The president of the local Filipino Community Center said the group will hold a meeting in North Charleston on Sunday to brainstorm how it can help victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on Friday.
The Associated Press reported that the storm seriously damaged at least seven of more than 7,000 islands in that country. It is still unknown how many residents there were wounded or killed by the typhoon, although thousands are feared dead.
“We’re going to have a meeting and we will do something for the victims in the Philippines,” said Lily Cabading, president of the Filipino Community Center.
Cabading said she did not know anyone impacted by the storm, but said several Filipino immigrants in the Lowcountry have ties to that region.
“It is heartbreaking. We’ve been praying,” she said.
The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Good Shepherd Chapel at the Naval Weapons Station in North Charleston. It is open to members of the Filipino Community Center.