Last Thursday, possibly one the worst tragedies to strike the South Pacific in recent years has physically crumbled the Philippine islands, but hasn't brought down their hopes. There are groups popping up all around the Bay Area have started relief drives and are looking to collect items to Aid the people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. One such drive has been started by students at San Jose State University, who partnered with Bay Area non-profit Project Pearls, the LBC Cargo Company and the Philippine Red Cross to "get food directly to victims of Typhoon Haiyan" according to NBC Bay Area. These organizations plus Fraternal organizations at the school have been holding a three-day relief that started on Tuesday, and if you can't make it out before Four today to SJSU, you can always donate at Paina SF (1865 Post St., San Francisco, CA, 94115) on Friday. The Filipino American Heritage Club "Kapamilya" which means family in Filipino, is holding a student showcase from 7-10 pm at Paina, which will include dancing and singing and 40% of proceeds and direct donations will aid family members affected by the tragedy.  Donations are always accepted at The Red Cross and other relief organizations, here is a quick list of items they are asking for:

  1. Soap
  2. Rice
  3. Tooth Brushes
  4. Shampoo
  5. Dry Noodles
  6. Clothes
  7. Blankets
  8. Non-perishables