Phillippines Typhoon Disaster 1:1 Dollar Matching (Up to $1mil) By Oxley Holdings 13 Nov 2013

The Singapore Red Cross’ fundraising efforts have been bolstered by Oxley Holdings’ commitment to match public donations to its Typhoon Haiyan Relief Appeal, dollar-for-dollar, for up to S$1 million.

Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful typhoon ever to make landfall in recorded history, has left a trail of destruction across nine regions of the Philippines affecting an estimated 10 million people.

Based on official figures from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council as of 11 November 2013, 1,744 lives have been lost, 2,487 injured, 600,000 displaced, close to 14,000 homes destroyed and nearly 9,800 damaged. There is further expectation that these figures will rise significantly in the coming days as assessments are still in progress.

“We are very lucky to be based in Singapore, where we are shielded from natural disasters. The devastation and loss caused by Typhoon Haiyan is quite shocking. It will be difficult for survivors of this disaster to overcome the hardship that they face now. We are in a position to help, and it is only right that we do so. I hope that Oxley’s dollar-for-dollar pledge will inspire other Singaporeans to chip in and relieve the suffering by supporting Singapore Red Cross’ urgent work,” said Mr Ching Chiat Kwong, Executive Chairman & CEO, Oxley Holdings.

“We thank Oxley Holdings for their support. I believe the initiative would catalyst more donations, which would allow more humanitarian aid to be delivered to survivors in need. Over the past few days, we have witnessed an outpouring of compassion from the people of Singapore – we are grateful to everyone who’s come forward to help,” said Mr Lim Theam Poh, Deputy Secretary General, Singapore Red Cross.

Since it issued its appeal for donations on 11 November, the Singapore Red Cross has received over $145,000 in donations from members of the public, and $200,000 from the Singapore Government.

To donate

In-kind donations (food, clothes, etc) are not accepted due to logistical considerations. Tax deduction is not applicable for overseas giving.

Cash/Cheque

Please visit the Red Cross House at 15 Penang Lane Singapore 238486, from 9am to 7pm (Mon-Fri) 9am to Noon (Sat-Sun), or post your cheque to ‘Singapore Red Cross Society’ at the above address.

Please indicate ‘Red Cross Haiyan Relief’ on the back of the cheque, along with your name, contact no. and address.

DBS/POSB iBanking

Mobile Banking:

  1. Login to DBS mBanking
  2. Click on “Payments”> “Bill Payment”> “One Time Bill Payment”
  3. Select “Red Cross – Haiyan Relief 2013” from the billing corporation list
  4. Select the deposit account to debit donation
  5. Enter telephone number as the Consumer Reference Number and donation amount

Internet Banking:

  1. Login to DBS iBanking
  2. Click on “Payment Services”> “Bill Payment”
  3. Select “Red Cross – Haiyan Relief 2013” from the billing corporation list
  4. Select the deposit account to debit donation
  5. Enter telephone number as the Consumer Reference Number and donation amount

Via ATM

  1. Insert your ATM card and select “English” and enter PIN when prompted
  2. Select “iBanking, Cashcard and More Services”
  3. Select “Credit Card/Bill Payment”
  4. Select “Red Cross – Haiyan Relief 2013” from the billing corporation list
  5. Enter telephone number as the Bill Reference Number
  6. Select account type (e.g. Autosave, Current or Savings Account) and enter donation amount
  7. At the confirmation screen, press “Confirm” to complete transaction

OCBC internet banking, mobile banking and ATMs

Please click here for complete list of steps for OCBC- internet, mobile and ATM banking.

Please note that OCBC’s donation channels are open between 13 Nov 2013 to 12 Feb 2014.

To fundraise

Please click here for the 3rd party fundraising form.

Please click here for donation tin request form.

Please direct the above application forms to fundraising[at]redcross.org.sg

Follow @philredcross for updates on Philippine Red Cross preparedness and response actions.

Hashtags for Typhoon Haiyan are #Haiyan and #YolandaPH

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