As you might have seen in recent news, the volcanic activity from the Mayon Volcano in the central Albay region of The Philippines has forced about 30,000 people to evacuate the area, with the threat of a large eruption still looming over the country. The images of the evacuations are heartbreaking.
We are waiving transfer fees on money transfers to the Albay region so more money makes it there to help those displaced by the volcano, and with our Express option, it can arrive within minutes. For more information about the free transaction visit here.
In solidarity with our customers, Remitly will donate ₱100,000 to the Philippine Red Cross.
We know many of our customers are eager to send money during natural disasters to help family and friends pay for primary needs like food, water, and medical attention. We are proud to help during this time of need. We also encourage others to donate to the Philippine Red Cross to help efforts taking place. We’ve created an easier way to send money to the Philippine Red Cross with our service. When you sign in to send money to the Philippines you will see a prompt (shown below). Just click on that and we will automatically add in the appropriate account information for the Philippine Red Cross so your donation can be sent to them safely.
Below is the account information for the Philippine Red Cross account in the Philippines at Banco De Oro (BDO) that will populate in the recipient information section for you in.
Account Name: PHILIPPINE RED CROSS
- Recipient First name: Philippine
- Recipient Last name: Red Cross
- Recipient Street address: 37 EDSA corner Boni Avenue
- Recipient City: Mandaluyong City
- Recipient Province: Metro Manila
- Recipient phone number: 25270000
BANCO DE ORO
Branch address: Port Area, Manila
The Philippine Red Cross is already on the ground in Albay providing water tanks, medical attention, evacuation coordination and other assistance needed. Their efforts have been essential in making sure everyone leaves the affected areas in a timely and safe manner.
In addition to the evacuation and medical support, the Philippine Red Cross is also providing psychosocial support for children affected by the evacuation experience. Because of this amazing work, our support and donations are needed more than ever.
Remitly stands with The Philippines and our customers. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.