typhoon Haiyan http://ripr.org en Local Filipino Community Starts Fund For Victims of Typhoon Haiyan http://ripr.org/post/local-filipino-community-starts-fund-victims-typhoon-haiyan <p>The Filipino-American Association of Newport County has launched a relief fund for victims of the typhoon.</p><p>Association president Chester Gotauco said they will soon announce collection sites for items of clothing and household goods. More immediately, they’re requesting cash donations.</p><p>Gotauco said several hundred Filipinos call Rhode Island home and many of them are worried about relatives.</p><p>"I think they’re in shock. It’s like almost incomprehensible what’s happening. And they just don’t know what to do," said Gotauco.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 14:19:09 +0000 Flo Jonic 24674 at http://ripr.org