Filipinos in Charlotte hold fundraiser for typhoon victims


Survivors walk by a large ship after it was washed ashore by strong waves caused by powerful Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The city remains littered with debris from damaged homes as many complain of shortages of food and water and no electricity since Typhoon Haiyan slammed into their province. Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday, leaving a wide swath of destruction and scores of people dead. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Filipinos in Charlotte are doing whatever they can to help the ravaged country recover.

The Filipino-American Community of the Carolinas held a fundraiser at the saloon in the N.C. Music Factory.

Different artists performed to help raise money for the relief efforts.

"Some of them are very, very poor in means of livelihood and we would like to extend what we have here in the United States," said Florami Lee.

The Filipino American Community of the Carolinas said it has more events planned this week to benefit the victims of the typhoon.

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