Fundraiser nets big bucks for Typhoon Haiyan relief


By Derrick Perkins (File photo)

Area children with ties to the local Filipino community organized a fundraiser for Typhoon Haiyan relief earlier this month, raising $10,066 for the American Red Cross.

Joining forces with The Potomack Co., an Old Town-based auction house, the youngsters held an estate sale January 18. Despite the bitterly cold weather, bargain hunters lined up for a chance at landing one of the many antiques, paintings and other goods donated by local consignors and Potomack Co. staff.

“After hearing of the suffering in the Philippines, this is the very least we could do,” said Carter Holland, a 17-year-old student at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes High School.

Their efforts earned the appreciation of Jessica Adams, community executive of the Alexandria and Arlington chapters of the American Red Cross.

“The American Red Cross extends its deepest thanks and appreciation to The Potomack Co. … and all of the students who organized this tremendous sale to benefit those impacted by Typhoon Haiyan,” she said.