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Northern Nevadans to walk for Philippines typhoon victims

By ThisIsReno


Northern Nevada students and others are holding a “Walk for Philippines Typhoon Victims” at the University of Nevada, Reno on Nov. 24 in support of the victims of the deadly super-typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

The event is being organized by GienieMae Camacho Oquendo, who heads “Nevadans Helping Philippines Typhoon Victims,” and backed by religious statesman Rajan Zed. Various campus and off-campus organizations are supporting the walk.

Walkers will start at the Joe Crowley Student Union at 10 a.m. A condolence book will be available for the public to sign at the start of the walk, which will begin with lighting a lamp and an invocation by Zed, who is president of the Universal Society of Hinduism.

Walkers, who are being requested to wear white T-shirts, will go through the UNR campus and along Virginia Street.

Organizers will be reaching out for contributions.

About a dozen relatives of Oquendo, who was born in Sapian in the Capiz province of Philippines, are affected by this typhoon. Until recently, she was a senator in the student government of Truckee Meadows Community College. She is now a freshman at UNR.