Filipinos Come Together to Bring Aid to Typhoon Victims

Bay County is doing its part to help get food and supplies to those in the Philippines.

Members of the Filipino community held and event Sunday at Saint Dominics Parish Hall.

Members of the Philippine American Association of Bay County came together for a Thanksgiving dinner.

Before people took their seats they dropped off non-perishable food, clothing and bedding into boxes.

Organizers say they will hand these boxes off to the American Red Cross, who will then send them to the Philippine Red Cross.

This is the first event that the organization planned for people to drop off supplies.

Organizers were pleased that so many people came with donations Sunday.

The Philippine American Association says even the smallest contributions go a long way.

Launie Whelan the President of the Philippine American Association of Bay County said, "We want to do our part, however small it is, the intent is to have an impact help make someone's life better."

The organization has planned several other events throughout the coming months to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

So far, the association has raised $500.

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