By Andrea Dilao
Co-coordinators seniors Cristina Buclatin and Katie Padilla have organized a dinner for the Philippines Relief Organization, in support of the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan. The dinner will be held this week, on Tuesday, December 17, in the Mason Café, from 6-7:30 p.m. There is a minimum donation of $5 per person at the door, and the general public is welcome.
The food provided will be catered by Romano’s Macaroni grill, and there will also be Filipino food and deserts for attendants to enjoy; as well as live entertainment by a few Mason students.
Super Typhoon Haiyan was a deadly typhoon that swept through the Philippines more than a month ago, on November 8, 2013. It’s said to possibly be the strongest tropical storm in recorded history. Haiyan’s destruction has left millions in poverty, without food, water, and medicine, and separated from family members.
All proceeds and donations from the dinner go directly to the Save the Children Foundation. They’ve sent emergency responders to areas that have been most devastated in the aftermath of the typhoon.
Other GMHS clubs such as the SCA, International Club, and HOPE Club have put time into helping to set everything up in preparation for the dinner. Spanish teacher, Mrs. Suzanne Planas, and Assistant Principal, Mr. Matt Hills, have also assisted Buclatin and Padilla though the process.
Everyone in and around Falls Church is encouraged to attend the upcoming benefit dinner for the Philippines. Maraming salamat!