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FilCom Concert Aids Relief Fund

Statewide relief effort Aloha For Philippines hosts the Aloha For Philippines – Mahalo Concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 28 at Hawaii Theatre in its ongoing effort to raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

Funds raised will go to the Waipahu-based Filipino Community Center, which will in turn contribute its donations to The Consuelo Foundation. The Consuelo Foundation has agreed to match up to $2 million in aid raised by FilCom Center.

The concert, which is being produced by Emme Tomimbang, also aims to show gratitude for those who have contributed time and money to the relief effort.

The group has partnered with Hawaiian Airlines, which is the concert’s presenting sponsor.

“All of us at Hawaiian Airlines have been deeply affected by the news and images of Haiyan’s devastation,” stated Mark Dunkerley, president and chief executive officer of Hawaiian Airlines. “We appreciate the wide-ranging fundraising efforts of the Filcom Center and are honored to sponsor this benefit concert.”

During the concert, local entertainers with roots in the Visayas region of the Philippines are scheduled to perform. In the lineup are Grammy Award-winner Pauline Wilson, American Idol contestant Jasmine Trias, Broadway star Kristian Lei, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Little Albert.

Tickets for Aloha For Philippines – Mahalo Concert are $25 and $50 for reserved seats and can be purchased at hawaiitheatre.com or by calling 528-0506.

Organizations interested in sponsorship opportunities can call AJ at 543-5889.

Hawaii banks are continuing to accept donations for the relief effort until Dec. 31.

Checks must be made out to “Filipino Community Center – Aloha for Philippines” to be eligible for matching funds from Consuelo Foundation. Contributions also may be made online at filcom.org.

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