Henrietta Pepitp (left)

Vernon helps typhoon victims

Hundreds came out to support the first fundraising effort Saturday, which raised more than $16,000.

Vernon has stepped up to send its support to the victims of the Philippines typhoon tragedy.

Hundreds came out to support the first fundraising effort Saturday, which raised more than $16,000.

“People of Vernon are extremely generous,” said Nenette Sharma, one of the organizers of the fundraising bake sale at the Village Green Centre. “From the supplier of our bake goods, to the compassionate hearts who rallied behind us, we raised over $16,000 and still ongoing.”

Club Filipino of Okanagan-Shuswap and North Okanagan Filipino-Canadian Association organized the event following the catastrophic typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines Nov. 8.

The Filipino community is also having a prayer rally Thursday at St. James Catholic Church from 7 to 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend the non-denominational event.

“I think prayer power is significantly important as the spirit is the only source of hope and determination,” said Sharma. “One that can never be physically taken away.”

Those who would like to support the cause can still drop donations off at City Furniture and Rosalinda’s Filipino Kitchen until Dec. 5.

Rosalinda’s is also having another fundraiser, a pancake breakfast Sunday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.


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