Previously I mentioned AMURT for donations for immediate relief assistance, May Center's Filipino food fundraiser (plus I found out that Dr Yun of May Center is going a contingent of other Korean doctors who are going this weekend to help with Doctors Without Borders), a couple who is fundraising, and the Gwangju Filipino community who has streamlined donations from Gwangju to get to the Filipino embassy who will send things over for relief.
Now the expat community in Gwangju has started two more fundraisers.
1. The GFOG (Global Families of Gwangju) have Christmas party (Dec 8) at First Alleyway. At the event they will also be raising money for the Philippines.
2. A benefit dinner and performance (Nov 22) will also be held at Song's German Bar. Here are the details from their Facebook event:
Over 30 performers from Philippines, New Zealand, Soweto, Australia, USA, Korea and elsewhere. Over a dozen cooks making Filipino food, and International cooks from all over. 20,000 Won suggested donation, on a sliding scale. Traditional, Modern, and Belly Dancing, live Bands and Singers. If you can't come, stay tuned for a receiving bank account for donations. Help Save a life. Open your Heart and Open your wallet. Be an agent of hope, bring friends and co-workers.
Donations will benefit those in outlying areas, away from the bulk of support that's already in Tacloban. At least five people who live here have family or friends that are, as of now, missing. Members of the organizing committee have surviving family members who will distribute the food directly.
Thanks to Mr. Song for making his venue available for this important event.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN GENEROUSLY UNDERWRITTEN BY THE GWANGJU INTERNATIONAL CENTER, SO COME ON GIC FOLKS, LET'S MAKE IT BIG.