SAGIP TULONG SA PILIPINAS RELIEF DRIVE
By Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC)
STP RELIEF DRIVE FOR THE PHILIPPINES
OPEN LETTER: Sagip Tulong Sa Pilipinas: Typhoon Ondoy Relief efforts
September 29, 2009
As many of you know already, and the media has circulated, Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) has submerge major parts of the Philippines. At this point, estimates from varying sources are 140 people have been killed, several thousand are still missing and hundreds of thousands have been displaced.
News reports state that this is the worst rainfall the country has seen in 40 years. The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that Ondoy's total rainfall was 410mm, while Hurricane Katrina's was 380mm in New Orleans. Lack of an early warning system, and the low-levels of governmental support and action, are all issues that Americans can relate too.
Alliance-Philippines, Kabataang maka-Bayan, the ANSWER Coalition alongside many other Pilipino organizations, have teamed up with Search to Involve Pilipino to collect the much needed material for the relief efforts. The generous people at Team Pacquiao with there efforts titled "Operatin Metro Manila" will take a huge role in the organization of the relief efforts.
Collection will happen through out the week at SIPA from 10am to 7pm.
Below are the material we are collecting...
Canned goods (preferably with a pull-open tab)
Ready-to-eat food (cereal, crackers, snacks)
Toiletries (shampoo, bath soap, toothbrushes)
: Send checks to People’s CORE
1610 Beverly Blvd. Suite No. 2
Los Angeles, Ca 90026
( People’s CORE is a 501©03,all donations more than $ 50.00 are tax-deductible)
Sagip Tulong Sa Pilipinas Collection Day
When: Sat. Oct, 3rd from 10am to 4pm-
- Collecting all the material that is list above.
- Free Snacks
- Information available from supporting organizations
- Speakers and performers throughout the day.
- Causes and issues that have directly increased the magnitude of the typhoon.
3200 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles, Ca, 90026
Contact: Ernest Tamayo