I got this update from Dr. Nadal in NYC and if you are in the area please attend as it is an event focused on Typhoon Ondoy Relief.
With so many organizations for young Filipino professionals, it often appears that the young Filipino community is not united. However, when the motherland is in desperate need of support, the strength of Filipino pride and brotherhood becomes evident.
In light of the disaster in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Ondoy, over 80 energized young Filipino professionals from various organizations conducted an emergency meeting with a clear mission to employ action now and generate donation funds for the relief effort by organizing a fundraiser event.
Sharing a united goal, participants of the meeting were divided into teams that produced a number of ideas and resources. At the end of the evening, two fundraising events were agreed upon:
1. Short Term Event: Happy Hour
2. Long Term Event: Benefit Concert/Silent Auction
VOLUNTEER: Thursday, October 8, 2009 – 5:30pm Philippine Consulate (556 5th Avenue, 45th/46th): 10 Volunteers are needed to help pack up donations into Balikbayan boxes that will be sent to the Philippines for Ondoy Relief Efforts at the Philippine Consulate. If you are free and available to volunteer, please contact Chair Person, Paolo Alcantara firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 347-207-9597, by Wednesday October 7, 2009 if interested. Should only take around 2 hours.
FUNDRAISE: Friday, October 9, 2009 – 6:00pm: Let’s Do This! Happy Hour, Red Sky Bar (47 E 29th Street and Park): This is what we as a community agreed upon as our short term project. Please invite everyone to the event, and commit 5 friends to come with you. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=147766409442
PRAY: Sunday, October 11, 2009 – LOVE PHILIPPINES: 4:30pm San Lorenzo Chapel, (378 Broome Street) : The Catholic Fellowship of Young Filipino Professionals will be holding a prayer mass to pray for the victims of the Typhoon Ondoy. They will be donating a portion of the collection towards our main donation. Please RSVP to Joe Valdez: email@example.com
Win a prize!!.. Change your profile picture to the flyer of the “Let’s Do This Happy Hour” Message me that you have changed it, and you will be entered to when a prize, and selected on Friday at the Happy Hour.