Rise Up! UCD Fil Am Typhoon Relief Efforts On November 8, the Philippines experienced the strongest storm ever to make landfall in history. With an estimated death toll ranging from 3,000 to 10,000+ and hundreds of thousands displaced among the 10 million people directly affected by its path, Super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan razed communities to the ground in Central Philippines, many of these towns, cities and provinces have yet to recover from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake last month. In solidarity with the Filipino people, the UC Davis Filipino American community (or the Filamily, as we fondly call it) is coordinating a joint effort to raise money for the relief and rehabilitation of those directly affected by this tragedy.
According to UC Davis Admissions for 2014, there is a total of 33,300 students currently enrolled at UC Davis. If every single student were to donate even just $1 towards the relief efforts, the goal of 33K would be well over-reached. In the Philippines, $1 translates to roughly two to three meals per person. Your dollar can make all the difference.
A dollar goes a long way in the Philippines. All monetary donations will be sent through the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns or NAFCON, an organization that works closely with grassroots community organizations in the Philippines. Their Bayanihan Relief and Rehabilitation Program ensures that monetary donations go directly to the communities in need. Our donations will be sent in increments to address both immediate and long-term needs. Everything will be documented through photos/videos and social media (follow the hashtag #UCDRiseUpPh or #RiseUpPH).
We will also have a series of fundraising events in collaboration with other groups and communities, so please keep an eye out!
Check our website (click here) or our Facebook event page (click here) for updates and more details.
This is a crucial time for our communities to come together to raise awareness of these natural disasters and mobilize relief efforts.
Your generous donations are very much appreciated!
Every penny counts :)
*This will be an ongoing effort so we will continue updating this gofundme and our social media pages.*
*This is a collaboration between all 7 UC Davis Fil Am orgs (BRIDGE, FAHC, FILAH, Kappa Psi Epsilon, MK, PASE, and XPO) and Project: Bulosan.
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