Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Students, Faculty and Staff Raise $3050 for Philippines Relief

Because it took place very soon after Typhoon Haiyan devastated many areas of the Philippines, CUC and PAA students decided to use Amateur Hour to raise money for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), Canada.  Thus far $3050 has been raised!  "I appreciate the compassion of your faculty and students for those affected by the typhoon in the Philippines," said ADRA Canada Director James Astleford.

Just prior to the event, Student Association leaders sent the following e-mail to faculty, staff and students:

We are distressed by the devastating typhoon that hit the Philippines last Friday, despite the distance in miles. The Canadian University College Student Association and the Parkview Adventist Academy Student Association would like to help those who were affected by the storm. We will be raising funds to be sent to the affected areas, providing financial assistance for any necessities.
The CUCSA will be charging a $5 reservation fee for all Amateur Hour tickets. Students, faculty, and members of the community will have the option to be refunded when they show up on Saturday night or to donate the money towards the relief fund. The PAASA will be selling baked goods outside the auditorium with all proceeds going towards the relief fund.

Canadian University College's Filipino Cultural Club, led by President Joseph Ernesto, raised just over $400 selling a delicious supper in the Snack Shop November 20.  Mr. James Ng, CUC's Science Lab Coordinator, provided dozens of his award-winning spring rolls for the event.  

If you would like to join us in helping our brothers and sisters in the Philippines you have until December 23 to take advantage of the 1-to-1 donation match offered by the Canadian government.  For more information please go to ADRA Canada.

Jose Sanchez, left, and Joel Brousson sang a duet at this year's Amateur Hour, November 16.


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