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Fund drive set for tomorrow for victims of super-typhoon

The Filipino community in American Samoa is stepping up to the plate to raise funds for the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Super Typhoon Yolanda).


Operation Bayanihan for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan has already commenced with the distribution of solicitation letters to the local community and a radiothon live on KHJ 93.1 airs tomorrow (Saturday) November 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


There will be six collection/drop off-stations to receive donations — in front of the Ulalei/Western Union store in Leone, Cost-U-Less, Ace Hardware in Malaeimi, Laufou Shopping Center, Utulei Park and in front of the Uele’s residence in Utusia (Faga’itua area).


News reports from around the world have stated that this super storm was one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded with winds upward of 195 miles per hour, terrible storm surges and flooding that wiped out entire villages. Nearly 600,000 people have been displaced with 9.5 million people affected across the Philippines, according to the United Nations.


Show your alofa and support Operation Bayanihan.  Here are some phone contacts for donations:  699-6100  /  733-1156  /  258-8785, and more will be made available during the radiothon.