Pinoy Relief held in New York City was so far the biggest benefit concert for Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) survivors. The said event aims to provide assistance to the people of the areas devastated by Typhoon Yolanda in November last year, which was supported by Filipino, American and Filipino-American celebrities.
Created in 2013 in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda, Pinoy Relief was formed to generate awareness, raise funds and create sustainable recovery programs for the victims and communities affected by the super typhoon.
Among those who performed in the concert, held at the Madison Square Garden, were Jennifer Hudson, Charice Pempengco, Jessica Sanchez, Plain White T's and the Pentatonix.
Other celebrities who served as hosts were Filipino-American apl.de.ap of Black Eyed Peas, Fil-Am actor Dante Basco and Fil-Am composer Robert Lopez and wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez.
The Lopezes recently won the Oscars for Best Original Song with “Let It Go,” from the movie Frozen.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of the TV show The Dr. Oz Show, also graced the occasion and encouraged the audience to also lend a helping hand.
Joan said, “My real estate Associate located in Israel was a generous donator to this worthwhile cause, but I was the one able to attend the Benefit. The Nyc's Madison Square Garden and the entertainers created a spectacular event and gave media coverage for outsiders to understand and appreciate the continued needs of the Philippines after Typhoon.”
The company, Manhattan Boutique Real Estate, made a smaller contribution and wanted give #pinoyrelief a well deserved shout out! We are so impressed that #pinoyrelief has been able to quickly get fishing boats, schools and some houses rebuilt so communities could continue to get back to normal.” She added.