$61K raised by Yukon Filipino association for typhoon relief

The Filipino community in Whitehorse has started to disburse the money it has raised for typhoon victims in the Philippines.

The Filipino community in Whitehorse has started to disburse the money it has raised for typhoon victims in the Philippines.    

Almost 6,000 people were killed in super Typhoon Haiyan.

The Canadian Filipino Association in the Yukon raised $61,000.

Raul Dioquino, the association's treasurer, handed over $30,000 to the Canadian Red Cross.
    
"And then the rest would be given to the Oxfam and then the World Vision," he said. "And then for the $15,000 that we have given to internal, we have allotted approximately $300 for each family."

Around 50 Yukoners will receive the $300 to send to their families in the Philippines.

The Government of Canada will match funds raised by recognized charities until Dec. 23.

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