Several Filipino community organizations in Hawaii are teaming up to raise funds to bring relief to those affected in the southern part of the Philippines by Typhoon Sendong.
The "Philippine Disaster Relief Fund Drive: Typhoon Sendong" has been organized by several groups within the Filipino community.
Donations are now being accepted at the Filipino Community Center in Waipahu via cash or check (with memo "Typhoon Sendong Relief").
The phone bank fund drive is scheduled for December 26 at the Filipino Community Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Simultaneously, the organizing committee is planning to have multiple satellite locations on Oahu to accept donations on that day.
"While we?re in the midst of the busiest season of the year, the Filipino community of Hawaii is coming together a sense of urgency to do what we can to help those affected by the storm," says Harry Alonso, President of the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii.
Other organizations signing on to the effort include the United Filipino Council of Hawaii, the Oahu Filipino Community Council, the Filipino Junior Chamber and the Primary Caregivers of Hawaii.
On December 17, 2011, Typhoon Sendong hit Cagayan de Oro in the southern part of the Philippines killing over 1,000 people with many more still yet to be accounted for.
Nearly 143,000 people have been affected by flash flooding and landslides caused by the aftermath of the storm.
For more information, contact the Filipino Community Center at (808) 680-0451.