Damn. Reports estimate 10,000 deaths due to Typhoon Haiyan. What in the entire fuck. Yeah man, get emotional but turn that into action and do what you can to help. Like many of you, I wasn’t really sure where to begin but the homie J-Encite forwarded me this status from Kuttin Kandi’s Facebook. She begins by talking about some of the shady organizations out there (which you should also check out on the original post) but I’m going to focus on the part about organizations that are legit:


You should also donate to your close families and friends who are actually going into the areas affected to drop off boxes/supplies and to help. I know quite a few who are going i am just waiting on drop off location addresses so i can post them.

below are LEGIT organizations to donate money and supplies to. They are all my friends and organizations i have worked with or know. i’ve done my research so you can trust they are legit:


Send a check to:

Damayan Migrant Workers Association

with “STP Relief Drive Campaign” on the check memo

406 West 40th Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10018

their direct paypal info is here:


DAMAYAN’s website here –


People’s CORE

with “STP Relief Drive Campaign” on the check memo

1610 Beverly Blvd, Suite #2

their Facebook page:


This is from my good friend Jana Lynne Umipig who is using her play to generate support for Survivors:

Important Message from the Team at JOBG:

In Light and Solidarity with our comrades and kapatid in the Philippines and with the Sagip-Tulong sa Pilipinas (STP) Relief Fund: SOS to Typhoon (Connected to Damayan Migrant Workers, Ugnayan ng mga Anak ng Bayan, People’s Core, Filipino American National Historical Society, etc.) will be donating 15% of all proceeds from our Indiegogo campaign to the STP campaign!

We understand the need toward the reliefs after Yolanda and see our efforts to raise money for our artistic/community movement to be ever connected to the struggle and resilience of our people. Please give to The Journey of a Brown Girl, and also give directly to STP funds- our motherland needs you.

In Gratitude,

The Sister of the Journey of a Brown Girl



Also my friend Freedom Allah Siyam who is part of the Northwest of NAFCON Reactivates Bayanihan Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Campaign is also involved in relief efforts:

You can read the info on their campaign –



this is more info to donate from NAFCON’S WEBSITE:

*Luzon partner information to be updated on our website soon.



Visayas Primary Health Care Services, Inc (VPHCS)

email, phone: 011 63 32 512 5928.

Contact person: Executive Director Dr. Petty de Castro DDS

Bank Account:

Name: Visayas Primary Health Care Services, Incorporated

Peso Acct #: 006110005001

Dollar Acct #: 106110039631

Banco de Oro

F. Gonzales Branch, Cebu City


Material donations can be shipped straight to:

BOHOL Drop-Off Point:

Farmers Development Center (FARDEC) Office

Contact person: Marinet Pacaldo and Maria Ira Pamat

Address: Lower Butalid Street Tagbilaran City, Bohol Philippines.

Mobile: 011 63 912 594 9170

Phone: 011 63 38 501 9276

Phone: 011 63 38 501 8359

Email: or or


CEBU Drop-Off Point:

Community Empowerment Resource Network, Inc (CERNET)

Dr. Oliver Gimenez, MD, Executive Director



phone: 011 63 32 514 9919

mobile: 011 63 918 651 6132

address: Door 5, Rosdell Apartment, Englis, V. Rama Avenue, Cebu City


Also, i do not know her or too familiar with her work but i fell upon it recently and think it is important work to support on what she has been doing for the philippines via theater. they are also collecting funds:


my friend Djhalohalo Hhb is also organizing a fundraiser event this Thursday, NOv 14 in NYC too:


my friend DJ Slick Rix – Rix Anthony from Canada is also looking to organize a fundraising event as well, pls msg him for more information.



November 21 – Open Mic with AnakBayan San Diego

for more info msg Ivan Penetrante, Ryth Abalos Mendez


Happy Helpers San Diego:

November 12 – Happy Hour Relief



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founded Gumship in 2012 to document the Asian American experience through culture, lifestyle and entertainment. When he's not blogging, he creates music as the rapper Rekstizzy. Hobbies include ramen, fried chicken, and pizza. If he could eat all three at the same time, the joy in his heart would cause him to levitate off the floor in a spiral motion.