For those who plan to drop off donations at LBC, here are some rules posted on their Facebook page:
“Please allow us to clarify some important notes:
1. ALL domestic and international LBC branches will serve as DROP-OFF centers for your donations.
2. We will accept old and used clothing, blankets, mats, non-perishable food, medicines, hygiene kits, toiletries and other items most needed.
3. WATER is also welcome as it is a priority. BUT this will only be accepted in our branches in the PHILIPPINES.
4. All LIQUID items including water will be shipped by SEA to the affected areas because of airline restrictions and security reasons. This means it will take a little longer to reach the destination depending on the sailing dates of our partner shipping lines. From the time of acceptance, it could take anywhere between 3 days to a maximum of 6 days. Rest assured we are getting it there in the fasted possible way.
I hope this clears up much of the confusion. Please do bear with us if we cannot answer all your questions here in Facebook and on Twitter because we are also working very hard behind the scenes in the sorting, packing and forwarding of the items, as well as coordinating with our partners NGOs in the areas. For any other inquiries, you may call 8585-999.
We thank you for all your support and your generosity. With the Filipinos’ bayanihan spirit, we can help make this Christmas season a little brighter for our brothers and sisters in CDO, Iligan and Dumaguete.”