#Act4thePhilippines: a Cal community response to Super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan

#Act4thePhilippines: a Cal community response to Super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan

To the UC Berkeley campus and larger community:

This is an urgent call for your support. Various concerned groups, departments, and associations on the UC Berkeley campus have come together to create and begin mobilization towards the recent occurrences in the Philippines – and we need your help.

The aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) have left many of us devastated. Over 580,000 people have been displaced and over 1,800 deaths have been recorded since the Super Typhoon hit numerous provinces in the central Philippines.

Our goal as a community is to raise $10,000 in monetary donations to be directed towards the immediate relief efforts of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON). Through NAFCON, your donation will be directly sent to national grassroots relief and rehabilitation organizations based in the Philippines.

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP:

PHASE I: THE MESSAGE – #Act4thePhilippines Ribbons at Pil Org Tables on Sproul
When: Tuesday, November 12 to Tuesday, November 26 daily, from 10:00am-2:00pm
Where: To the right of Sather Gate
What: SHOW YOUR SUPPORT by collecting your #Act4thePhilippines Ribbon available upon $2 sliding donations at the multiple Pilipin@ Organization Tables on Sproul. Please stop by and donate, ask us questions, and offer your support!

PHASE II: THE MOMENT – A Moment of Silence for Victims of the Typhoon
When: Wednesday, November 20 from 11:00am-11:15am
Where: Upper Sproul Plaza
What: JOIN US in a Moment of Silence for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan as we offer a quiet 10 minutes for those who have lost their lives, those who have been displaced, and those who are still struggling to survive.

PHASE III: THE MOVEMENT – A Candlelit Night of Solidarity
When: Thursday, November 21 from 4:30pm-6:00pm
Where: Upper Sproul Plaza
What: STAND IN SOLIDARITY at our Candlelit Night of Solidarity as we honor the lives lost and support those who are struggling to survive in the wake of Super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan. Let us gather together as one collective community to raise hope and empowerment in light of this natural disaster. Donations will be accepted upon the reception of candles. The entire campus community is asked to wear WHITE SHIRTS during this event in honor of the victims.

Please spread the word about this community effort by inviting your friends, family members, networks, etc. You can promote these events by using the official hashtag for these efforts: #Act4thePhilippines.

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The Pilipin@/Pilipino-American Community at Cal consists of Gawad Kalinga at Berkeley; Kapwa; {m}aganda magazine; Partnership for Pre-Professional Pilipinos (P4); Pilipino Academic Student Services (PASS); Pilipino American Alliance (PAA); Pilipino Association for Health Careers (PAHC); Pilipino Association of Scientists, Architects, & Engineers (PASAE); and other community members.

Other organizations in support for these mobilization efforts include the Residence Hall Assembly and the Associated Students of the University of California.

NAFCON is a national multi-issue alliance of Filipino organizations and individuals in the United States serving to protect the rights and welfare of Filipinos by fighting for social, economic, and racial justice and equality | http://nafconusa.org/

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