- Associated Press - Saturday, December 13, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Members of the Filipino community in central Illinois are working to help the country recover from a pair of powerful typhoons.

Teddy Amoloza is a native of the Philippines and professor at Illinois Wesleyan University. He says he was worried when he heard about Typhoon Hagupit, which killed 21 people after striking earlier this month. Amoloza says he knew that many victims were still recovering from last year’s monster Typhoon Haiyan, which left more than 7,300 people dead or missing and a massive trail of destruction.

The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports (https://bit.ly/1INfXjw ) that the Bloomington-Normal area has contribution about $12,800 to the effort to help the Philippines. About $8,500 of that money has come from the cities’ Filipino community and about $4,200 from Illinois Wesleyan University students and staff.

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Information from: The Pantagraph, https://www.pantagraph.com

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