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The Filipino Community Alliance (FCA) in partnership with the Museum of Glass (MOG) is hosting “Relief to Rebuild”, a fundraiser to help the people in the Philippines who are trying to rebuild their lives after being devastated by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). This fundraiser will be held at the Museum of Glass at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 21. The proceeds will go directly to World Vision who will give the funds to the hardest hit villages of the Philippines for the rebuilding of schools and creating safe play areas for children.

Tickets are $40 and includes admission to the galleries of glass art at MOG. There will be hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar for guests to enjoy as they bid on a variety of packages and baskets. Auction items include glass art from local Filipino artists and Gabe Feenan, Gaffer of the MOG, a hotel package for Hotel Murano, a gourmet cake from Celebrity Cakes, Tea Experience Classes and Taste of Asia classes from the Asia Pacific Cultural Center, spa packages, auto detailing packages, home improvement packages, Air Plane Sightseeing Tour of the Puget Sound, gift certificates, and more.

Locally known as Typhoon Yolanda, Typhoon Haiyan was one of the largest typhoons in recorded history, making landfall November 8, 2013, killing more than 6,000 people and leaving millions homeless.

“The Philippines is now in recovery mode,” said Lee Noble, FCA’s co-procurement coordinator. Even though the typhoon is over, it will take years to fully recover and that’s why this fundraiser is so important. It’s helping our global neighbors in the Philippines.”

FCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports Filipinos in our community and promotes the vibrant Philippine heritage. FCA has already hosted two successful dinner fundraisers for immediate typhoon relief efforts, raising $8,000, and will continue to fundraise for rebuilding efforts throughout the year. All proceeds will go to World Vision who has been instrumental in the recovery and rebuilding efforts after the typhoon, including helping rebuild homes, and repairing schools and health clinics, according to FCA. You may also make donations and purchase tickets for the event at: www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information about FCA or the “Relief to Rebuild” Auction Fundraiser, call Zenaida Crisostomo Slemp, Project Manager (235) 921-5788 or email [email protected]

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