Published On: Fri, Feb 3rd, 2012

Washi (Sendong) Survivors inspire group in action

A Sydney group, ALFA [Artists and Linked Friends in Action] aims at raising $5000 for charity in March to assist survivors of the Washi/Sendong typhoon devastation in Mindanao by releasing a CD album ~ One ~ a collection of original music by local Filipino artists.

The tropical storm, which unleashed its wrath on December 16, 2011, destroyed entire villages built on sandbars and on riverbanks.  The last count of fatalities was 1,259 but many more are unaccounted for.

The funds are intended to help those who were fortunate enough to have survived the flood but have to cope with the trauma of losing their loved ones, their homes and properties.  They now also face the day-to-day need for food, shelter, clothing, clean water, sanitation and medicines to ward off diseases.

To help us achieve our goal for the Washi/Sendong survivors, here’s how you can support:

* Attend the charity album launch – in the CBD [10 Shepherd St., Chippendale] is on 3 March and in the west [P-Noy Lounge, 24-28 First Avenue, Blacktown] on 17 March, both at 7.30-10.30pm.  For a small change of $30 you will help our kababayans in flood-stricken areas in Mindanao and you will also have a night of entertainment, a cd, a free drink, nibbles and a chance to win prizes from the raffle draw.

* Buy an extra CD at the launch or from any of the ALFA nominated contacts or outlets.

Together, and One in Love, in Hope and in Faith we can achieve our goal for the Sendong survivors.

For more info, or cd/song purchase, contact:  Violi Calvert on 0408 22 77 94; Nilda Carpo on 0411 521 135; Josie Musa 0422 621 218.  Or refer to Facebook:  Hope for Washi [Sendong] Survivors.

 


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