COSCA Relief Bulletin No. 7 (7 January 2015)

AY2014-2015


Fire broke out in Brgy. Apolonio Samson, Quezon City last January 1, 2015 razing 800 houses to the ground.  The 6-hour fire left 4 dead and approximately 2,000 families are now temporarily residing at the nearby covered basketball courts, public schools and other facilities.

Some of the residents have returned to their burned houses to scavenge available materials to start rebuilding their homes. Others opted to stay outside these evacuation centers due to overcrowding. Most survivors are still waiting for provision of relief goods and emergency assistance.

 

Call for help

Brgy Apolonio Samson is a partner community of the Center for Social Concern and Action (COSCA) and is asking for our generous support. Local leaders of Kayumanggi-QC, our Partner Organization conducted an initial Damage Needs Capacities Assessment last January 4, 2015 and came out with the following list of needs:

 

FOOD ITEMS

NON-FOOD ITEMS

  • 10 kilos of rice
  • 6 canned goods
  • Dried fish
  • Mung beans
  • Sugar
  • Coffee
  • Milk
  • Bottled water

 

  • Old and new clothes (t-shirts, pants, shorts, etc.)
  • New under wears (for kids and adults)
  • Sanitary napkins (for women)
  • Footwear (shoes, slippers)
  • Plastic sheets and used tarpaulins
  • Sleeping mats
  • Blankets, pillows
  • Bath towels
  • Kitchen utensils (pots, pans, plates, mugs, spoon and fork)
  • Water containers
  • Laundry and bath soaps
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • School materials (books, notebooks, papers, pens/pencils)

 

COSCA would like to remind donors of the following:

For in-campus cash or check donation


Deposit it through the DLSU Cashier. Inform them to credit your donations to the DLSU Relief Fund (Acct # 600-135). Please send one copy of the official receipt to Ms. July Nery, COSCA Development Specialist for Community Health for proper acknowledgement or you can scan the OR and send it via email to july.nery@gmail.com.


For off-campus donation (peso)

You may go to any UCPB Branch and deposit to:
Account Name: De La Salle University
Account Number: 120-1147119


You may also go to any BDO Branch and deposit to:
Account Name: De La Salle University
Account Number: 004588008272


Please scan the deposit slip and send it via email to july.nery@gmail.com for proper acknowledgement.


For off-campus donation (dollars)


Account Name: De La Salle University
Account Number: 01-120-300035-8
Swift Code:UCPBPHMM

Please scan the deposit slip and send it via email to july.nery@gmail.com for proper acknowledgement.



For web-based donation


Please click on http://ushare.unionbankph.com/dlsu/
From the list of campaigns, please choose the Calamity Relief Activities conducted by COSCA
Just follow the instructions provided


COSCA will accept limited in-kind donations since the campus has limited space for storage.


For further inquiries, please contact Mr. Carl Fernandez, Coordinator for NSTP-CWTS at 525-4267 or local 147 and via carl.fernandez@dlsu.edu.ph.


Thank you.