Andrews Filipino Intl. Association
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!
AFIA President 2014
For more information about AFIA and updates on the fundraising initiatives, please contact the Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/auafia 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 Indonesian Student Initiative Society (AISIS)
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
Total raised so far $9,400
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 email@example.com.
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, andrews.edu/go/afia.
Tickets are available at the door, but to secure your tickets please reserve by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|