FUNDRAISING FOR TYPHOON YOLANDA VICTIMS IN THE PHILIPPINES
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Aid delivery to typhoon survivors picks up pace
Philippine Daily Enquirer - November 15th, 2013
TACLOBAN CITY —The distribution of food, water and medicine to typhoon survivors here picked up speed on Thursday after a barrage of criticisms from aid workers and the Philippine and international press forced the Aquino administration to bring order to its response to the calamity caused by Supertyphoon "Yolanda."......... Read more>>
Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) whipped across the central Philippines with maximum
sustained winds of around 315 kilometers an hour, a picture emerged of entire communities having been flattened.
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Relief and Support to the Super Typhoon Victims in the Philippines
Friday, November 08, 2013 5:50 PM
Please be informed that the PCCCF has started a fund drive to benefit the super typhoon victims some of whom have also been affected by the recent earthquake that hit the Visayas.
Super Typhoon Haiyan (aka Yolanda) Category 5, strongest storm on record, smashed into island after island as it plowed across the central Philippines. It is called a storm surge (not tsunami) that created high waves with winds close to 200mph that created havoc, destruction and death. Hard hit is Leyte. Victims said that “the waves were siphoning and swallowed their houses” “they are like inside a washing machine”. Haiyan hit land 6 times in Samar, Leyte (twice), Cebu, Iloilo, and Palawan.
There is communication difficulty as electricity, phone even cell phone services are down. You can go to the internet and go to www.pinoytvi.ws and look and click on the State of the Nation with Jessica Soho for updates on this calamity.
To those interested to support our plea, please issue your checks in favor of PCCCF and note “for Typhoon Yolanda victims”.
PCCCF will open a separate fund dedicated for this purpose and will create a spreadsheet to monitor donations and disbursements.
Philippine Cultural and Civic Center Foundation
535 N 27th St., Milwaukee WI 53208
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Philippine Center Update July 2013
By: Gerry Ramos, AIA Executive Director
The Philippine Center and its Free Medical Clinic continues to be a strong presence at the Zablocki Park in Greenfield. The free clinic is open every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Since we started in 2000, the number of FMC patients continue to grow. Now a total of 2,946 who had been seen 9,736 times. Free medical services have amounted to $1,817,748 to date including medication and laboratory services added only in 2010. Continue here >>
PCCCF Penny Drive
By: Amy Schemenauer
Last October, Amy Schemenauer ran a Penny Drive to benefit the PCCCF's Free Medical Clinic. The Drive was held at Grantosa Drive K-8 School, where Amy is a teacher in Early Childhood Special Education. It ran for 2 weeks, during which students were encouraged to bring in pennies and other loose change daily. To make it more fun and to elicit participation, a contest was set it place. The classroom that raised the most money earned a pizza/movie party, with 2nd and 3rd place earning popcorn and juice. Each classroom that participated received a special "token" treat. The pizza was donated by FMC founder and director, Dr. Violeta Singson, while all other food and treats were donated by Amy Schemenauer.
This Penny Drive, titled "Change for Charity", was a huge success, raising $613…..
85 percent of which was pennies. This Drive was an excellent exercise for the students of Grantosa School, teaching them the importance and value of giving to those less fortunate than themselves. What makes this fundraiser special is that the students of Grantosa, an MPS school, are mainly from poor and disadvantaged families as well. Regardless of that fact, so many children were excited to bring in their "stash" of pennies, emptying their piggy banks. They would come in daily, carrying their heavy bags of coins….smiling and excited to do so. One little first grader brought in a bag that ended up containing $38, all in pennies. He stated that he emptied his whole piggy bank; probably his entire life savings, seeing that he is only 6 years old! What a joy it was to watch such unselfishness and giving from such young people!
This was the 2nd Penny Drive held to benefit the FMC. The first was held in October of 2011. About $700 was raised in 2011. The idea for the "Change for Charity" Penny Drive was conceived and carried out by Amy Schemenauer, who organized and ran it at her school. As long as they are approved by MPS, these Penny Drives will continue annually to benefit the PCCCF's Free Medical Clinic. They not only benefit the FMC, but also the students of Grantosa Drive School, teaching them about giving and community outreach.
Philippine Center, Free Medical Clinic Enjoying Early Successl
David Cotey | Jan 15, 2013
Since March 2012, the center and clinic have turned the underutilized Zablocki Park Pavilion into a functional commodity.
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PCCCF Gala Night by Mareta Prill
The PCCCF held a fund- raising gala on March 3, 2012 at theHilton-Milwaukee Center to augment the depleted funds. Prior to the beginning of the evening, our guests were met at the registration desk by Zen Edralin, Mareta Prill, Becky Toledo, Mila Lamerand and Volette Singson who directed them to view displays and photo collages depicting the history of our organization and many of the activities sponsored by the PCCCF. The “Tree of Life” was in prominent display at the lobby, under the watchful eyes of Linda Ramos and Lito Tenorio, with sponsors eagerly locating their names. A mocha chiffon cake, with the PCCCF logo, donated by the Hopefl family was also displayed and later enjoyed as dessert. Read full article here >>
The dream is now a reality
The dream of having our own Philippine Center Building in Milwaukee is now a reality. The Philippine Center is located at the Zablocki Park Pavilion, 3717 W Howard Avenue, Greenfield WI.
The 35 year lease agreement with the Milwaukee County Parks for the use of the Zablocki Park Pavilion to house the Philippine Center was officially signed last July 29, 2011,
Free Medical Clinic Opens its Doors to Dozens of Patients
The Philippine Center finally opened its doors and had its first Free Medical Clinic at the Zablocki Park Pavilion, 3717 W. Howard Ave., Saturday March 10, 2012.
Philippine Center Executive Director Gerry Ramos and Free Medical Clinic Director Dr. Violeta Singson, together with the Zablocki Park Manager Dan Roddy, led the doctors, volunteers and patients in the blessing ceremonies officiated by Fr. Jojo Orosa of St. Camillus. >> Read Full Article from GreenfieldPatch.Com >>