Singapore Red Cross supports communities affected by Floods in Malaysia and Typhoon Rai in the Philippines

In response to the recent climate emergencies in Malaysia and the Philippines, the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) is pledging US$100,000 in humanitarian aid (US$50,000 respectively) to the Malaysian Red Crescent and the Philippine Red Cross, in support of their ongoing relief efforts. The homegrown humanitarian organisation is also launching public appeals, where funds raised would go towards the relief and recovery of affected communities, with a focus on emergency healthcare, first aid assistance and distribution of hygiene kits, shelter tool kits, tarpaulins, hot meals, clothes, mats, blankets, surgical masks to evacuation centres. 

In the Philippines, Singapore Red Cross will also support a local organisation to distribute relief items including water, rice, groceries to 1,000 households across six communities in need of support. Psychological first aid is also provided in evacuation centres to affected persons.

Mr Benjamin William, Secretary General and CEO of Singapore Red Cross, said, “These disasters once again highlight the need for the global community to come together to address the causes of climate change and environmental degradation.  

“We are supporting the rescue and relief efforts now underway, both in the Philippines and Malaysia. More than 21,000 people have been displaced from their homes in Malaysia due to floods, and the death toll from the super typhoon has crossed 200 in the Philippines. We call for the community’s support this year-end, to share good tidings and to give comfort to our neighbours, whose lives have been upended due to the weather disasters.” 

The Singapore Red Cross has also activated its “Restoring Family Links” (RFL) service to assist Singapore residents to locate their immediate family members who may have been affected by the disasters with whom they have difficulty in contacting. For assistance, please contact SRC at rfl@redcross.sg.

Image courtesy of Malaysian Red Cross on Facebook.

Response to floods (Malaysia)

1) Make an online donation

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2) PayNow

Go to "Paynow" > Click "Paynow to UEN" > Key in “S86CC0370ERF1” > Key in the amount you would like to donate> Input "Malaysia Floods” under Bill Reference.

Or

Go to "Scan & Pay" > Scan QR Code given> Key in the amount you would like to donate> Input "Malaysia Floods” under Bill Reference.

 QR Code Floods in Malaysia

3) Fund Transfer

Select "Transfer Money" > Go to "One-Time Transfer" > Click "To other bank" > Key in “SINGAPORE RED CROSS” > Select “Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited” > Enter account no. “0100263143” > Key in the amount you would like to donate> Input “Malaysia Floods” under Comments.

4) Cheque donation

Please make cheque payable to ‘Singapore Red Cross Society’, to be posted to Red Cross House, 15 Penang Lane, Singapore 238486. Please leave your name, postal address and indicate “Malaysia Floods” at the back of your cheque.

Response to Typhoon Rai (Philippines)

1) Make an online donation

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2) PayNow

Go to "Paynow" > Click "Paynow to UEN" > Key in “S86CC0370EBLD” > Key in the amount you would like to donate> Input “Philippines Typhoon” under Bill Reference.

Or

Go to "Scan & Pay" > Scan QR Code given> Key in the amount you would like to donate> Input “Philippines Typhoon” under Bill Reference.

QR Code Typhoon in the Philippines

3) Fund Transfer

Select "Transfer Money" > Go to "One-Time Transfer" > Click "To other bank" > Key in “SINGAPORE RED CROSS” > Select “HSBC (Corporate)” > Enter account no. “142-038546-004” > Key in the amount you would like to donate> Input “Philippines Typhoon” under Comments.

4) Cheque donation

Please make cheque payable to ‘Singapore Red Cross Society’, to be posted to Red Cross House, 15 Penang Lane, Singapore 238486. Please leave your name, postal address and indicate “Philippines Typhoon” at the back of your cheque.

Notes:

  • Donations to overseas efforts are not tax-deductible.
  • In the event that donations exceed the expenses incurred by Singapore Red Cross in this specific disaster response, any surplus or unspent money, after three years from the date of inception of the fund, can be used to prepare for and serve communities affected by other disasters or may be used to complement or to sustain projects undertaken by SRC in helping the vulnerable in areas affected by disasters.