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Here’s how young folks can help in #RollyPH relief


Super typhoon Rolly (Goni) may be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but what it left in its wake is still apparent in many areas of Luzon—and with the people. Dubbed the strongest storm to hit the world this year, the first of November was met with Rolly’s destructive winds, reaching 225 kilometers per hour at its peak. With a current death toll of 20 and hundreds and thousands of residents displaced, Bicol, Batangas and neighboring regions are some of the many areas greatly affected by this natural disaster.

Wherever you may be, folks—yes, even the younger ones—can help out those whose lives were heavily affected by the onslaught. Here are a couple of ways to start out.

Donate, donate, donate

If you have the means to do so, several orgs and foundations have opened their channels to help people in affected areas. Whether in cash or in-kind, these youth groups below are open for donations.

Tulong Kabataan

Kabataan Partylist

Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines

Sining Banwa

UP Diliman University Student Council

Juan Spark Youth Leaders

National Union of Students of the Philippines


Certain orgs—like University of Los Baños’ student union—are accepting volunteer work, IRL or not. While on-site operations are only one side of it, organizations are also looking for folks who can work behind the scenes with publicity and remote research.

Buy art and other stuff (for a cause)

Support local artists, donate to the Typhoon Rolly relief and get cool art while you’re at it. Many folks over at the art side of Twitter are opening commissions for a cause, with proceeds going to typhoon survivors. Of course, this isn’t the first time #ArtPH showed their philanthropic side—several artists have also opened commissions for frontliners earlier this year.

Get the word out

Yep, that’s it. If you aren’t able to shell out goods, the best way to lend a hand is by getting the word out on what’s happening in these areas and what we can do about it. Share lists of donation drives and verified updated news—a lil’ retweet can do a whole lot.

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