Patti Austin Appeals to Her Fans to Help Typhoon Haiyan Victims in the Philippines

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Acclaimed singer songwriter, Patti Austin, launches a page on her website highlighting ways to support the Filipino victims of typhoon Haiyan (also known as Yolanda in the Philippines).

My heart was broken watching the devastation on the land and its people. I could not possibly imagine the pain and misery that the typhoon victims had to endure. I knew there was something I could do to help.

Grammy Award winner Patti Austin rallies her worldwide fans through Facebook, Twitter and a newly launched page on her website. Dedicated to the support of typhoon Haiyan victims, the website and social media properties will provide a place for supporters to find reputable organizations with which to funnel aid. Having fallen in love with the culture and its people last September while in the locale for a series of shows, the Philippines has indeed become a second home for the star. She said of her web outreach, “My heart was broken watching the devastation on the land and its people. I could not possibly imagine the pain and misery that the typhoon victims had to endure. I knew there was something I could do to help. At the very least, I could bring attention to the critical need for clean water, food, blankets, tents, medicine, and other necessities for survival. By our show of support, we give our brothers and sisters hope to hang on to life.”

Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Yolanda, was a Category 5 storm that hit the Philippines during the first week of November causing widespread destruction. To date, the storm is the second-deadliest Philippine typhoon on record with the loss of thousands of lives and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of families. Thankfully, an appeal for kindness for the people of the area is just as widespread. The website page launched by Austin and her team endeavors to help visitors connect with international and local organizations that have reputable relief efforts and underlines how support can be given to them. The web page also highlights the latest information about ongoing relief efforts and stories from affected areas. Lastly, the web page is a resource for visitors to report a missing person.

Patti Austin is a Grammy Award winner who has made 17 solo albums. The singer, songwriter and vocalist has performed her award-nominated hit songs on the GRAMMYS® and the Oscars and is a mainstay on the Billboard Jazz Albums charts. Austin’s dedication to her craft, as well as social issues and mentoring, is obvious in the co-creation of the Over My Shoulder mentoring foundation. Additionally, her organization called Blue Movement brings awareness to domestic violence.

For more information, visit http://pattiaustin.com.

To help Haiyan victims, visit http://pattiaustin.com/help-haiyan-victims.

To connect with Austin on Facebook and Twitter, click on http://www.facebook.com/PattiAustinMusic and http://twitter.com/pattiaustin respectively.

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