Relatives seek information from typhoon-damaged Philippines

Published: Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 06:09 PM.

“I have a lot of uncles and cousins that live out there, but they are so scrambled, I don’t know,” Hanson said. “I am waiting for my sister to call me last night but probably they did not make it because they did not have no gasoline to ride the motorcycle to the top of the mountain to the city with electricity. Some of my relatives from Cebu made it to my village and find out that nobody died, except that they are hungry. They need water and food.”

Amie Faulkner, president of the Havelock Fil-Am Association, said many of its 300 members have relatives that were affected by the typhoon.

“My organization usually makes donations and stuff like that depending on what we can afford,” Faulkner said.

Faulkner said the organization’s executive committee has scheduled a weekend meeting at Marie’s Alterations in Havelock to form relief plans.

“This is the most tragic thing that has happened to the Philippines,” Faulkner said. “Whatever we can do to help would really, really help our people there.”

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