In the wake of the typhoon disaster, people in Chicago with ties to the Philippines are doing their part to help out, organizing fundraisers and donation drives.
Tonight on the North Side, donations for typhoon disaster relief came in by the armfuls.
Ray Borja helped organize a donation drive on Irving Park Rd just today. It continues tomorrow. In the next few days, a military C130 will pick up all donations and deliver them to the Filipino people.
“We need candles, flashlights, batteries, clothes,” said Apple Umali, who also helped organize the drive. “ And canned goods that are ready to eat.”
And at Allegrettis Pizzeria in suburban Des Plaines another fundraiser was held. Donations of money were accepted through the Fellowship for Filipino migrants. Dozens came to chip in.
It’s a disaster hitting home for the 100,000 Chicagoans of Filipino decent.