help in relief operations.
GCASH, the flagship mobile money service of G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI), the mobile commerce arm of Globe Telecom, is paving the way for Globe subscribers nationwide to extend financial support to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda at the speed of a text message.
Using GCASH as donation facility, concerned citizens can send money to support the relief operations of different organizations such as the Philippine National Red Cross, one of the most active organizations in the Philippines that conduct disaster relief operations.
How to donate…
To send cash donations to the Philippine National Red Cross via GCASH, Globe subscribers can text:
and send to 2882.
Globe subscribers who wish to donate to other government and non-government partner-organizations of Globe may just dial *143# through their mobile phones and choose GCASH>Others Services>Donate>Amount>MPIN>Select Charity.
“We encourage our subscribers to take part in helping thousands of Typhoon Yolanda-affected communities especially those in the Visayas and Mindanao regions in a way that’s easy, safe, and hassle-free. We hope that through GCASH, concerned citizens who may not be able to join relief operations can do their share in helping rebuild the nation. No amount is big or small, as these donations will surely go a long way and mean a lot to our kababayans in typhoon-stricken areas,” shared GXI President Paolo Baltao.
The GCASH donation facility is part of the telco’s Bangon Pinoy program, an enterprise-wide disaster response initiative that aims to have a unified system for donations, relief efforts, and corporate social responsibility programs across products and services.
To know more about Globe Bangon Pinoy, visit www.globe.com.ph/bangonpinoy.
You probably haven’t noticed that my blog’s domain has changed had I not mentioned it or had you not looked at your browser’s URL bar – that’s actually a good thing because a seamless transition is quite difficult to do.
Anyways… that’s right! Welcome to my new domain: www.chuckiedreyfus.ph
The old domain is still up and running but all links lead to my new URL via a “301 Redirect” (aka Permanent Redirect)… ok… ok… technical jargon.
Oh by the way, if you’ve added me to your blogroll, I’d greatly appreciate it if you could update it so that the link leads to my new domain instead of the old one. Thanks, again!
To those very critical about restaurants offering their profit to charity for victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), saying that they should just donate all the food to relief and that NO ONE should be dining out right now at a time like this… your self-righteousness is quite unfair to the owners of these establishments.
Granted, the ideal thing to do is for people to donate money instead of eating out… but some will STILL dine out.
If and when they do, at least they have the option to dine in an establishment that has committed to offer all or a fraction of their profit to charity.
Do not judge establishments and their owners because of this. Business will go on. It’s how they make a “living”.
HOW CAN ONE GIVE OUT IF THERE IS NOTHING COMING IN?
It’s the same as you donating money or food begotten from the income you get out of your salary or business.
Besides, before teaching someone a thing or two about “better” charity, you haven’t even the slightest idea if these owners have ALREADY donated from their own pockets and not just out of profit.
So, please… go easy on them.
Everyone is trying to help.
Just do your part.