A post-secondary school in Huntington will raise money Sunday during its winter concert for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, one of the largest storms ever recorded.
Half of the proceeds from the concert will go to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF—a global relief and advocacy group, which has already started sending supplies to some of the most devastated areas in the Philippines. Concertgoers are also welcome to make their own donations, Mahanaim School said.
Donations will help UNICEF gather water, food, life-saving medicine and emergency supplies that the group can send to Tacloban, Ormac and Roxas—three areas severely impacted by the monster storm, the school said.
Some of the performances will be “dedicated to the undying spirit of the people in the Philippines,” the school said.
The official death toll from the storm is now over 3,600 and more than 12,000 were injured.
Sunday’s concert is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The school is located at 300 Nassau Road, Huntington.
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Survivors have begun rebuilding their houses in typhoon ravaged Tacloban city #Phliippines #Haiyan pic.twitter.com/yicO8zPEiX
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