WHAT IS ONE FOR ILIGAN? ONE FOR ILIGAN campaign for the victims of typhoon Sendong in Iligan City was conceptualized by the Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. in a campaign to call $1 Dollar for the victims of Typhoon Sendong. The campaign and the photo made by MSU IIT Diskarte in support for the movement went viral and became the face of the campaign. This movement is realized by generating enough funds online and use it to provide immediate needs for the victims. The One for Iligan movement is for all Iliganons, Filipinos, and people with big hearts to give as little as a dollar for the victims for Typhoon Sendong . Unfortunately, since the campaign name is a calls for an effort one people to extend help to the victims, Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. can not help it if distributing and volunteer groups use the same campaign name. We did, however, made a disclaimer that this specific distributing arm is only accepting donations stated in this post. Any donations made to other accounts is not accounted for by the organization and it’s operations.
WHY THE DISTINCTION? Basically, Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. is an organization, solely in respect for the donors who trusted the organization with their donations. And to protect the credibility of the organization as well as any groups or organizatiosn using the same name, we have to make a distinction, so as not to zero out each others credibility. That way, people would still not think the group is not a “scam” because there’s another one of the same campaign name. One For Iligan, after all started as a generic name for a campaign and not just tagline. Again, any donations made to other accounts is not accounted for by the organization and it’s operations.
RELIABILITY and LEGITIMACY CHANNEL ISSUE? IBS, Inc. is a SEC registered Non-Government and Non-Profit Organization recognized in Iligan City both in the private and public sectors. The organization has worked on projects: facilitated Iligan City Google Mapping Party, host of 5th Mindanao Bloggers Summit, social media partner for Project 111111, and Christmas Caroling sa The Strip partner with Calda Pizza Iligan to name a few. With nominated bloggers on their respective blog categories for the Philippine Blog Awards, and social media specialists on board.
PRESS RELEASE: http://iliganbloggers.com/food/one-for-iligan-help-the-typhoon-sendong-victims/
ON GMA NEWS: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/241984/scitech/socialmedia/iliganon-bloggers-rally-support-for-sendong-victims
First #oneforiligan Tweet by Lisa Mirasol: http://twitter.com/#!/PinayTravelista/status/147850724376711168
Retweet by Pres. Noy: http://twitter.com/#!/PresidentNoy/status/147919709709418497
HOW CAN YOU DONATE?
However, Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. would like to release this statement that in the efforts to bring help and support, the organization will only receive and accounts for the donations sent through these channels:
DONATE VIA PAYPAL: Email address – email@example.com
DONATE VIA XOOM (for International Donors):
1. Login to Xoom.
2. Use Send Money feature.
3. Email us for the recipient details: firstname.lastname@example.org
PERSONAL CASH HAND-OVER TO ANY IBS, INC. MEMBERS:
Drop Off Points:
CALDA Pizza Iligan City
Iliganon sa Manila, Inc. Drop Off Points
In-kind Donations sent to:
ONE FOR ILIGAN, LBC Iligan City Branch (CODE: ILGN-02)
COKALIONG through SEAWALK TRADING
WILL YOUR DONATIONS REACH THE ONE FOR ILIGAN IF YOU CHANNEL IT TO OTHER GROUPS?
No, it will not be coursed through Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. who conceptualize this movement. ONE FOR ILIGAN Campaign by Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. is ONLY accepting donations thru PAYPAL: Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. and BANK ACCOUNTS stated above and personal delivery or hand-over. Any money/cash transactions donated to other accounts not stated otherwise goes through other volunteering groups/organizations not accounted for by Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc.
HOW WILL YOUR DONATIONS BE USED?
Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. will not be turning over cash to any Local Government Units as per request by donors based in Iligan, Philippines and in parts of the world. With respect to that request IBS, Inc. will purchase IDENTIFIED IMMEDIATE NEEDS as well as render health services to the victims and distribute it to evacuation centers in Iligan City with the volunteers for the One For Iligan Campaign. This will ensure that there will be direct hand-over of donations from Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc to the victims themselves.
BREAKDOWN OF FUNDS:
Prepared Cooked Food for identified evacuation center for the day.
Health Service Items: BP, Temperature taking, medication release, and immediate health problems taken care of, with health and sanitary teachings
Non-perishable items: Mats, Blankets, Slippers, Soap, Repacked Goods, Kitchen wares (4sets of plates, spoon & forks, glasses), cleaning materials (pail, brush, steel wool, detergents, and bath soap)
Immediate Needs: Undergarments, Sanitary Pads, Diapers and Evacuation and Site Clean-up Items
WHO WILL BE THE BENEFICIARIES? The victims of Typhoon Sendong from the 14 identified evacuation centers as well as identified directly hit areas with people camping out in their properties that needs the help and support. Senior citizens, children, pregnant women, and injured individuals will be prioritized. Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. asks that the donors to understand that we identify areas and people who needs it the most and to circulate to make sure that the organization will have a wider scope of help given.
HOW WILL YOU MONITOR ONE FOR ILIGAN MOVEMENT?
Updates on status updates, photos and videos at:
IBS, Inc. Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/iliganbloggers
IBS, Inc. Site: http://iliganbloggers.com/
WHO ARE THEY WORKING WITH?
Calda Pizza, Iligan City
LBC Iligan City Branch
Seawalk Trading and Cokaliong
Iliganon Sa Manila, Inc.
Volunteers (students, Registered Nurses, and young professionals)
WHO ARE SUPPORTING THE IBS, Inc bloggers?
And are still open for your support to help IBS, Inc and the volunteers work for the distribution and service to the victims of Typhoon Sendong.
Typhoon Sendong may have hit Iligan City hard, but the Iliganons and this humble city will rise above it all with your support and generous hearts. Daghang salamat sa kaninyong tanan.