By Kady Brown, Ambassador, FACCOC
Despite news coverage fading since the typhoon, recovery is still needed. FACCOC and GMA will host a fundraiser to help the typhoon victims of the City of Tacloban.
In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Typhoon Yolanda, swept through the city of Tacloban, Philippines. A wall of water five meters high brought down extreme devastation to the area, leaving a lasting effect still present today. Many residents of the city left and never came back. Those who have remained wait for what seems to be an endless amount of time for relief.
Tacloban is home to over 200,000 people. As many as 6,300 souls perished the day Typhoon Haiyan struck. Those without homes are seeking temporary refuge in makeshift tents, hardly a replacement for the homes they lost. Children are being born and raised in these conditions with their parents unsure of what their future may be. There is something we can all do to help.
The city of Tacloban’s motto expresses progress, beauty and love. Despite the destruction brought about by the storm, beauty and love in the city are still very much present. The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce and our friends intend to help bring additional progress to the city with our Love for Tacloban event. Join us on March 14, 2015 in our efforts to help the city of Tacloban recover from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. Proceeds from the event will go towards helping the victims rebuild their lives.
Photos below are courtesy of Angelica Bilog and the Bilog family from their mission in Tacloban: