Helping typhoon victims: Chief Sealth relief-supply drive; Holy Rosary concert/service; what about something peninsula-wide?

November 15, 2013 at 9:31 am | In How to help, West Seattle news | 3 Comments

With the death toll from Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda now estimated to be at least 3,600 people, and millions more left in need of help in its aftermath, we have word this morning of two benefits – please let us know of any others in West Seattle so we can make this an ongoing list. And read through to the end of the story for a question!

CHIEF SEALTH SUPPLY DRIVE THROUGH NEXT FRIDAY: Student Adriana Tabile e-mailed word of this drive that Chief Sealth International High School‘s Filipino Club has launched in partnership with Child United. Adriana writes, “These supplies will go directly to the provinces to help all the people who need them. Chief Sealth’s supply drive will end on November 22, 2013. Please help support! They need as much help as they can get.” They are collecting:

-over the counter medication
-toiletries
-towels/sheets/blankets
-tarp or plastic sheathing
-spring/summer clothing
-rubber soled shoes
-kids clothing/ stuffed animals
-nonperishable food

The school (at 2600 SW Thistle) has a designated dropoff spot – inquire at the office, or e-mail Adriana: adriana.tabile@yahoo.com.

HOLY ROSARY CONCERT/SERVICE THIS SUNDAY: The church says all are invited:

There will be a music and prayer service in the Church on Sunday night, November 17 at 7:30, led by The Byrd Ensemble, a Philippine American group which includes our Saturday night pianist, Edelmar Obenza. They will pray the rosary and will intersperse the mysteries with music and song. It promises to be a wonderful hour of prayer and song for a very deserving cause. Baskets will be available for a free-will offering. Come and offer your support–just drop in or stay a while.

Holy Rosary is at 42nd and Genesee.

WHAT ABOUT A WEST SEATTLE-WIDE BENEFIT? Two and a half years ago, we published Karla‘s call for thoughts on the concept of a West Seattle-wide fundraiser for the Japan earthquake. Many joined together for the very successful event that followed. She e-mailed this week wondering if the same approach might help the Philippines survivors. Thoughts?

(added) SOUND PHYSICAL THERAPY DONATING TO UNICEF: From Sound PT: “We have donation forms for UNICEF here at the front desk at Sound Physical Therapy. We’ll mail the forms off to UNICEF.” They’re at 3823 Delridge Way SW.

3 Comments

  1. Thanks for putting these events together and giving us a chance to help out.

    Comment by G — 10:13 am November 15, 2013 #

  2. I applaud the students at Chief Sealth for their desire to help the Philippines recover from a deadly natural disaster. My understanding, however, is that collecting supplies in the US and trying to ship them to remote, heavily damaged areas is ill-advised. Better to collect cash contributions for established organizations that are already on the ground. They can buy supplies locally, and help reestablish the economy in the process. Maraming salamat! Many thanks!

    Comment by J Lardizabal — 10:45 am November 15, 2013 #

  3. Thanks for sharing this guys!

    Comment by Tanya — 2:11 pm November 16, 2013 #

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