Hollywood, CA — October 14, 2009 A&G Records in association with Philippine Aid Society announced Multi-talented recording artists Latonius Earl, Jezda, Kris Searle, Jael Gadsden, Fawn, Asha Puthli, Stuart Guest, Rob E C and Arnold G to perform live at “Hand in Hand Benefit Concert – Typhoon Emergency.”
“To be honest, I can’t take credit for the idea. This was Arnold G’s initiative. When he approached me about doing the concert, I was all for it because I could tell he had a heart to help the Philippines” Said Tim Troutman, Executive Director of the Philippine Aid Society.
The event will be held on Monday, October 19, 2009 from 9pm to 11pm at Rage Restaurant & Bar 8911 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069. Telephone: (310) 652-7055.
He continue “I hope it will raise awareness for the Philippines and the serious need they have there. I also hope to raise some money because every dollar raised translates directly into emergency items for the victims.”
Event will be hosted by Rana Davis, popular long time hostess and emcee in Southern California.
This is a benefit concert to help raise awareness and needed funds to help the victims of the devastating floods the occurred on September 26, 2009. The Manila metro area was pummeled by Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy) which resulted in the worst flooding the Philippines has seen in over 40 years. Some are calling the storm the “Katrina of the Philippines.” Nearly 699 people have lost their lives and countless thousands have lost everything they own. To be sure, millions of Filipinos, living in one of the poorest countries in the world, were deeply affected by this tragedy in the Phillipines. All proceeds will go to the Philippine Aid Society a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The goal is to raise $100,000. That will go a long way to restoring family housing, getting medicine, food and clothing to those in direct need in the Philippines.
“Tens of Thousands of people in Manila and surrounding areas have lost everything they own. We can’t give it all back to them, but this money raised will go to help them survive and recover from this tragedy.” Concluded Troutman.
Also donations of clothing and can foods will be accepted on location, as well at: Manila Forwarder: 4323 Eagle Rock Blvd, Unit 313, Los Angeles, CA 90041 Telephone: (323) 478-1599. Cash donations are being encouraged and will be managed directly by Tim Troutman, Executive Director of the Philippine Aid Society, with offices in the United States (North Carolina) and in the Philippines (Kamuning, Quezon City).
Red carpet is schedule to start at 8:30pm. The show will start from 9pm to 11pm.
Event is free, but $10 donation is recommended for the cause.
“Hand in Hand Benefit Concert – Typhoon Emergency.” is sponsored by A&G Records, RAGE, ParrisHarris and Diversity News.
About Phillipine Aid Society:
Philippine Aid Society is a non profit organization which is organized to provide a variety of charitable services in the Philippines. They are a small organization and their management staff consists entirely of volunteers.
For more information you can visit there website at http://www.philippineaid.org/
About Diversity News Publications:
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Note: Video courtesy of Brian LeBow from LeBow Media, shows images on the devastating floods.
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