Yale continues to support Filipino relief effort

More than $24,000 has been raised by campus groups in support of the Philippines typhoon relief effort through benefits they hosted on or near the campus.

KASAMA, the Filipino Club at Yale raised more than $21,000 through fundraising efforts that included the show “Bagong Araw” (which means “a new day” in Filipino), a party at Toad’s Place, a Crowd Rise page, various residential college study breaks, and direct donations.

The Asian Network at Yale (AN@Y) hosted a fall reception fundraiser at Bentara Restaurant in New Haven, at which local potter and artist Dennis Gentle donated his life’s work of 100 pieces of his favorite ceramic pottery crafted over the last 20 years. Fundraising held throughout the evening’s reception raised almost $1,300 towards the relief effort.

All of the funds raised will help the victims of the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, the strongest typhoon ever to make landfall in recorded history.

On Dec. 8, the Yale Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (APAMSA) and the Yale School of Medicine hosted a benefit and discussion about relief efforts.

Faculty, students, and staff can also make a donation on the Yale Relief for the Philippines Web page. In addition, other pieces by Gentle will be auctioned in future days; details will be made available on the Web page.

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