Typhoon Haiyan affected a total of 9.5 million people across the Philippines -- and displaced at least 600,000 -- when it slammed into the country on Friday, according to the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Survivors were described as being in desperate need of clean drinking water and food. "In some cases the devastation has been total," Secretary to the Cabinet Rene Almendras told a news conference. The folks in the Philippines are in dire straits and it's now up to us in the Puget Sound region to step up and help them out.
So, in our tradition of helping others, from the Japanese Tsunami victims to folks of Wayne, Nebraska, we are having a pancake breakfast to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. All proceeds from this pancake breakfast will be divided between the International Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. So please come on by, have breakfast with us, and please donate for the cause.
If you can't make it, you make donations to the following organizations:
Typhoon Haiyan relief fund set up by the International Red Cross:http://rdcrss.org/16SdgLr
Doctors Without Borders efforts to bring medical relief to the Philippines:http://bit.ly/1805TCA
Besides pancakes, we may serve some traditional Filipino breakfast dishes: chorzio, tocino, Barako coffee, Jackfruit, and sinangag (garlic fried rice)
Here are some recipes: