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A Benefit for Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

An event to raise funds for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines will be held on Friday, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. to Midnight at the Trinity-on-Main Performance Center, 69 Main Street, New Britain. Admission is a minimum donation of $15. It will be $5 after 10:00 pm at the door only. Tickets are available at the Trinity-on-Main box office at 19 Chestnut St. (at the rear of Trinity-on-Main) and at Community Central, 117 West Main St. or on Facebook: Arts for Humanity. Advanced tickets will receive a free “Manilla Flame” signature cocktail, alcoholic or non-alcohol drink at the performance.

The event will include authentic Filipino food, a cash bar and a performance by a Filipino Rondalla (stringed musical group) at 8 p.m. DJ SunOne will be spinning dance tunes from 8:30 to 10 p.m. and local rock bands, including DemoGods, will perform from 10 p.m. to Midnight. A silent auction will feature tropical themed artwork by local artists.

On November 8, 2013, the most powerful storm on record hit the eastern seacoast of the Philippines leaving a scene of destruction and despair. Thousands of lives were lost and many are still missing. Assistance from the international community is under way.

The proceeds from the Arts for Humanity event will benefit The Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation’s “Adopt a Fisherman” program, Philippine-American Association of Connecticut (PAAC)’s educational scholarship and medical mission efforts, the Build-A-Shelter program of the Friends of PhilCom, and the Philippine Jesuits Foundation. According to Hannah Hurwitz, one of the event organizers, “These charities were selected because the money will go directly to the victims, minimizing administrative expenses.”

The event is being sponsored by The Philippine-American Association of Connecticut, Inc., Central Connecticut State University and Community Central, the New Britain Artists’ CO-OP, The Greater New Britain Arts Alliance, Bristol Artist Group, and local artists. For more information or to order tickets, visit the event Facebook page (Arts for Humanity) or contact Hannah Hurwitz at Community Central, 203- 843-2121, or email: hannahhurwitz@mail.ccsu.edu