On Feb. 8, Local grassroots network of Filipino American organizations BAYAN-NW and the Filipino Community Center of Seattle announced that their 10-day-long fund drive to help those hit hardest by tropical storm Sendong (aka Typhoon Washi) was successful. The Seattle area alone raised $3,225.
All proceeds went to the destroyed areas surrounding the city of Cagayan de Oro in Southern Philippines.
Donations can still be made. Checks should be mailed to the Filipino Community Center of Seattle, 740 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Seattle, 98118. Make checks out to “Pinay sa Seattle” with “Sendong” in the memo section. These donations will go directly to BALSA Mindanao. (end)