The University of Pennsylvania Museum is — for the first time — donating receipts from a day’s admissions to a specific charity.
Cuba Libre in Old City will be raising money for Filipino relief efforts on Monday with a special dinner.
The Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner started 20 years ago. It was small, fewer than a couple dozen people.
Many people may be inspired to give as they see pictures or video of typhoon ravaged parts of the Philippines. But good intentions may go bad with scammers looking to make an easy buck.
Since opening up a 24-hour call center in Philadelphia to help people looking for friends and family in the Philippines on Saturday, the local chapter of the Red Cross says more than 300 calls have come in.
Filipino-American organizations in the Philadelphia metro area are mobilizing to send aid to the Philippines in the wake of the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
Communications in many cities in the Philippines have been essentially cut off, and many people with families inside of the cities hit hardest by Typhoon Haiyan have no idea if their loved ones are dead or alive.
Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes, CEO of the local Red Cross, says the agency offers a service called “Family Tracing”.
Many of the tens of thousands of Filipino-Americans in our area are hoping for the best and bracing for the worst as they wait to hear from family members affected by Typhoon Haiyan. now tearing through the Pacific nation.