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University Health raises money to help Philippines in wake of disaster

(AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File). FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 file photo, survivors look up at a military C-130 plane as it arrives at typhoon-ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File). FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 file photo, survivors look up at a military C-130 plane as it arrives at typhoon-ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Physicians and staff at University Health in Shreveport are stepping up to raise money to help the people of the Philippines after deadly Typhoon Haiyan made landfall last Friday.

According to a statement released by the hospital Wednesday afternoon, over 400 families of Filipino descent reside in Northwest Louisiana, many of whom work at University Health.

"We deeply appreciate the efforts of the University Health family to provide relief to the people of the Philippines who have suffered substantial loss of life and property in the wake of the devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan," said Dr. Rosario Riel-Romero, a Philippine native and Pediatric Neurologist at University Health. "This tragedy affected millions of people. On behalf of the Filipino community, I thank you for all your help in our time of despair and great need."

University Health is calling upon community members to join in the relief efforts. Cash donations or checks payable to the American Red Cross are being accepted through December 31 by Hospital Administration Room #E1-20, 1541 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71103.

Credit card donations can be made directly to the Red Cross by clicking here.
Please list University Health when making an online donation.

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