Just last week, I was part of Digicon Events Management’s annual charity event called, “STARSERVE”! This is actually my second year to participate in this amazing event wherein celebrities become restaurant servers for a night to help out kids in need.
Last year, we were star servers for T.G.I. Friday’s, Tomas Morato. This year, it was held at Outback Steakhouse along Libis.
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:
DONATE<space>AMOUNT<space>4-digit M-PIN<space>REDCROSS 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 Pinoyprogram, 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.
Please see the long list of places, establishments and centers that are donating and/or facilitating donations and relief for victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda. (This list is regularly updated). I encourage you to pls share this page or link to it.
Also, I am sharing with everyone these VITAL HASHTAGS which we should all use to hasten relief and rescue operations for Yolanda victims and also for disseminating information to the public.
Likewise, here are a few more relief centers accepting donations of cash and in kind for all those affected by this devastating typhoon.
It’s really great to see technology put to good use not just to benefit those who can afford the services, but also for those who REALLY need it especially in dire times.
Leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom continues to provide Libreng Tawag service to displaced residents of Zamboanga City to ensure that they can remain in touch with their families and friends despite the ongoing clashes between the military and members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).
Lending aid to victims of Typhoon Labuyo in South and North Luzon is just a text away as Globe Telecom opens up its GCASH micro-payment service to accept donations for relief operations of government and non-government organizations.
Globe has set up GCASH donation channels for the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC), and Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB), three of the most active relief assistance centers for the calamity.
Good news to Globe Subscribers – prepaid and postpaid alike…
Our awesome friends at Globe are hard at work all throughout this holiday, manning the customer service trunk lines and monitoring social networks to ensure that whatever network concerns we may have over the long weekend may be addressed and resolved.
Being a subscriber myself, I know how important it is to have concerns resolved and questions answered at the soonest possible time.
If you encounter any Globe-related difficulty or if you simply happen to have a few inquiries, there are a number of ways to reach them…
I recently got wind through good friend, Ronnie Henares, about an awesome goodwill and charity event happening tomorrow to help our fellow kababayans who were severely affected by the recent flooding.
Bottega Studio by L.A. based photographer and stylist (husband and wife tandem), Mau and Au Mauricio, together with a group of photographers, makeup artists and celebrities will do your portrait shots for a minimum donation of Php 500.00 only.
This wonderul cause happens tomorrow – Aug18, from 9am to 7pm at 146 Katipunan Ave., Whiteplains. Landmark is Dexter Bakeshop and BDO.
This is a wonderful way to help out those greatly needing relief and provisions. So, please spread the word and let’s get tons of people over to have their portraits taken.
For additional details or to have yourself scheduled, you may reach Au Mauricio through cell number 09178468328. Just inform them that you got their number from Ronnie Henares.