Phone: (269) 471-3124
Office of Development
8903 US Hwy 31,
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI

Andrews Filipino Intl. Association

Super Typhoon Haiyan

Andrews Filipino International Association Mobilizes to Send Aid to the Philippines

SUPER TYPHOON HAIYAN (Yolanda) ripped through the central Philippines on Friday, November 8, 2013 causing widespread destruction.  This storm has affected about two-thirds of our country where many have built their homes along the coastline of these island areas.

The devastation that has taken place so many miles away hits close to home and heart. Many of our students and faculty have loved ones living in this area of their homeland. Thankfully, many have been found unharmed but others still have not made contact with their worried family and friends abroad.

Many Hands, One Hope is a campaign through collaboration and partnership with Andrews University and community organizations to mobilize funds for relief work in the Philippines.

Photo provided by ADRA

Dear sponsors and contributors,

On behalf of the officers and sponsors of AFIA, I would like to extend our thanks for your help and support in making our “Many Hands, One Hope” Benefit Dinner possible. Through the silent auction, we were able to raise $600. It is a joy to say we are putting things forward for a good cause, and we could not have done it without your contribution. The evening was a success, and I personally enjoyed each part of it.

We hope you continue to keep in mind the Philippines and its recovery from Typhoon Haiyan, and that through you we are building towards a better life for people affected. Again, thank you so much!


James Magbanua

AFIA President 2014

For more information about AFIA and updates on the fundraising initiatives, please contact the Association at or like us on Facebook Thank you in advance for your generous support in aid of the residents of disaster-stricken central Philippines. Please spread the word and continue to keep the Philippines in your prayers.

Thank you to the following organizations for partnering through donations and services.
Andrews University
            Andrews Academy
            Andrews Indonesian Student Initiative Society (AISIS)
            Symphony Orchestra
            Imaging Services
            Office of Development
            Office of Integrated Marketing & Communication
            Office of Student Life
            Student Association (AUSA)
            Theological Seminary, Dr. Reeve’s Gospels Class
Baguette De France, Berrien Springs
CEM Printing & Specialties
Howard Performing Arts Center
Michiana Fil-Am SDA Church
United Federal Credit Union, Berrien Springs
United Sports Apparel
Vineland Center


Total raised so far $9,400

Benefit Dinner
BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich.—On Sunday, Feb. 9, at 5 p.m., the Andrews Filipino International Association (AFIA) will hold a Many Hands One Hope benefit dinner to aid those still struggling to pull their lives together after November’s storm. Typhoon Haiyan hit the coast of the Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013, and the country still has much work to do to rebuild what the storm destroyed.  Sponsored and catered by Vineland Center, the event will take place at their venue located at 1155 Vineland Road in St. Joseph, MI. Cost is $50 ($30 with student ID; $40 for faculty/staff) and includes dinner, entertainment and a silent auction.  AFIA members, performing traditional Filipino dances, will provide the evening program. The silent auction will include items from local vendors. If you would like to contribute something for the silent auction, please contact AFIA at
All proceeds from this event will go directly to ADRA (Adventist Development & Relief Agency) International to further their work with typhoon victims in the Philippines. Anyone wishing to make tax-deductible donations directly to ADRA may do so on AFIA’s fundraising webpage,

Tickets are available at the door, but to secure your tickets please reserve by emailing

With over 250 members, AFIA is one of the largest student-led clubs on the campus of Andrews University. Founded in 1874, Andrews University is the flagship institution of higher education for the Seventh-day Adventist church and offers over 200 areas of study including advanced degrees.  Its main campus is in Berrien Springs, Mich., but the university also provides instruction at colleges and universities in over 30 countries around the world.


Silent Auction Partners
Advanced Chiropractic One Hour Massage Certificate
Andrews University A designer Tory Burch handbag
Andrews University A hand-painted decorative platter from The Clementine Hunter Collection
Andrews University, Lamson Health Club 1/2 Hour Massage (women only) Certificate
Apple Valley Market Gift Certificate
Baguette De France Gift Certificate
Bridgeman Family Dental Home Whitening Service Certificate
Brit Style Salon Gift Certificate
Cass Street Shoppe Gift Card
Continental Specialty "2 Many Hands One Hope" Personalized Hooded Sweatshirt
CrossFit Berrien On Ramp Class Certificate
Dave Sherwin Art Piece
Don's Automotive Free Oil Change
Healing Springs Chiropractic Free Adjustment and Exam
Honor Credit Union Gift Basket
Joshua Martin Studios Art Piece
Mabuhay Oriental Store Gift Basket
Maddog 5/1 Fitness Studio Yoga Classes
Melissa’s Hair Studio Gift Basket
Nikki's Cafe Gift Certificate
Simone Weithers Art Piece
United Sports Apparel Gift Certificate
Village Do It Best Hardware Bird Seeder w/bag of seeds
WAUS 90.7 FM Day Sponsorship - Your special message read 4 times
Wolf Prairie Gift Certificate
Zick’s Specialty Meats Gift Certificate


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