Typhoon Haiyan Relief
A special thanks to the following:
Volunteers Packing Operation:
Nathan Family of Easton
Chan Family of Foxborough
Strileckis Family of Easton
Jerman Family of Taunton
Maiarhofear Family of Attleboro
Danhu Family of Attleboro
Beagan Family of Attleboro
Maynard Family of Bridgewater
Thomas Family of Assonet
Frederick Parena Photography and Michael of Somerville
Gras Awatin of Sure Pinoy in Quincy
Roy & Shine Jerman of Taunton
Elvie & Bob Danhu of Attleboro
Glena Aronne of Attleboro
Sean & Victoria Mannion of Lynn
Jessica Daugherty Brown of Bradford
Alda & Joseph Lyons of Quincy
Francis Licata of Melrose
Ulysses Jacks of Dorchester
Prince Henry Club of Rhode Island c/o David Lopes of East Providence
Arthur Holmes of Bridgewater
Richard Schmidt of Roslindale
Maureen Collins of South Boston
Dorothy Buyan of Hudson
Frances Bergeron & Erica Belanger of Pepperell
Duc Quach & Thoi Thi Phan of Holden
Walter McGrail of Plymouth
Stephen Roper of Melrose
Demetrius & Georgia Kekis of Boston
Robert & Elvira Danhu of Attleboro
John Panagopoulos of Malden
John & Susan Bristol of Canton
Atanacia Figueroa of Providence
Wessin & Gordon Minyard
Lynne Vincunas of Salem
William & Jennifer Powell of Chicago
Robert & Nancy Peters of Lexington
Howley Bread Group, LTD DBA Panera Bread of North Attleboro - c/o Louie Curran & Wendy Kopp
Catherine Carbone & Barbara Traphagen of Foxborough
Elaine & Thomas Borroni of Mansfield
Paul & Carolyn Godin of Foxborough
Ana Esmajer of Attleboro
Michael & Nancy Stanton of Foxborough
Peter & Kimberly Vacheron of Foxborough
John & Maxine Kelsey of Foxborough
Paul & Linda Lanza of Foxborough
Richard Grant of West Newton
Rhio Beagan of Attleboro
Tran & Mark Tran of Foxborough Vietnamese American Small Business Association c/o Dao Trung Tran
Employees of MassDOT, DCAMM, MBTA, Massport, MBCR, CTPS, TCC and other state agencies at the State Transportation Building
Mary & Paul Fernandes
Bill & Barbara Eslao
Friends & Colleagues of Barbara Eslao
Students, Staff & Families of Berea S.D.A. Academy
Friends & colleagues of Four Points by Sheraton Norwood c/o Ana Esmajer & Dolores Studley
Friends of the Town of Randolph
Governor Deval Patrick, Massachusetts
Secretary Richard Davey
Berea S.D.A. Academy
Roseann Boothe & Harry
PAMAS to Hold Scholarship Awards Night
PAMAS cordially invites everyone to our Scholarship Awards Night. It will be held at VFW Post 2017, 84 Eastern Ave, Dedham, MA, on Sunday July 20, 2014, from 7:00 - 11:00 PM. Donation is $20 per person for members, $25.00 per person for non-members, $15.00 per student. Attire is Filipiniana / Barong / Business Casual. Reservations are preferred so that we can plan the amount of food to prepare.
Join us and meet the 2014 PAMAS Scholarship Awards recipients and donors:
Avigail DeKing - PAMAS - Angelito & Esther Santos Family Scholarship Award
Sierra Jamir - PAMAS - Harold Hofman Scholarship Award
For reservations, please contact any of the following officers / Scholarship Committee members:
Bill Strileckis 508-230-3096 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Celoza 617-755-3948 or email@example.com
Fracel Solar firstname.lastname@example.org
Lidy Chan 617-504-9963 or email@example.com
Shine Jerman 508-642-6947 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PAMAS Has Posted Letters of Receipt for Donations
To date, over $30,000 has been raised in support of relief efforts for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. PAMAS of New England has now posted copies of the letters we have received from our donors, and also from the recipient organizations in the Philippines.
Philippine Jesuit Foundation ltr of Dec 30, 2013
Philippine Jesuit Foundation ltr of Mar 10, 2014
Vietnamese American Small Business Association of Massachusetts ltr of Dec 29, 2013
Commission on Filipinos Overseas ltr of Mar 05, 2014
Commission on Filipinos Overseas Acknowledgement ltr of Mar 04, 2014
We thank the people of New England for their generosity and support for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, and want you to know that your donations are going directly to those most affected by the storm.
