Fil-Am group in US launches fund raising drive for Yolanda typhoon victims

November 18, 2013 7:18 am 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Nov. 17 (PNA) -– The Migrant Heritage Commission (MHC), a non-profit Filipino-American organization based in Washington, DC, launched over the weekend a fund-raising drive for victims of super Typhoon Yolanda, international code-name Haiyan.

In an e-mail to the Philippines News Agency on Sunday, the MHC said the fund drive dubbed as “Tulong Pilipinas Mula sa Puso” (Help the Philippines from the Heart) raised an initial cash donation totaling US 0.

MHC said that the initial donors in cash are the following:

1. $ 500 LAW OFFICES VALERA AND ASSOCIATES, Fairfax, VA

2. $ 500.00 (Anonymous), Gaithersburg, MD

3. $ 50.00 Elizabeth E. Babiera, Arlington VA

4. $ 50.00 Elizabeth Lapa & family , PARKVILLE, MD

5. $ 50.00 Diana kaw, San Francisco, CA

6. $ 40.00 Gina & Jeffrey Curtis, VA

7. $ 30.00 Stephen Scarlata, Annandale, VA

8. $ 25.00 Stephen Sadler, MD

9. $ 50.00 Katherine Dietrich, Annandale, VA

10. .00 Amreeta Sekhon. Great Falls, VA

11. $ 10.00 Candice Williams, Lake Ridge, VA

The MHC acknowledged the receipt of 20 Balikbayan Boxes: Goods for basic needs: estimated value: US$ 250 per box x 20 c/o MHC Relief Coordinator (Laurine Onza) four Balikbayan Boxes: Goods for basic needs; estimated value: US$ 250 x 4 US$ 1,000

Three Fil-Am organizations also made their pledges, the Philippine Nurses Association in America Foundation (PNAAF), Philippine Nurses Association in America (PNAA, and the Philippine Nurses Association of Metropolitan Washington D.C.

The MHC board of directors composed of Grace Valera-Jaramillo, Jesse A. Gatchalian and Arnedo S. Valera, appealed for more help to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda, the world’s strongest howler in decades. (PNA)

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