Weaver’s Orchard Raises Funds for Victims of Typhoon Haiyan
Feb 28, 2014 01:02AM
Through Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian humanitarian organization, Weaver’s Orchard, in Morgantown, donated 5 percent of its retail sales from December 16 to 31 to relief efforts for victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which made landfall in the Philippines in November. With the help of its customers, who also contributed independently, Weaver’s Orchard has raised $3,709—74 percent of the $5,000 goal. Anyone that would like to donate or learn more can visit WeaversOrchard.com or Tinyurl.com/WO-Philippines.
Ed Weaver, president of Weaver’s Orchard, decided to launch the fundraiser after a discussion with Naneth Castner, a bakery employee who is from the Philippines. A letter relating accounts of Castner’s family and hometown are available on the website’s donation page.
“There is still work to be done,” states Castner. Her father lost all of his crops, her aunts and uncles lost their homes and many of her friends’ businesses were completely destroyed. Some of them weren’t able to receive initial aid because they were located in the mountainous regions just beyond the ground zero zone in Tacloban. Relief efforts such as the Weaver’s Orchard fundraiser will help people affected by Haiyan to begin the long process of rebuilding their homes and their lives.
For more information, call 484-886-6976 or email [email protected]