Kaladi Brothers receives more than $15,000 in donations
ANCHORAGE – Small towns across the Philippines are starting to rebuild a week after the storm hit.
Here in Alaska, coffee lovers are pitching in and helping out those in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
After the storm hit the Philippines, Kaladi Brothers Coffee set up donation sites at a few of its locations and at New Sagaya Midtown. The local coffee chain received more than $15,000 from people who donated everything from pocket change to big checks. New Sagaya also matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000.
Kaladi’s CEO says he’s very impressed by the customers’ concern.
“Completely amazed of all of our customer support up to this point,” said CEO Dale Tran. “Customers are coming in, you know, dropping little change to big checks, and we’re very pleased with the effort so far.”
If you can’t make it to Kaladi’s to donate, you can go online to Catholic Relief Services to make a contribution.
Editor’s Note: This story origanally did not include the contribution from New Sagaya. It has since been updated.