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Local Filipino Americans Help Typhoon Victims


By: James Buechele
November 14, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - "There are like people walking around on the streets like they don't know where they're going to go," said Filipino-American Donald Pernitez.

Pernitez runs the Lasang Pinoy Philippine food truck in Tallahassee. In fact, one of the sandwiches is called the 'Typhoon Signal'. His family is okay thanks to a warning he gave them.

"You need to prepare for this because it's really a huge one."

Clyde Diao is the president of the Big Bend Filipino-American Association. He says about 1,500 Filipino-Americans live in the Big Bend. The group is trying to raise money to aid recovery efforts back home.

"And what ever we can do at least it can you know help ease the pain of those, those people that [have] been effected," said Diao.

Below are a list of ways to help donate to the typhoon relief.

You can mail donations to the following address
Big Bend Filipino-American Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 227, Tallahassee FL 32302

You can donate directly online as well at http:bbfaa.org/bbfaa/page.html

Or you can call 850-339-5227

Make checks payable to BBFAA and indicate that the check is for Typhoon Haiyan victims.


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