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FPFC donates to typhoon relief in the Philippines

The Fresh Produce & Floral Council has made a contribution of $10,000 through The Philippines Red Cross to support relief efforts in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

Thousands of Filipinos were killed during the storm and millions have been left homeless and without food.

In addition to providing temporary shelter, food and medical care, Red Cross teams are working in the Philippines to restore communications and other infrastructure that will speed relief efforts. The Red Cross is also aiding in search-and-rescue efforts and has established a network to help people connect with family members in the Philippines.

"This is one of the worst storms ever recorded," FPFC President Carissa Mace said regarding the council's decision to donate. "We could not ignore the devastation of an entire nation. Some of our members have family in the Philippines, but it has impacted us all, and the board decided unanimously to do what we could to help ease the suffering."

The FPFC has provided a link on the home page of its website ( for others wishing to make contributions to aid in the recovery.