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Bake sale today to benefit typhoon victims in the Philippines

May 1, 2014

Photo of browniesStudents of Rhodalyne Gallo-Crail, an NIU instructor of Tagalog, one of the major languages spoken in the Philippines, will hold a bake sale today at the Holmes Student Center, south entrance.

The sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to raise funds to help fishermen impacted by the deadly typhoon in the Philippines last November. Several artworks will be auctioned off as well, and Adobo, a Filipino meat dish, will also be on sale for lunch, weather permitting, in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commons.

All proceeds will go to the Manuel Manahan Foundation in the Philippines to purchase a fishing boat for fishermen in Tacloban City, which was among the areas worst hit by Typhoon Haiyan. The deadliest typhoon ever to hit the Philippines, and possibly the strongest ever recorded, Haiyan left thousands dead, and thousands more displaced.