UNAC/UHCP Supports Typhoon Relief Efforts

February 2014

More than 9 million people were directly affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on November 8, including families and friends of many UNAC/UHCP members from the Philippines. So UNAC/UHCP responded quickly, with our Executive Council authorizing a campaign for donations and a contribution of up to $20,000 in matching funds for those impacted by the storm.

In early December, the Corona RNs helped organize a community vigil and fundraising effort held at the First Baptist Church in Corona, hosted by Pastor Jon Castillo. It was attended by many UNAC/UHCP members who live in the area, as well as members of the United Domestic Workers, a representative from Assemblymember Jose Medina’s office, UNAC/UHCP Treasurer Jettie Deden-Castillo, NP, and Secretary Charmaine Morales, RN, and community members. There was music, and testimony from Corona RNs and UNAC/UHCP staff members about the experiences of their families during and after the typhoon.

The UNAC/UHCP family mourns the tremendous loss of life that this typhoon has wrought. Our hearts go out to those families who have lost what surely feels like a piece of their hearts. We are over halfway toward our fundraising goal, with money already distributed through the charity Feed the Hungry to provide emergency meals for survivors. Contributions are still welcome. Click here to donate.