Local restaurant Dirty Birds Bar and Grill will donate 20% of its sales to help Taal Volcano eruption victims in the Philippines.
City Councilmember Chris Cate and Dirty Birds Owner Noli Zosa teamed up to hold fundraising efforts to raise money for evacuees who were affected by the recent volcano eruptions.
Many of more than 200,000 thousand Filipinos in San Diego have friends and relatives affected by the Taal Volcano’s ashfall and continuous unrest.
Taal Volcano erupted on January 12 and is still in Alert Level 4, which means it could have a hazardous explosion within days.
Dirty Birds to donate 20% of sales to Taal Volcano victims
Dirty Birds partnered with Gawad Kalinga USA.
According to Kusi News, “starting from 11 a.m. Wednesday until it closes at midnight, all Dirty Birds locations joined City Councilmember Chris Cate and San Diego’s Filipino community to raise money for the Taal volcano relief efforts.”
The restaurant, which has four locations in San Diego County, will donate 20 percent of the day’s sales to Gawad Kalinga.
Gawad Kalinga is Philippine poverty alleviation and nation-building movement known officially as the Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation. Its mission is to end poverty for 5 million families by 2024.
Professional skateboarder Willy Santos also leads the fundraising event.
“The poverty is just…like you wouldn’t believe it,” Santos said. “You see it on tv, but when you’re actually there, it’s like oh my goodness, people live like this?”