Almost €16,000 raised for typhoon disaster fund after Inishowen Independent appeal
Local Filipinos have raised almost €16,000 for the victims of typhoon Haiyan after making an urgent appeal in the Inishowen Independent newspaper last month.
Thousands of people were killed in the devastating storm that struck the central Philippines, prompting members of the Carn Filipino community here to reach out to the people of Inishowen for desperately needed financial assistance.
After holding a number of fundraising events, the big-hearted Filipinos, many of whom work at Carn Community Hospital, raised a total of €15,900 on behalf of their fellow country men and women.
They have been overwhelmed by the generosity shown by Inishowen people with the story of our contribution to the Asian relief effort making headlines in the Filipino press.