EDISON - Several relief efforts are underway across New Jersey to aid the victims of the typhoon that has devastated parts of the Philippines.
JERSEY CITY - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and City Council President Rolando Lavarro Jr. will host the event on Thursday night at Porto Lounge. A representative from the American Red Cross will collect checks that will be used for the relief effort. Donation boxes are going up at businesses throughout Jersey City's Filipino neighborhood, which is home to about 16,000 of New Jersey's estimated 100,000 Filipinos
AT&T CUSTOMERS - Effective November 8, and continuing through November 30, AT&T wireless postpaid customers will not be charged for International long distance usage for calls and text messages placed from an AT&T wireless number in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S.V.I. to the Philippines. For any of the above activity, customers will see no charges reflected on their monthly statement for the period November 8 through November 30, 2013.
AT&T wireless customers can text “AID” to the short codes listed below to give a $10 donation to help with disaster support efforts in the area. No text message fees apply.
* Text AID to 50555 to give a $10 donation to Operation USA
* Text AID to 80077 to give $10 to HOPE Worldwide
* Text AID to 27722 to give $10 to World Food Program USA
* Text AID to 80108 to give $10 The mGive Foundation Philippines Typhoon Relief Fund (U.S .State Dept Campaign)