OSU Students Helping Typhoon Victims

CORVALLIS, Ore. – It is estimated that over 5,000 people have died in the Philippines from Typhoon Haiyan and that over 3 million people have been displaced from their homes, and a cultural group at Oregon State University is doing what they can to help those in need. “I’m originally from Aklan in the Philippines,” … Continue reading »

UO Student Group Helps Typhoon Victims

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 150 people turned out Thursday night to help raise money for the victims of  Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The University of Oregon Kultura Pilipinas group worked in conjunction with the Philippine American Association of Lane County to host a spaghetti fundraiser. One hundred and thirty were served about $1,025 was … Continue reading »

Group Holds Typhoon Haiyan Fundraiser

EUGENE, Ore. — Nearly two weeks after Typhoon Haiyan hit in the Philippines, the death toll has now crossed the 4,000 mark, and nearly 1,600 people are still missing. People from all around the world continue to send help to victims, including our area. Thursday night, members of the University of Oregon Kultura Pilipinas will … Continue reading »

Mission Group Home From The Philippines

EUGENE, Ore. — A journey for a local group that started as a church mission quickly morphed as the missionaries witnessed the aftermath from perhaps the most damaging storm in recorded history. A team of seven from the First Baptist Church in Oakridge returned home Tuesday after experiencing Typhoon Haiyan. Our cameras were there as … Continue reading »

Local Group Heads Typhoon Relief Effort

EUGENE, Ore. — With the number of people impacted by Typhoon Haiyan now in the millions, the need for aid has grown immensely. And there is now a massive international relief effort taking place all over the world. Even here, more than 6,000 miles away in the Eugene-Springfield area, groups are coming together in the … Continue reading »

Groups Raise Money for Typhoon Victims

EUGENE, Ore. — Though it happened more than 6,000 miles away, Typhoon Haiyan hits home for many. “Most of the people that were affected, sadly, are the poorest of the poor. You know they’re the ones with the cardboard boxes for their houses, as well as wood or whatever they could scavenge,” said Marvy del … Continue reading »

Local Restaurant Helps Typhoon Victims

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield restaurant is doing what it can to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Maynila on 32nd Street is a Filipino restaurant, and one of owners has family in Manila. He says while they were not impacted, he still feels the call to help. So, they’ve set up a collection box … Continue reading »

Typhoon Death Toll Closer to 2,500

(CNN) — A well-publicized estimate that Typhoon Haiyan killed 10,000 people in the Philippines is “too much,” and the death toll likely is closer to 2,000 or 2,500, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday. “We’re hoping to be able to contact something like 29 municipalities left wherein we still have … Continue reading »