PAMAS Members and Friends Hold Valentine Dinner Dance to Benefit Victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan
On Sunday February 16, 2014 members and friends of the Pilipino-American Association of New England, Inc. held a Valentines Dinner Dance for the benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in the Philippines. It was held at American Legion Post 405 hall in Raynham, MA. Our guests enjoyed raffles, food, entertainment, and dancing. The food was prepared by our board members, and also donated by friends of PAMAS. Over 100 guests came together to raise almost $4000, which will be donated to the "Build-a-Shelter" program of the Philippine Jesuit Foundation. Our special guest was Consul Felipe F. Carino III, Head of Legal and Assistance-To-Nationals Section of the Philippine Counsulate in New York. Consul Carino gave us an update on relief efforts and rebuilding progress in the storm ravaged areas of the Visayas. He thanked PAMAS, and all public service organizations, for their fund raising help, telling us that it is making a difference in the lives of the people of the Central Philippines. Consul Carino also administered the oath of office to the new Board of Directors of PAMAS:
President - Lidy Chan
First Vice-President - William Strileckis
Second Vice-President - Shine Jerman
Treasurer - Rhio Beagan
Assistant Treasurer - Louie Curran
Recording Secretary - Luz Gilmore
Corresponding Secretary - Marivic Parks
Board Member - Dolores Studley
Board Member - Brad Nathan
Board Member - Ana Esmajer
Proceeds from the dance, including the raffles and live auction, went to benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
If you were unable to attend, but would still like to help, please consider making a donation to Typhoon Haiyan relief, payable to "PAMAS Extend-A-Hand". Please send it to PAMAS of New England, Typhoon Haiyan Relief, P.O. Box 170793, Boston, MA 02117. Please designate in the check memo field "Typhoon Haiyan Relief".
All donations are tax-deductable and very much appreciated!
Click here for our Valentine's Dinner Dance souvenir flyer.
Click here to see our photo album of the event or go to our Facebook page for more photos of this event.
A New Years Message from Lidy Chan, President of PAMAS of New England
"As 2013 comes to a close, PAMAS would like to wish its members, friends and supporters a safe, happy and healthy new year. As we reflect on the past year, particularly the devastation that occurred in the Philippines in early November, many of us are shocked and confused as how such a catastrophic tragedy occurred and claimed so many lives while destroying the homes and dreams of so many families in the Philippines. Despite this horrific tragedy, it is a comfort for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan knowing that there are people around the world and individuals like you willing to lend a hand and helping rebuild their lives. Your outpouring of support is beyond measure, and it is amazing that people from all walks of life have gotten together to do a common good to help the survivors of the Typhoon Haiyan.
I am truly touched with your support and so immensely grateful for your kindness and generosity. With this, on behalf of PAMAS (Pilipino-American Association of New England, Inc.), I wish to extend my deepest gratitude to all of you. To date, PAMAS has been able to collect a total of $29,745 and has sent monetary donations through Philippine Jesuit Foundation and Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino Program (Linkapil). PAMAS has also collected in-kind donations and was able to send 30 boxes of goods (international size cargo boxes) to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan through Operation Blessing and to families directly affected by the devastation."
← Our heartfelt thanks to our donors and volunteers, listed at left.
PAMAS Board Members Represent the Philippines at Quincy Fund Raiser for Victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan
Saturday evening December 7, 2013, the executive members of PAMAS were invited to appear at a fund raiser for victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan. The fund raising dinner was held at the China Pearl Restaurant in Quincy. It was organized by author and activist Tran Trung Dao, and was attended and supported by over 600 members of the Vietnamese community of Massachusetts. PAMAS President Lidy Chan was invited to speak, giving an update on the current situation in the Visayas. She highlighted the fundraising and collection efforts of PAMAS, and thanked the Vietnamese community for their generous support of the Philippines in its time of desperate need. There was also an auction of donated art. All proceeds from the night were dedicated to relief operations in the Visayas.
Click here to see our photo album of the event or go to our Facebook page.
The Pilipino-American Association of New England would like to thank all who came out to the China Pearl Restaurant on Saturday night in support of Typhoon Haiyan victims. We would like to give a special thanks to Mr. Tran Trung Dao and his friends who organized this fund raiser. The Vietnamese community was very generous in both their time and donations, and we are grateful for the outpouring of support to the people of the Central Philippines in this time of need.
PAMAS Members and Friends Gather to Help the Victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan
On Friday afternoon November 29, 2013, over 30 PAMAS members and friends gathered at the Easton home of new board member Brad Nathan to pack donated food, clothing, and toiletries for shipment to the Visayas to help the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan. These items were donated at various collection areas, including the State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, and the United Methodist Church, 1886 Washington St., South Walpole. Food and clothing from a donation drive in South Attleboro was also delivered and packed by our volunteers, for shipment to distribution points in Cebu, Iloilo, Samar, and Leyte. We thank the 30 people who spent their Black Friday preparing, packing, and staging 28 "balikbayan" boxes for shipment to the hardest hit areas of the central Philippines. And we also wish to thank Brad and his wife Sandra for hosting this gathering and welcoming us into their home!
Click here to launch a picture album from that day.
We want to give a heartfelt "Thank You" to the generous folks of Southern New England for their support and continued donations of food, clothing, and toiletries. These will be shipped to the hardest hit areas of the Central Philippines and distributed directly to typhoon victims.
PAMAS Soliciting Donations for Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts
The Pilipino-American Association of New England is working with the American Red Cross of Massachusetts to assist the relief efforts for the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan. We will have fund-raiser information posted here, and on our Facebook page, as plans continue to evolve. If you would like to help out the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan immediately, you can mail a donation, payable to "PAMAS Extend-A-Hand", to PAMAS of New England, Typhoon Haiyan Relief, P.O. Box 170793, Boston, MA 02117. Please designate in the check memo field "Typhoon Haiyan". As always, all donations are tax-deductable.
The American Red Cross is also accepting donations directly on behalf of Typhoon Haiyan Relief.