Typhoon Victims: St. George’s Prep Raise $1620

November 27, 2013

The children and staff of St. George’s Preparatory school recently took part in several fundraisers for the Philippines, raising a total of $1,620 to go towards relief efforts in that country following the destruction wrought by Typhoon Haiyan.


The devastation in the Philippines directly impacted one of the students’ families and the school rallied to give $500 in direct aid to assist them. Nineteen members of the family were in the worst hit area of Tacloban, including one of the school’s former students.

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That victim’s brother, a current student at St. George’s Prep, had been in the Philippines just a week before Typhoon Haiyan hit. Thankfully, the family members are now all safe, although they have lost their homes and possessions.

Mr. Prevendido of the Association of Filipinos in Bermuda received a cheque from the school on behalf of the association. Many of the staff and parents were moved to tears at the kindness involved in raising the money.


While the children enjoyed taking part in bake sales, car washes, and a two-day pajama party in order to raise the funds, they also understood the reasons behind the fundraiser, making the school’s efforts both charitable and educational.

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  1. sage says:

    Nice work youngsters.

  2. Nuffin but da Truth says:

    I’m always curious how much of any money raised actually gets to these people.

    • Nuffin but da Truth says:

      I wonder why anyone would tick off the DISLIKE box as 3 already have done…unless they have some ulterior motive for this.

      • Tommy Chong says:

        They’re probably ones who have blind faith towards charities & feel insulted when these questions come up. Back in the day I remember one of my relatives being so angry when I’d questioned Jim & Tammy Bakker’s sincerity.

  3. It'stheTruth says:

    As far as the Filipino Association is concerned, 100% of the proceeds go to those where the funds are intended for. They have proper accounting and full disclosure to the public of all funds donated.

    • Tommy Chong says:

      Do part of the funds go to Operation Blessing founded by Pat Robertson?

      • It'stheTruth says:

        Pat Robertson is not in the Philippines – he is not a recipient of the funds. It is Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines who will accept and use the funds for the rehabilitation of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.