Typhoon Relief Benefit at O'Asian

Victims covered in mud. Entire villages buried by landslides. Flood levels waist deep, and sometimes even neck deep. Family members frantically searching through debris and rubble-attempting to find loved ones. Homes leveled to the ground and swept away by raging waters. Looks of despair and grief etched on peoples’ faces. These images paint a picture that has become an unfortunate reality for many people of the Philippines. The aftermath of Typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng have drastically changed the lives of many. During this time of hopelessness, let us provide them with the hope they need…

We have come together, Filipinos and Non-Filipinos, all as human beings-to help raise money for those victims in the Philippines that are in desperate need of our support.

Event Info:
Saturday October 10, 2009 6pm-close
O’Asian Kitchen & Lounge
800 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
(206)264-1789
www.oasiankitchen.com
oasian@hotmail.com
*complimentary parking available in the garage

The event will be open to all ages from 6pm to 9pm, as a gourmet dinner buffet of Chinese cuisine will be served. Cost will be $23 per person. O’Asian has graciously agreed to donate 30% of all dinner profits to our cause. So join us for the dinner portion of the event to help out. Please call-in or email your reservation directly to O’Asian.

From 9pm to close, the event will be 21 & over as the atmosphere transforms into a mature cocktail benefit. Donations will be accepted upon entrance to this portion of the event.
An All-Star lineup of local DJs will be providing music to lounge, and socialize to throughout the night.

100% of all admission proceeds will benefit our selected organizations:

Child United www.childunited.org
*Donations are also being accepted at Bank of America locations

The American Red Cross www.redcross.org
*Donations made will aid American Red Cross relief efforts in the Philippines

In hindsight of the recent earthquake tragedy in Samoa, a small portion of proceeds will also be donated to assist in recovery efforts

Background:
September 26, 2009, Typhoon Ondoy (international name Ketsana) brought a month’s worth of rainfall in just a matter of hours to Metro Manila and surrounding areas. The largest amount of rain in 40 years resulted in severe flooding which lead to the deaths of hundreds and the displacement of thousands.

September 29, 2009, a massive earthquake with a magnitude of 8.3 struck near the Samoan Islands triggering a 10 foot tsunami which flattened villages and swept cars and people out to sea. The death toll stands at 165, with recovery efforts still in progress.

October 3, 2009, Typhoon Pepeng (international name Parma) slammed the northern part of the Philippines packing wind gusts of 200 km/hr knocking down power lines, toppling trees, and tearing roofs off homes and buildings. Heavy amounts of rainfall caused flooding and landslides-claiming 16 lives so far.

Although we are thousands of miles away from these tragedies, we refuse to remain idle and do nothing. As a community of Seattle, we stand together, united with one goal-doing our part to make a difference…

-We will be raffling door prizes. One ticket will be given to each person who purchases a fund raiser dinner. One ticket will also be given to each person who makes the suggested door entry donation. Larger donations will receive more raffle tickets. A list of raffled items are:
EQPT t-shirts
Jeepney t-shirts
SOY t-shirts
$25 gift certificates to Waba Fusion Bar
$25 gift certificates to Cucina! Cucina!
$25 gift certificates to Billy Bob's BBQ
(2) tickets to the Ekolu concert at The Landmark Convention Center October 24, 2009

-Representatives from Child United and The American Red Cross will be onsite to answer questions and explain their respective roles in disaster relief

-A t-shirt signed by Manny Pacquiao will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

-If you are unable to attend this event, you can still make a donation at any local Bank of America branch under the Child United account. Any event organizer can also fascilitate pick-up of your donation.

-Child United is accepting clothing, toiletries, and blanket donations. You can bring these items to the event, and they will be packed and sent to the Philippines the following day.

-Donations made with a check will be processed by the organization of your choice, and a remitance form will be mailed back to you, in your name, to the address listed on the check. That form can be used for tax deduction purposes as well as employer donation match programs. In the memo line of your check, please list "Child United-Philippines" or "Red Cross-Philippines" or "Red Cross-American Samoa"

-The success of this event relies on the amount of people that attend and the amount of donations collected. Please spread the word about our cause. On behalf of the organizers of this event-THANK YOU!

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