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Origin India Restaurant Donates $1,000 for the Philippines Disaster. Fund Raiser Planned

At a meeting to mobilize relief efforts for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Origin India Restaurant donated $1,000 to the relief fund.  Additionally, Origin India and South Asian Chamber of Commerce are planning a fund raiser. 

Desiree DeCastro of Origin India, along with Majid Raja owner of the restaurant attended the meeting.  At the meeting Origin India Restaurant was the first to announced a donation of $1,000 to kick off the drive to raise much needed relief funds.  

With Typhoon Haiyan wrecking the several islands in Philippines, the local Asians, especially Filipino Americans are joining hands to raise funds for the disaster relief efforts for millions of Filipino who are directly affected by the vicious Haiyan.  The leaders of the Las Vegas Asian Pacific community met at a local restaurant to mobilize the relief efforts.    Thousands of survivors are waiting for the much needed water, food and medicine supplies.  The gigantic relief effort is on its way focusing on the typhoon survivors, with some reports indicating that residents are running out of time in their quest to survive.

Origin India restaurant is the only Indian restaurant with deep commitment to the Las Vegas community with numerous fundraisers to help numerous local charitable organizations from Ronal McDonald House to Japanese Earth Quake relief efforts.  At the meeting, the Las Vegas Jewish Federation also committed $15,000 to the relief efforts.

There over 250,000 Asian immigrants in Clark County with majority of them from Philippines who have deep family ties to their home country.   If you are interested in contributing to the relief efforts you can do so through American Red Cross or wait for further information on the fundraising dinner being organized by the Origin India Restaurant. 

At the same time, the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) remind the public that there is a potential for disaster fraud in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Suspected fraudulent activity pertaining to relief efforts associated with Typhoon Haiyan should be reported to the toll-free NCDF hotline at 866-720-5721. The hotline is staffed by a live operator 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the purpose of reporting suspected scams being perpetrated by criminals in the aftermath of disasters.

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