Typhoon benefits springing up in Comox Valley

A lunch to benefit relief efforts following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines will be held Nov. 30.

A lunch to benefit relief efforts following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines will be held Nov. 30 from noon to 3 p.m. at Christ The King Catholic Church at 1599 Tunner Dr. in Courtenay.

The lunch will feature Filipino noodles. Organizers are asking for a minimum donation of $10.

A computer will be available for those wanting to donate online. Funds raised will be administered through St. Vincent de Paul.

Another fundraiser, A Taste of the Philippines, is being held Nov. 24 from 5 to 11:30 p.m. at the Native Sons Hall in Courtenay.

The federal government has pledged to match donations to charitable organizations supporting disaster relief in the Philippines. The Province is also committing to match up to a total of $300,000 in donations to the Canadian Red Cross by Dec. 9.

Typhoon Haiyan — one of the strongest storms ever recorded with wind speeds reaching 300 kilometres per hour — destroyed at least 80,000 homes and left more than 600,000 people displaced.

Qualifying monetary donations can be made until Dec. 9 at a government liquor store or at www.redcross.ca/donate/donate-online/donate-to-the-typhoon-haiyan-fund.

reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

 

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