Chicago area residents donate to Philippine typhoon victims

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Chicago area residents are opening their hearts to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Donations of food, water, clothing and medical supplies are pouring in at the Rizal Center, 1332 West Irving Park Road.

The donations are sealed with messages of love and support.

What began as a discussion among two friends on Monday has now grown into a full-blown effort, with hundreds of volunteers working day and night to gather supplies to help those suffering after the typhoon.

Meantime, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is urging Illinois residents who plan to donate to typhoon relief efforts to be on the lookout for fundraising scams. Madigan suggests that you ask how your donation will be used, pay close attention to the name of the charity and ask questions, don’t pay in cash, and avoid high-pressure tactics.

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