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SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – I’s like to pass along this note from one of the organizers of the hurricane relief efforts. One of those times when the less said by me, the better. The story speaks ot itself….
“I just would like to express my gratitude to the Shrewsbury community for the overwhelming response that we got to the call for help for the Typhoon Haiyan vicitms in the Philippines.
I am Barbara Jorda, a Filipino, and a resident of Shrewsbury, MA. Last month, I decided to email some friends, asking for donations for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. What was meant to be a collection among friends and acquaintances, became a community effort that has reached out to schools, church groups, girl scout troops, etc.. The response was overwhelming – donations kept coming from my childrens’ teachers and classmates, our neighbors, CCD families from St. Mary’s, girl scout troops, and even from people that I didn’t know. Floral Street School’s Student council even declared Nov. 26 as “Help the Philippines Day” where students came in red, yellow or blue to represent the Philippine flag, and brought donations of canned goods, toothbrushes, toothpastes and band-aids.
We were able to fill up 45+ boxes of donations that were sent through Makati Express Cargo – a shipping that company that has offered to ship the boxes for free. Donations will be given straight to ABS-CBN’s Sagip Kapamilya, a foundation that extends emergency humanitarian assistance programs in the Philippines.
I am so proud of the community that we have here in Shrewsbury! And on behalf of the Filipinos, “Maraming Salamat Po!” Thank you very much!”
I’m sharing some of the pictures we took.