Project Ondoy: A benefit for Typhoon Ondoy (ketsana) relief efforts
2009-10-28 · By Editor
In light of the recent tragedies that have devastated the Philippines, local community organizers have teamed up for PROJECT ONDOY – a benefit for Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) relief efforts.
Project Ondoy will take place on Wednesday, October 28th, from 8p.m.-2 a.m. at The Cellar, 201 E Broadway in Long Beach. There is no cover, but donations of any amount are welcome at the door. All funds raised from the event will be donated directly to the communities affected through AKAP (Ang Kalusugan para sa Pinoy, Inc.).
The event will be hosted by Nasty Nes, Seattle hip-hop scene pioneer/radio personality and Ron Ressurection and will feature DJs Icey Ice (Power 106) and DJ Earwaxx (Soul Providas). Set to perform are Bambu, Los Angeles-based artist and activist and JR Aquino, Alaska-based singer/songwriter as well as a few surprise guests.
Community organization partners for the event include: Filipino American Network, Guam Communications Network, Kababayan LA, CSULB Pilipino American Coalition and AKAP (Ang Kalusugan para sa Pinoy, Inc.).
For more information, please contact Fritz Pingol at firstname.lastname@example.org or 562-673-5420.
On September 26th, Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) struck the Philippines with a force that hasn’t been seen in decades. Over a month’s worth of rain fell in one day, causing tremendous damage to 26 provinces, and putting the capital of Manila up to 80% underwater. The massive flooding has claimed hundreds of lives and impacted over 2.5 million people – in what is considered the worst such calamity in the region’s history. The impact of this unfortunate event will be felt for many months ahead and the country will need a lot of help from the global community in rehabilitation efforts as well as in dealing with resulting food & basic supply shortages and the spread of disease.
AKAP aims to advance the health of every Filipino, especially the poor and those who reside in remote areas in the country. AKAP was established on August 2008 is a registered NGO with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AKAP is comprised of doctors, nurses, dentists, and health care practitioners.