Bethel Filipinos Reach Out to Families in Typhoon

The small Filipino population in Bethel is reaching out to family back home following the deadly typhoon that left scores of people dead.

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by Associated Press

BETHEL- The small Filipino population in Bethel is reaching out to family back home following the deadly typhoon that left scores of people dead.

A relief fundraiser for people affected by the typhoon is scheduled to be held between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Catholic Social Hall in Bethel.
Guada Thatcher is among 30 Filipinos who call Bethel home. She says her father died in the storm when it collapsed his Bantayun Island house of on top of him.
Thatcher says her father died a hero because he saved her stepmother's life.
Glenda Swope's family survived when the typhoon hit Cebu Province. She says she could hear the typhoon on the phone with her sister, and it sounded like a jet.

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