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Fil-Am Spearheads California School to Help Sendong Victims

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from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Elementary School in Newhall, California

When Vladimir Villapando heard about the devastating typhoon that struck southern Philippines in December, he knew he needed to do something.

“It hit close to home,” said Villapando, who grew up in the Philippines before immigrating to the United States.

So he looked to his school, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Newhall, where he serves as athletic director and spearheaded a donation drive.

And the private Catholic school stepped up: families gathered nearly 20 boxes of clothes, three boxes of shoes, two boxes of school supplies, three boxes of toiletries and toys and 14 cases of canned goods.

Read more at The Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Photo from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Elementary School in Newhall, California

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