Donations support typhoon victims

Local fundraising will provide much-needed direct support to friends and family in the Philippines.

Earl Lehmann was on hand last Saturday at the Bored Room Bistro in Midway to bring awareness and raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

Midway resident Earl Lehmann gave up his afternoon last Saturday to raise awareness and funds to help meet the needs of Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines.

Spread out in front of him at his table in the Bored Room Bistro were photos and maps of the island of Simara, where Lehmann spent a month earlier this year working on their water system, housing and with the medical team. He plans on going back again. A collection jar was also on the table with all donations to be sent through the Greenwood Evangel Chapel to the Four Square Church on Simara.

Lehmann later told the Times that several local Philippine ex pats stopped by to share stories.

He was also spreading the word about another upcoming opportunity to directly help as BCSS students Thinh Atkinson and Anna Danyluk— with the support of the Midway Community Club and the Girl Guides —will be serving a dinner on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Midway Community Hall.

Proceeds will go to the family of Elnora Faminoff, who reports that her family is safe but they lost literally everything in the typhoon. “So circle the date to remind yourself that on Dec. 7 your dinner will be ready for you at the Midway Community Hall,” said Lehmann.