Tropical Storm Ketsana (Bagyong Ondoy): Social Media for Social Causes – Philippines Edition

Social media Рa venue for getting the message out for a good  cause.  A proof of this?

Tropical storm Ondoy has just exited the country – storm signals lifted, flights resume. But the relief operations of the National Disaster Coordinating Council has just started. And the tech savvy Filipinos did their part in sharing the information on how to help their fellow countrymen… through social media, of course.

To anyone who wants to help out these victims of the flood due to the storm, please scroll to the bottom of the post to see details.


Fan pages got setup. Hey, who doesn’t want to be a fan of a storm that left 53 dead and 20-ish others missing?


Status updates are bombarded with messages for donations to help the victims.



With Philippines as a trending topic as of this hour, tweets for donations come pouring in.


Even @ddlovato is calling out to other people to help.



Images of the locales struggling through the floods.



Videos of the Ondoy’s aftermath got shared most.

Donating through SMS (Philippines):

Donate to the Red Cross Rescue and Relief Operations.

Text: Red AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4483 (Smart).

The AMOUNT can be 10, 25, 50 or 100.

Donating through American Red Cross:

Friends in the US may help Typhoon Ondoy victims (flood in Manila) via the American Red Cross…. Call 1-800-435-7669
for those in the Philippines who want to donate:

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