On Nov. 2, the Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS) will be holding its 78th Anniversary Gala and Fundraising Event. Over 350 guests are expected to attend, including elected officials, community leaders and members, nonprofit agencies, and veterans.
The Filipino Community of Seattle has become the main provider of services for Filipino youth, seniors, and families in the greater Puget Sound Area. Hundreds come to the Filipino Community Center weekly for a variety of services, including hot lunch for low-income elderly, food bank, culture and arts programs, computer training, health education, leadership training, and domestic violence prevention classes. Volunteers conduct the majority of these programs and services with limited funds from local governments and a variety of small fundraising efforts.
This year’s FCS Lifetime Bayanihan awardees are Former Rep. Velma Veloria, Fanny Sumaong, and Gloria Adams. (end)