DSWD to donors: Tweet your #ReliefPH operations
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is requesting donors to post photos of their relief operations or what they donated on social media so the agency can track and manage resources efficiently.
DSWD secretary Judy Taguiwalo earlier said the public can donate relief goods, like new clothes and food, directly to DSWD offices or evacuation centers nationwide. (READ: #ReliefPH: How to help those affected by monsoon rains)
DSWD Director Felino Castro said the agency is tracking #ReliefPH posts to determine what resources are still needed at the evacuation centers.
The DSWD has prepositioned food and other supplies, but various groups and individuals have inquired how they can help.
How to report
Donors can post their relief activities or what they donated on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #ReliefPH followed by the location of the evacuation center location and details of the evacuation centers can be found on Rappler's Agos Alert Map, which visualizes critical information for disaster managers and the public.
To view the evacuation centers, go to agos.rappler.com and click on the NCR evacuation centers layer. You can click each icon to know the status of the evacuation center.
Twitter posts using the hashtag #ReliefPH and with geolocation turned on will appear on the Agos Map.
Sun and Smart subscribers can also text the information to 2929. Be sure to include the street name and the quantity of goods donated.
Over 69,000 people have been displaced by the continuous heavy rain fall due to the Southwest Monsoon. Thousands remain in evacuation centers in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and Calabarzon. – Rappler.com