Some people from the Philippines now living in Greenville are planning a benefit for later this week because their loved ones were in the path of Typhoon Haiyan.
Filipino-Americans Jane Yap-Ewican and Marvin Casino now live in Greenville and both had family in the path of the typhoon.
Yap-Ewican says, "The first thing that popped in my mind was where will it hit."
Casino says, "A category 5 -- with 195 mph wind -- and that's basically -- would destroy anything in its path. With that category and that wind gust there's nowhere you can hide. There's not much big structures they can put themselves in safety."
Fortunately both of their immediate families were not in the bulls-eye of the storm and sustained far less damage than the destruction seen in Tacloban and many of the thousands of islands that make up the country.
Yap-Ewican says they wanted to help so they decided to have a food plate sale at St. Gabriel's Church in Greenville this weekend with money being sent for relief efforts.
Saturday's Filipino food benefit will be held Saturday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and then again on Sunday from 10:30 am to 1:30 p.m. at St. Gabriel's Church on Dickinson Avenue in Greenville. Plates will be $8.00.