MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Filipino-Canadians unite this weekend for a multi-site grassroots fundraiser #helpphilippines to take place in Mississauga, North York and Scarborough.
The fundraiser is a musical concert by local Filipino-Canadian artists and will be staged by various community leaders and organizations.
When: November 17 from 1pm-6pm.
Where: Mississauga - Gateway Centre for New Canadians (3450 Wolfedale Road Mississauga ON
North York - Prestige 4544 Dufferin St, Toronto
Scarborough - LPJ Family Life Centre 132 Railside Road, Unit 15 Toronto ON
"We are families united banding together to help our loved ones now suffering because typhoon Haiyan."
-Julius Tiangson, Executive Director of Gateway Centre for New Canadians
"Our response in the Philippines continues to ramp up distributing but there are still challenges such as weather and blocked roads."
-Michael Messenger, Executive VP World Vision
- UN assessments indicate that 2.5 million people are in need of food assistance, water systems are damaged and non-operational in many areas, and the risk of malnutrition is extremely high in many areas.
All relief funds are matched dollar for dollar by the Government of Canada
What Canada can do: Donate to www.HelpPhilippines.ca 1.866.828.9259
SOURCE: World Vision Canada
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