August 8, 2012 – The facts are clear… Millions of people in the Philippines are suffering one of the worst natural disasters to hit the country. Deadly floods have already claimed the lives of more than a dozen people and have forced 850,000 people to flee their homes. Forecasters predict more rain is coming to the capital city of Manila where 60% is submerged in waist-high waters.
In response to this latest disaster overseas, Child United (a 501 (c)3 organization) is gathering donations to help with relief aid to victims. Child United has been nationally-recognized by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society in 2011 for it’s efforts abroad and continues to make headway providing disaster relief in third world countries.
Founder Christine Umayam says, “It’s devastating to see the images on the internet. Hundreds of thousands of people need help now. My only wish is to be there to help… but I know our efforts here can really make a difference. I am hoping more people will help.”
Child United’s small team of volunteers, in conjunction with PAYO (Pilipino American Youth Organization) are collecting relief items for victims. As in Child United’s history, donations will be handed personally to victims of disaster. An event is also scheduled for August 18. Details are listed below.
List of needed relief items:
-toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, etc)
-non-perishable food items
-online monetary donations to send boxes
Drop off locations:
You may drop off your donations at any of the locations below. Please know several organizers have opened up their homes to become drop off points. You are more than welcomed to drop off donations at any of these locations:
15402 14th Ave W, Lynnwood
Two Seattle locations:
4730 University Way NE Suite #105 (UW area) at Citra
8327 25th Ave in Ballard (home)
4851 South Tacoma Way – ATCC Asia Pacific Cultural Center
985 SW 3rd Ave, Oak Harbor (home near Broadview Elementary)
Kirkland (this is an empty house but we’ll have boxes up front for donations):
11339 NE 50th Place, Kirkland
Monetary donations accepted:
100% of the monetary donations will go directly to relief efforts (shipments, purchase of needed relief items, etc.)
You may also make a monetary donation through Child United’s website by clicking on the Donate Now button on the top of the website.
Project UNITED event fundraiser and location drop off:
With the generous help of the Country Village in Bothell, Child United’s volunteers will accept donations during their event drive.
23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell
August 18, 11am-5pm
You may contact us if you would like to organize your own drive or volunteer to help at a pack relief drive.
Ph: (425) 954-5288
Address: 15402 14th Ave West, Lynnwood, WA 98087 USA
Feel free to contact Child United using the form below:
Pictures from our numerous relief trips overseas: