Donations pour in, will be flown to Philippines

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Less than a week after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed islands in the Philippines, some good news is making its way all the way to Chicago.

Leilah and Ray Villar, ages 76 and 77, had been missing in Roxas since Typhoon Haiyan hit last week.

For days they were unaccounted for and their relatives in Chicago, including their son James, feared the worst.

A photographer walking the storm ravaged region was posting pictures of the aftermath on social media. James and his family reached out to Gerald Inocencio on Facebook asking for help. The stranger delivered days later and sent a photo of James’ parents alive in a remote town. Later he sent the video showing the Villars’ asking for more supplies.

Back in Chicago, supplies have poured in to a Filipino community center in Chicago in an unbelievable display of generosity.  The plan is to fly them to the Philippines this week where the devastation is so great.

A plane will land in Chicago this week to haul everything Chicago has donated from clothes and food to medical supplies.

Donations are being received only until 8pm tonight at 1332 West Irving Park Rd in  Chicago.

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