From: Luis Castro, Pathway Manassas Sent: Monday, 11/11/2013, 7:34pm Subject: Help the Philippines
Given the recent devastation that has occurred in the Philippines due to the typhoon, I believe it would be a great idea to open up donation spots in the various campuses where people can drop off anything from money to food to clothes. Even toys and more would be great. At the end of the month, or sometime next month, we could get all these donations together and send them over to the Philippines to help the families in need.
Reply: Ms. Riggs Sent: Monday, 11/11/2013
Subject: Help the Philippines
Meet me at your earliest convenience. Let’s make it happen!
Day #2 Wednesday, 11/13/13 Luis Castro drove to Annandale from Manassas to meet with Ms. Riggs
Emergency PAC Meeting
Agenda: Form Disaster Relief Committee & Strategy
PAC’s Goal: $2500 to donate to NAFCON (National Association for Filipino Concern) an organization dedicated to helping Philippine causes, since 1996.
Disaster Relief Committee Chairperson: Luis Castro, MA Co-Chairs: Ayah Manalastas and My Le, AN Secretary: Dilasa Yahya, AN Treasurer: Tenequa Howard, AN
Executive Committee Chairperson(s): Seerat Sandhu and Behrad Azhandeh
Day #4 – #9 PAC/Pathway/NOVA students volunteered: making signs, donation boxes, sitting at the table, walking around campus asking for support, and much more. Donation tables were on all 5 NOVA campuses from 10am – 3pm….PAC was dedicated!
PAC hit donations of over $1700 thanks to a lot of hard work and planning by many but, several spark plugs (people who spark and influence others to movement) really kept the ball rolling …seen here is spark plug Ayah Manalastas a tireless advocate for Filipino concerns.
Party with a Cause “Typhoon Benefit” on the AN campus put PAC over their goal and students had a great time dancing the day away….
Alexandria’s Kabihasnan Club joined efforts with PAC and together they happily raised well over $3000 in record breaking time.
Thank you NOVA community for stepping up to the challenge!
PAC/NOVA students job well done…You Rock!