Dear Friend, On November 8, 2013, the strongest typhoon ever recorded made landfall andcaused widespread destruction to the Visayan region of the Philippines. The public and private sectors, individuals and multinational corporations inthe United States, the Philippines and all over the world responded swiftly tothe call for action to help the victims of typhoon Haiyan in the biggest, widestand greatest manifestation of the “KAPWA” spirit. “KAPWA” is a Tagalog term that depicts “togetherness” to help in the hour of need. It is a sense of being; an inherent sensitivity in the Filipino to think of others or their “KAPWA” in doing things together for the common good. No direct translation could fully capture the essence of selfless compassion and nobility in being a “KAPWA”. Months after the initial surge of giving and as media coverage tapers off, weare yet faced with the most critical phase as efforts transition from relief to rehabilitation. It is in this premise of sustaining long term rebuilding that theconcept of HOPE AFTER HAIYAN was hatched. Today, FilAm ARTS (Association for the Advancement of Filipino AmericanArts and Culture) and the Organizing Committee of HOPE AFTER HAIYANcome to you with an appeal as we invite you to a dinner at the beautiful homeof Edwin and Lani Raquel, in Hancock Park, 56 E. Fremont Place, Los Angeles, (formerly Mary Pickford Estate), on June 1, 2014 at four o’clock in the afternoon.
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TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN