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San Francisco Filipino groups collecting, calling for donations

Monday, November 11, 2013
Typhoon Haiyan aftermath. Boy holding sign for typhoon relief drive Damage from the typhoon in the Philippines - a ship is seen on land A weakened Typhoon Haiyan headed for Vietnam after devastating the central Philippines as possibly the deadliest natural disaster on record there. Typhoon damage in the Philippines Filipino members of St. Patricks church pray for loved ones affected by typhoon A resident passes by toppled car outside an airport terminal after powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Local Filipinos keep watch on deadly typhoons path Typhoon damage in the Philippines Huge waves brought about by powerful typhoon Haiyan hit the shoreline in Legazpi city, Albay province Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 about 520 kilometers ( 325 miles) south of Manila, Philippines. One of worlds strongest storms hits Philippines Huge waves brought about by powerful typhoon Haiyan hit the shoreline in Legazpi city, Albay province Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 about 520 kilometers ( 325 miles) south of Manila, Philippines.

Aide is starting to reach those who survived the Typhoon Haiyan but it is not enough.

As the United States has committed $20 million in aid, much of it in food, the Philippines government has raised the death toll to 1,774 and there are fears that could rise to as many as 10,000.

Volunteers from the Filipino Community Center in San Francisco spent Monday afternoon asking for monetary donations. They have a network of organizations in the Philippines that will be able to find where the help is needed the most.

At the West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center, people have donated canned goods and other items. Another agency has donated the cost of shipping those goods to the Philippines - something that can be very expensive.

The typhoon has displaced more than half a million people.

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