[box type=”default” size=”large”] Money raised in fund campaign for quake victims in Bohol [/box]The Jedathun Boholano Singing Priests received $10,000 from the Filamcco Foundation during the religious group’s concert held in the evening of Aug. 8, 2014 at the Saint Scholastica church in Detroit.
The $10,000 was raised by the Filamcco Foundation through a fund drive it launched in October last year shortly after an Intensity 7 earthquake jolted Bohol Province, Philippines and destroyed many buildings, including centuries-old churches.
The concert staged in Detroit by the Boholano Singing Priests was intended to raise funds for the repair of the destroyed churches in Bohol.
Dr. Ernestina Mac, Filamcco Foundation president, handed over the $10,000 check to Monsignor Albert Uy, leader of the singing priests, and Fr. John Camacho before the start of the concert.
At the end of the concert which was described as “superb,” Mac and former Filamcco Foundation president Becky Tungol presented a big facsimile of the $10,000 check to Monsignor Uy.
Mac said that the priests’ group was given a blanket authority to use the donated funds for whatever projects it deems most beneficial to their parishioners.
The group was most grateful to the foundation’s donation, Mac said. “We made sure the priests know that the money was donated by kind-hearted Filipinos in Michigan, including many who were in the audience. She thanked the audience for their generosity and support for the fund campaign.
The turnover of the money raised for the victims of the earthquake in Bohol was delayed because the Filamcco Foundation had to conduct immediately another big fund drive, this time for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda that slammed the Visayas on Nov. 8, 2013.
The singing priests also staged a concert on Aug. 7 in Lansing, Michigan.
The Detroit concert was coordinated by the Kapulongan ng mga Katolikong Pilipino sa Michigan (KKPM) headed by Billie Belen.
It was learned that singing priests generated some $25,000 from the two concerts.