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Fil-Ams of Los Banos, California still giving to Haiyan rehab

/ 06:33 PM September 19, 2014
The Filipino American Community of Los Banos, California, led by its Vice President Gemma Faugier (second from left) presented a check for the Philippine Red Cross to Consul General Henry S. Bensurto, Jr. (third from left).  Joining them are (left to right) Melchora Ruiz, Madelyn Hammersley and Deputy Consul General Jaime Ramon T. Ascalon. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Filipino American Community of Los Banos, California, led by its Vice President Gemma Faugier (second from left) presented a check for the Philippine Red Cross to Consul General Henry S. Bensurto, Jr. (third from left). Joining them are (left to right) Melchora Ruiz, Madelyn Hammersley and Deputy Consul General Jaime Ramon T. Ascalon. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

SAN FRANCISCO — Nearly a year after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) ravaged communities all over the Visayas region, Filipino-Americans are still sending support to the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the affected communities in the Philippines.

Representatives of the small Filipino American Community of Los Banos, California led by its Vice President Gemma Faugier, on September 15 presented its donation to Consul General Henry S. Bensurto, Jr.

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The organization’s donation of $1,000 was collected from fundraising activities, and will be forwarded to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), to aid in PRC’s rehabilitation efforts in the Yolanda-affected areas.

Consul General Bensurto thanked the Filipino American Community of Los Banos, California for their untiring efforts on behalf of their compatriots affected by Yolanda. “It is heartwarming to know that despite the distance, our community’s hearts continue to be with the Philippines,” he said.

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