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Concert Fundraiser Held in Rochester

Updated: 12/15/2013 10:42 PM
Created: 12/15/2013 9:33 PM KAALtv.com
By: Sean Boswell

(ABC 6 News) -- It's been more a month since typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippines. Sunday, RCTC held a concert to help those who've survived.

"We are an 80 member medical mission group going to Samar and we are expecting to provide care to about 8,000 to 10,000 patients there," said Maria Lapid, with the PMMA.

Lapid moved to Rochester 15 years ago from the Philippines. She says her family is fine, but knows people impacted by the storm.

"We’re very happy to be here and we're very grateful to all of the people who are providing their support and giving us a chance to help our people in our home country," said Lapid.

The PMMA will provide free medical, surgical and dental care to all typhoon victims. They will also provide relief goods to those who badly need it.

"We're not giving money or giving out food, but in any little way that we can contribute and show our support, yes we will," said Children’s Generation, a church group that performed at the concert.

The PMMA mission will be in February. The non-profit has already raised $9,000 to help typhoon victims. The group provides care every other year in the Philippines. All proceeds from the concert are going towards the mission.