|Winnipeggers raise over $82,000 for typhoon victims
WINNIPEG - The Fil-Can Disaster Relief Fund Committee of Manitoba turned over a cheque in the amount of $82,249.14 to the Canadian Red Cross in a brief ceremony at the Philippine Canadian Centre of Manitoba on Friday, October 30.
The money is earmarked to aid victims of recent flooding in the Philippines due to a series of severe typhoons. The money was raised through the efforts of hundreds of Winnipeggers, community organizations and local businesses since Typhoon Ondoy struck the Philippines in late September.
Photo (l-r): Filcan co-chair Fred De Villa, Canadian Red Cross Fund Development Director Leah Gallop, Red Cross Regional Director of Manitoba Operations Jane Hunt, Fil-Can co-chair Lito Taruc and Honorary Philppine Consul Edda Pangilinan