Kern County businesses collecting donations for friends, family in the Philippines

The community is devastated but the support is undeniable.

"We need help badly. People are dying and suffering," a Delano resident, said.

Filipino businesses in Delano are teaming together to connect locals to their friends and families in the Philippines who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

At A and J Seafood, business owner Eva Arellano returned from the Philippines Tuesday night. She was shocked by what she saw and heard.

"It's sad and it's frustrating because the help wasn't there right away and people were crying because there's no food, there's no water and dead bodies were everywhere," Arellano said.

LBC Express is also doing their part by shipping packages overnight to families for free.

"Right now, there are a lot of people calling us here for the free donations," Myrna Cabanban, an LBC employee, said.

Just down the street, Nanay's restaurant is collaborating with the Red Cross to collect donations and offer support.

If you would like to help, the following organizations are accepting donations:

-Philippine Red Cross
-UNICEF
-Save the children and world food program

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