Local efforts to help those in need are under way with help from the new Orleans Filipino American Lions Disaster Relief Fund organizing a donation account through Capital One to help those affected by one of the worst typhoons on record. Some central provinces of the Philippines are still inaccessible as crews still assess the damage caused by typhoon Haiyan across the Philippines.
“This disaster is a combination of Katrina and Sandy combined,”Robert Romero, Zone Chair, American Filipino Lions Club said.
“Every cent that is donated will go straight to relief,” Lance Harwell, Zone Chair, American Filipino Lions Club. “Every penny will be for the relief effort.”
The Lions Club International headquarters has granted $500,000 in emergency relief funds to the affected areas.
Donations to the New Orleans Filipino American Lions Club Relief Fund can be made at any Capital One branch.
For information click on https://www.lcif.org/EN/ways-to-give?lion-disaster-donation.php