Filipino-American Group Accepting Donations For Typhoon Relief

Mayor Mark A. Smith and Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell announced that the City of Bayonne and the Blessed to Bless Community Development Corporation, a Filipino-American non-profit group, are accepting donations for victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), which devastated the Philippines earlier this month.
Mayor Smith said, “The people of the Philippines need our help. The survivors of the typhoon need emergency housing, water wells, food, medicine, and other relief supplies. The City of Bayonne is happy to join with the Blessed to Bless Community Development Corporation to help Filipinos to get through this very difficult time.” Assemblyman O’Donnell said, “Last year, after Hurricane Sandy, Bayonne received food and other relief supplies from organizations, corporations, and communities around the country. We appreciated their generosity. Now is the time to pay it forward by helping the people of the Philippines.”
The relief effort will accept both financial contributions and donations of supplies.
Monetary contributions should be made in the form of checks made payable to B2B CDC. (That is the abbreviation of the Blessed to Bless Community Development Corporation.) In the memo portion of the check, please write “Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).” Send checks to 65 West 15th Street, Bayonne, NJ 07002. Donations are tax-deductible.
Relief supplies may be dropped off at either Mayor Smith’s office at 630 Avenue C, or at 65 West 15th Street. Relief supplies may be donated in the following categories:
- Food: ready-to-eat food; easy-open canned goods; energy bars; rice; coffee.
- Hygienic packs: rubbing alcohol; Betadine solution; soap; toothpaste; toothbrushes; shampoo; detergent soap; and sanitary napkins.
- Baby/toddler needs: milk formula; diapers – any size; feeding bottles; and baby food.
- Clothes: all sizes – from babies to adults; slippers. If you are donating used clothing, please give only gently used clothing. Due to the climate in the Philippines, please do NOT donate winter clothes.
- Medicines: over-the-counter medicines such as Tylenol, vitamins, etc.
- Other relief supplies: blankets; sleeping mats; mosquito nets; tents; tarps (used); flashlights; batteries; and candles.
Please feel free to message the Blessed to Bless Community Development Corporation at b2bcdc@gmail.com, or call 201-972-5377. Visit the website at www.b2bcdc.com, or follow the group on Facebook: facebook.com/b2bcdc.

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