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CITY OF ANAHEIM ENCOURAGES CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF SUPER TYPHOON HAIYAN
ANAHEIM, CA – (November 18, 2013) City of Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait offered the following statement for continued support of residents in the Philippines affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.
“The images we have seen and reports published following Super Typhoon Haiyan are heartbreaking and devastating, and on behalf of my Council colleagues and the entire city, our thoughts and prayers go to the men, women and children in the Philippines affected by this natural disaster,” said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. “Anaheim is a city of kindness, and when we see others in need, we want to help. Our friends in the Philippines have many challenges ahead of them, but with the help of others – such as ourselves here in Anaheim – they can begin to heal. For anyone able and willing to help, I encourage you to do so. My Council colleagues and I thank you.”
For your consideration, the American Red Cross is one such organization offering services and goods to those affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.
For more information on the City of Anaheim and to learn about the City’s Kindness initiatives, please visit www.anaheim.net.
ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 346,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.6 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.