Fundraiser for Victims of Typhoon Haiyan – 11/19/13 @ 6:30 p.m. at the SmithHouse


On behalf of PABA and the PABA Foundation, thank you for the outpouring of support and concern you have shared with us for our extended families in the Philippines. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), especially those in Tacloban and others in the hardest hit areas of Central Philippines.

As the devastating footage evinces, Haiyan is the most powerful typhoon in recorded history, with winds raging at 195 to 235 mph, equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane. Its clouds stretched over two-thirds of the country. The death toll from Haiyan has been estimated to be as high as 10,000 people; more than 9.5 million have been affected, about 4 million of whom are children. As of recent updates, only one road has been cleared between Tacloban and the airport, causing delay in receipt of much needed supplies.

We hope that those on the ground are safe; those who deliver aid are expeditious; and those in need of a helping hand, find it. Though the Philippine spirit is resilient, it will take a collective effort to ensure that the ability to rebuild a new life exceeds the devastation. To this end, PABA, in conjunction with UNICEF and other community leaders, is taking part in a fundraiser on Tuesday, November 19th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the SmithHouse. Attendees will have the opportunity to make direct donations to UNICEF (whose offices are directly above SmithHouse), and a portion of the proceeds from the bar will be donated as well.

Please stay tuned for additional information. If you have questions or comments in the interim, please do not hesitate to contact Hildy Aguinaldo directly by phone (661.755.6942) or by e-mail at ( We hope to see you there.


Hildy Aguinaldo, President-Elect, PABA

Ben Hofileña, Interim President, PABA Foundation

UNICEF - Fundraiser for Relief for Victims of Typhoon Haiyan - 11-19-13