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Help Philippines! Filipino Grassroots holds multi-site fundraiser GTA

November 17, 2013
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MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 16, 2013 /CNW/ – Filipino-Canadians unite this
weekend for a multi-site grassroots fundraiser #helpphilippines to take
place in Mississauga, North York and Scarborough.

The fundraiser is a musical concert by local Filipino-Canadian artists
and will be staged by various community leaders and organizations.

When: November 17 from 1pm-6pm.
Where: Mississauga – Gateway Centre for New Canadians (3450 Wolfedale Road
Mississauga ON
North York – Prestige   4544 Dufferin St, Toronto
Scarborough – LPJ Family Life Centre 132 Railside Road, Unit 15 Toronto
ON 

Quotes:
“We are families united banding together to help our loved ones now
suffering because typhoon Haiyan.”

Julius Tiangson, Executive Director of Gateway Centre for New Canadians

Our response in the Philippines continues to ramp up distributing but
there are still challenges such as weather and blocked roads.” 

Michael Messenger, Executive VP World Vision

Quick Facts:

  • UN assessments indicate that 2.5 million people are in need of food
    assistance, water systems are damaged and non-operational in many
    areas, and the risk of malnutrition is extremely high in many areas.

Background Information:

All relief funds are matched dollar for dollar by the Government of
Canada

What Canada can do: Donate to  www.HelpPhilippines.ca  1.866.828.9259

SOURCE World Vision Canada

Article source: http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/help-philippines-filipino-grassroots-holds-120000742.html

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