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Typhoon Relief Volunteers Need Money to Ship Goods

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RICHMOND (WRIC) - It's been weeks since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, but people are still struggling because they don't even have the basics.

Two local missionaries were in the Philippines when the storm hit, but even before they made it back to the U.S., their daughters started collecting items.

"A lot of people are coming in after work," said Tiffanie Inocencio. "And are just trying to pack to meet the deadlines."

All Jewelle Marcelino and her sister Tiffanie had to do was ask and the donations started rolling in. From 40 boxes of sheets from MCV to more than 17,000 t-shirts from Sweet Frog, many businesses, family and friends helped out - including a self-storage facility on Broad Street.

These two sisters collected thousands of items, but now they've run out of money to ship them.

The volunteers need about $8,500 to ship the boxes by Friday.

They hope people will step-in to help so the boxes won't just sit there.

"There is a lot of dead bodies around that still have not been picked up and haven't been cared for," she said. "There are a lot of people that still need aid, so they really need our help."

If you would like to donate some money so they can ship those boxes, click here: http://www.gofundme.com/typhoonshippingdonations

 

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