By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau
July 25, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – It’s been more than eight months since Typhoon Yolanda or Haiyan struck the Philippines.
But help for those devastated by the storm, help continues to come in different forms.
In Houston, Texas, the Turkish Coalition of America or TCA recently presented a check of $25,000 to the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce to aid in the relief efforts in the Philippines.
The TCA contributed a total of $100,000 dollars to help those devastated by Typhoon Yolanda.
US Congressman Pete Olson and officials of the Turkish Consulate of Houston were present during the turnover of funds.
Meantime, overseas Filipinos are also doing their part to help in the relief efforts in Tacloban by purchasing up-cycled bags which create jobs in the devastated areas. They also donate backpacks to child survivors.
The project called “Taclob” sells backpacks at $100 each.
So far, close to $5,000 has been raised of the $157,000.
Taclob is selling their backpacks exclusively on their website taclob.com.