Queens, NY- Progressive youth group, Anakbayan New York, organizes “R2R: Road to Recovery” benefit concert for Typhoon Sendong survivors on Februrary 25 at St. Patrick’s Church at Long Island City. The youth group aims to raise relief funds and awareness regarding the environmental issues that affect our kababayans.
R2R: Road to Recovery benefit concert is part of a national effort led by the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns’ Bayanihan Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Program. It aims to raise funds for the typhoon survivors and, at the same time, raise critical issues around the environmental degradation that caused so much devastation and lives. All the proceeds will go towards Bulig Alang sa Mindanao or BALSA-Mindanao, a grassroots relief effort organized by different people’s organizations, institutions and churches in Mindanao.
The said benefit show aims to put together a family-friendly event for the entire community to enjoy. The concert will showcase a wide range of talents from the local Filipino community. Performances include live musical performances, spoken word, and Filipino cultural dances.
“As a Filipino-American, I believe it is important to stay in tune with your heritage through keeping up with current events, incorporating Filipino values and traditions in your lifestyle, and especially helping out your kababayans through community events. So I invite everyone to come to this wonderful benefit show and help out,” said Goeffrey Laurel of Anakbayan New York.
R2R: Road to Recovery starts at 6pm on Feb.25, Saturday at the St. Patrick’s Parish located at 39-38 29th Street Long Island City, NY. $5 pre-sale, $10 at the door. For donations, you can make the check payable to “Philippine Forum”.
For more information about R2R: Road to Recovery, email Anakbayan NY at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit their website at www.anakbayannynj.wordpress.com. For information about BALSA-Mindano, visit www.balsamindanao.net