Monday, October 5, 2009

Benefit for Victims of Typhoon Ketsana - October 9

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Keith Kamisugi,, 415-874-5550

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Assemblymember Fiona Ma, S.F. Dist. Attorney Kamala Harris, S.F. Board of Supervisors President David Chiu Serve as Honorary Co-Hosts of Oct. 9 Benefit for Victims of yphoon Ketsana

Honorary co-hosts also include S.F. Assessor Phil Ting, S.F. school board vice-president Jane Kim and member Hydra Mendoza; more than 20 community organizations part of event coalition

SAN FRANCISCO - A coalition of community leaders and organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area have teamed up to help raise awareness and funds on behalf of more than 700,000 people  displaced as a result of the floods that inundated 80 percent of Metro Manila in the Philippines last week. Typhoon Ketsana (known in the Philippines as Ondoy) claimed the lives of hundreds of Filipinos in the worst such calamity in the region's history.

WHAT: Benefit for Victims of Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy)
WHEN: Friday, October 9, 2009 - 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
WHERE: Lot 46, 46 Geary Avenue, San Francisco, Calif.
WEB: - also listed on Facebook,, Yelp and Upcoming
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EDITORS: Event chair Keesa Ocampo and other organizers are available for interviews. This document and other media resources can be downloaded from

The "Benefit for Victims of Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy)" is supported by a number of elected officials serving as honorary co-hosts, including U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Calif. Board of Equalization Chair Betty Yee, Calif. Assemblymember Fiona Ma, S.F. District Attorney Kamala Harris, S.F. Assessor Phil Ting, S.F. Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, S.F. Board of Education Vice-President Jane Kim, S.F. Board of Education Member Hydra Mendoza. Philippine Consul General to San Francisco Marciano Paynor, Jr. is also an honorary co-host.