Bay Area communities are organizing efforts to help victims of the four disasters that struck the Samoan Islands, the Philippines, and Indonesia this week. Below are a few places to drop off donations. Additionally, the American Red Cross is working to assist all three regions, and they're accepting monetary and blood donations and volunteers.
Samoan Islands [Via SF Appeal and KGO]
Samoan Community Development Center: Accepting clothing, shoes, dry foods, water, and money from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the center's headquarters at 2055 Sunnydale Ave.
Samoan Christian Fellowship: Has a list of various Bay Area churches that are taking donations. Boxes with lids for shipping goods are a main priority at the moment.
Thurgood Marshall High School: Students are collecting food, clothing, and money, which can be dropped off at the main office at 45 Conkling St.
The Philippines [Via SF Gate]
Food, clothing, and medical supplies can be dropped off at the following locations.
Filipino Community Center: 4681 Mission St., SF
Liwanag Kultural Center (after 3:30 p.m.): 222 Lausanne Ave., Daly City
United Methodist Church: 474 Southgate Ave., Daly City