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Wicomico County Filipino-American Community Unites for Typhoon Relief

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FRUITLAND, Md.- Overall, more than 9 million people have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan across the Philippines. Here on Delmarva, the local Filipino-American community is coming together, raising desperately needed funds for those victims.

Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines with unprecedented force, leaving behind devastation, destruction and despair. The images are heartbreaking, especially for those in the Filipino-American community.

"The majority of the Filipinos are under poverty, and for them to be hit again by another calamity, is really so sad," said Dante Sison of Fruitland.

Thankfully, his family, and the families of most other Wicomico-area Filipinos are OK. But the fact that so many millions in his home country are not, is why they're stepping up to help.

"These people are our friends and families back home," Sison said. "You know, we cannot enjoy life back here in the states and enjoy all of the comfort that we have here and looking back on the country, they are suffering. We just feel it's not right. It's just not right and it's our responsibility to help them."

According to Sison, the group is planning a garage sale, with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward relief efforts. They are also setting aside part of the money they're saving for Christmas, to donate as sacrificial giving.

Sison said the local Filipino-American organization is not capable of accepting donations, but encourages anyone wanting to help to donate to bigger, legitimate organizations, like the Red Cross and GK USA.

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