Jax Fundraiser Tonight For Philippine Typhoon Relief

Nov 15, 2013

Members of Jacksonville’s Filipino community are continuing relief efforts following last week's devastating typhoon with a fundraising event tonight.

Super Typhoon Haiyan moves west towards the Philippines with maximum sustained winds around 160 mph, Nov. 6, 2013.
Credit NOAA

It was one week ago today that Typhoon Haiyan swept across the Philippines, flattening buildings and killing more than 3,000 people. Most who survived the storm found themselves without food, water, or shelter.

Rosabel Hill with the organization We Filipino, Inc. says there has been an outpouring of concern by residents of the First Coast.

“People just dropping off random items from toiletries to blankets to shoes to shampoo to baby items.  It’s heartwarming," she said.

Hill says her group is working with two shipping companies in Jacksonville to get the donated items to the Philippines where they’ll be distributed by the Red Cross. One of those shippers, LBC Air Cargo, is delivering to the islands for free. 

For more information about tonight’s fundraiser and how you can help, visit FPDJax.com.

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