HFPA Donates $100,000 to Philippines Relief Efforts

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HFPA's Theo Kingma

The recipient will be a United Nations Children's Fund branch.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is donating $100,000 to Philippines typhoon recovery efforts, the organization said Wednesday.

"The residents of the Philippines have suffered through a horrible tragedy and the HFPA, which has always supported charitable causes, is happy to donate the sum of $100,000 to assist in the efforts to bring aid to the devastated areas," said HFPA president Theo Kingma in a statement.

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The money will be donated to the United Nations Children's Fund Philippines branch, which has helped provide water, medical equipment and supplies to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which swept the area earlier this month.

On Tuesday, UNICEF Philippines had launched an awareness campaign featuring Rihanna that encouraged further donations to the organization to provide for children in need. 

Philippine officials told the Associated Press on Nov. 22 that the death toll from the typhoon had risen to more than 5,000.