Local typhoon relief effort hits snag

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The massive donation drive taking place on Chicago’s North Side for victims of the typhoon in the Philippines now has a transportation problem on its hands.

For the past several days, people have been bringing their donations to the Rizal Center on Irving Park Rd in the Lakeview neighborhood and they continue to do so tonight.

Tons of the donated goods were expected to leave Chicago’s O’Hare tomorrow on their way to the Philippines.

Now comes word a private contractor who was to use a military cargo plane to transport the food and other emergency supplies cannot get the plane by tomorrow.

CaptureThe donations have been so overwhelming that it might take more than one cargo plane delivery to move all of the goods overseas.

Ron Vergara the organizer of the effort, spoke to WGN News about the situation.

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