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Filipino Community Rallying Together to Send Support to Typhoon Victims

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Local families are just starting to get word from their loved ones after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the island nation. Now, Some people in the community are rallying together to help those in need. Local families are just starting to get word from their loved ones after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the island nation. Now, Some people in the community are rallying together to help those in need.

RICHLAND, WA - Local families are just starting to get word from their loved ones after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the island nation. Now, Some people in the community are rallying together to help those in need.   

The Filipino community is eager to help and that is evident among the Christ the King parish in Richland.

Father Taneo is a spiritual leader among many in the Filipino community in the Tri-Cities.

He said he was heartbroken to hear of the devastation in his homeland.

Immediately people in the church started to ask how they could help.

Friday, Father Taneo will be leading his parish in prayer in a special mass starting at 6 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church.
     
"We are still part of them, they are still part of us and we are still one people, Filipino. We sympathize with them and their suffering is our suffering that's why we need to help," he said.

The church will be accepting donations during the mass and between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the church office located on 1111 Stevens Dr. in Richland

They are asking for monetary donations because it is the fastest way to send help.

Christ the King will be sending all the donations through a non-profit organization they partner with in the Philippines called ANCOP.

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