As of January 22, 2014, relief efforts in the University of Hawai‘i raised $11,519.65 collected from students, faculty, and community members. A check was written by the Center of Philippine Studies and delivered to the Filipino Community Center where all money collected will be matched by the Consuelo Foundation.
The total amount raised by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, thus, is $22,539.50.
Raising Hope (pag-asa)
After Typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda in the Philippines) made landfall and inflicted massive casualties and destruction in November 2013 in southeast Asia. The damage and loss of life in the Philippines was categorized as one of the worst in the history of the maritime nation, if not the world measuring larger than Hurricane Allen in 1980. Shortly after, nations all over the world began to contribute to relief efforts.
Here in Hawai‘i, businesses, schools, community organizations, and ordinary people mobilized in November and December to organize fundraisers spanning from entertainment to volunteerism.
This website chronicles the ongoing efforts of our communities in bringing hope to the people affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
We must not forget as we begin the new year that we must continue to kōkua for our ‘ohana in the Philippines.