Sacramento Filipino Community Rallies To Send Supplies To Typhoon Victims

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ELK GROVE (CBS13) – The Filipino community in the greater Sacramento area rallied together to send much-needed supplies to their home country following Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Nearly 7,000 miles away there’s an outpouring of compassion for the Philippines.

“I cry. I feel bad. I feel sad. So we’re doing whatever we can here,” said Evangeline Alcantara.

Filipinos in the Sacramento area are turning that helpless feeling and grief into support.

“They’ve been starving. They’ve been out of help for how many days?” said Alcantara.

Alcantara, who grew up in the Philippines, says her mother’s friend’s family members are still missing. So they’ve showed up to nearly every single fundraiser giving whatever they can.

“She said it’s important, because it’s our countrymen,” Alcantara said.

The organizers of Saturday’s fundraiser outside the Elk Grove California Family Fitness got traditional Filipino food donated by local restaurants.

“It was…

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