Filipino Alliance Amplifies Call for Support for Typhoon Survivors

 

For Immediate Release

December 18th, 2012

Filipino Alliance Amplifies Call for Support for Typhoon Survivors

In the spirit of Christmas and gift giving, the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) encourages us to take a moment and consider the millions of children and families who will not have homes, food, and clothing due to the devastating effects of Typhoon Pablo. Let us continue to help by donating a few extra dollars.

The situation on the ground is devastating with entire communities completely wiped out and urgently needing assistance and support. The death toll has surpassed 1,000. Relief volunteers describe the landscape as similar to pictures of WWII, Vietnam after being bombed, or a land of toothpicks.

Relief efforts have already reached several-thousands throughout Mindanao but now more than ever so many need our support.  Donations will help improve the conditions of millions who survived the typhoon.

Thus, having already raised over $3000, NAFCON intensifies its call for donations and aims to raise at least $2,000 more before Christmas. We ask everyone to help us reach our goal and send love, warmth, and hope to typhoon survivors this holiday season.

Donations will be directed to BALSA Mindanao (Bulig alang sa Mindanao/Help for Mindanao) a broad Mindanao-wide network of church-based organizations, schools, disaster response NGOs, and others who NAFCON trusts to provide relief directly to those who are affected and need it most.

Donations can be made through our website at www.nafconusa.org or by sending checks to “Tulong Sa Bayan (TSB)” 519 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013. TSB has been NAFCON’s established partner in coursing relief donations to the Philippines. On memo please write: NAFCON Bayanihan Relief and your city of residence. Donations of $250 or more will be tax deductible. Please include return address with donations.

For more information on regional collection centers, fundraising and relief activities in your area please contact NAFCON regional coordinators nearest you or go to our website.

Northeast: Anne Corotan  ne@nafconusa.org (516) 901 – 1832
Midwest: Lorena Buni       mw@nafconusa.org (224) 678 – 1897
Norcal: Ryan Leano            nc@nafconusa.org (626) 534 – 4971
Socal: Alex Montances       sc@nafconusa.org (253) 381 – 7444

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