Bayanihan — a Philippine term to denote a community coming to work together towards a specific goal. Bayani — it means hero in Filipino. On November 16, 2013 our local community came together for bayanihan to become bayani to the people of the Philippines most affected by the catastrophic typhoon Haiyan. A simple question posed on a Facebook group only 7 days prior — “What can we do to help?” — turned into a community gathering of over 200 attendees that raised over $7500. All of which are going towards relief efforts in the areas most affected by the typhoon.
We offer our heartfelt thanks to the following individuals and establishments: Fr. Roger Bergkamp (OMI), Ms. Marlys Verba, Jana Whitmore, Kathy Horn, Patty Bradley, Bill and Coca Cola of the Kenai, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Soldotna, Sweeney’s, Renewal Skin Care, Sassy Boutique, Grand Burrito Mexican Restaurant, Don Jose’s Restaurant, Mykel’s & Soldotna Inn, Curves, King Salmon Restaurant, Pizza Boys, AK Reel Café, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Beemun’s, Sweeney’s, Soldotna Little League, Autozone, Rugbones Flooring, Sterling Candle Lady, Sandy & Joanie Hawkins, Kikay Fashion Botique, Cheyenne Stettler, Oilers Bingo, Soldotna Trustworthy & Hardware, Spenard Builders Supply, Kaladi Brothers.
And many more who have given donations, their time, their prayers and their positive thoughts, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Maraming salamat sa inyo (Thank you to all).
With humble spirits and grateful hearts,
The Filipino-American community of Kenai and Soldotna