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Filipino woman holding fundraiser to help typhoon victims

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Updated: 11/11/2013 9:04 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A local Filipino woman is raising money for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.

Judith Villamor has family in the area affected by the typhoon where an estimated 1,200 people were killed.

Villamor says the typhoon was terrifying for her family because they had already been displaced from their home three weeks ago after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

Villamor says she's been waiting and waiting for her family to call to let her know that they are OK.

"Just to hear from them. Hearing their voices. That's what I'm waiting for," said Villamor.

"Communication has been cut off, Bohol is in darkness and there's no electricity."

Villamor says one of her nieces contacted her through Facebook to let her know the family is alright, but she's still waiting to get through to her brothers and other family members by phone.

Villamor and her friends are now organizinga fundraiser for victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

It's taking place at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church on Normandy Boulevard.

They're collecting monetary donations for medicine, food and school supplies to be sent to a Catholic diocese in the Philippines.
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