Filipino community in New Zealand spearheads donation drive for victims of super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)
In the aftermath of massive destruction and the ongoing assessment of the extent of loss of lives and damage to properties wrought by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the Filipino community in New Zealand, as individuals or organizations, are taking immediate action and concerted effort to undertake a fundraising drive to help alleviate the suffering of our countrymen back home. For this purpose the Federation of Filipino Associations, Societies and Clubs in New Zealand Inc. (FFASCNZ Inc.) is now making the necessary arrangements. Donations may be made at the following bank account:
- FFASCNZ Inc Westpac Bank Account: 03-1702-0149293-00
- Particulars: Individual’s Name or Name of Organization
- Analysis/Reference: YOLANDA
For more detailed information on the donation drive, please contact Ms. Rolyn Demafelis, the representative of the Federation in Wellington, at mobile number 021 0273 6640 or email at email@example.com
Once again, we are calling on the Filipino Community in New Zealand, throughout the North and South Islands, to demonstrate our well known, tried, true and time tested spirit of “bayanihan”, coming together to help generously and compassionately our fellow kababayans.
We reiterate our deep appreciation to the Government and People of New Zealand for responding to the appeal of the International Federation of Red Cross to support immediate relief efforts in the Philippines by making a contribution of NZ$150,000 as well as providing a further NZ$2 million to support humanitarian relief efforts. New Zealand continues to demonstrate its solidarity with and compassion for the Filipino people especially in times of great need.