A check in the amount of $100,000 was donated to the American Red Cross, on behalf of the parishioners of Los Angeles’ Young Nak Korean Presbyterian Church. The large donation represents the level of caring and concern members of the Church were demonstrating to the thousands still in need of the Red Cross’ vital services in the Philippines.
Presentation of the check was made by Elder Young Jim Yum, Rev. Gyeong Jin Kim of the Church. They presented the donation to Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega, Consul General of the Philiippines, and Ben Green, CEO of the San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter of the Red Cross.
Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, hit the Philippines with record force on November 8, 2013. Its wake affected more than 12% of the nation’s population and left incredible destruction and great need for relief and re-building resources.
A month later, through the efforts of the Red Cross, more than $54 million dollars has been raised in donations and pledges and is being used to purchase and distribute relief items such as food, blankets, hygiene kits, mosquito nets and supplies to rebuild.
Green says: “The need in the Philippines continues, and the Red Cross is so appreciative of the generous outpouring of support from the Young Nak Korean Presbyterian Church. We’re so proud of our community and the diverse constituencies that make up the Los Angeles Region.”