Bukidnon Online (http://www.BukidnonOnline.com) – Your Bukidnon Community blog in cooperation with the Malaybalay’s Finest Artists (MAFIA) group successfully conducted its fundraiser for the benefit of the victims of Tropical Storm Ondoy (international code name: Ketsana) last September 30, 2009 at Escoto Store, Barangay 2 (fronting Belyca Badminton Court), Magsaysay Street, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.
The organizers were able to raise P1,500.00 during the roughly 6 hour-event.
Bukidnon Online, on the other hand, true to its commitment of using the power of technology to try and spur change, matched the said amount.
Hence, the total amount raised during that Wednesday fundraiser was P3,000.00
The full amount was duly turned over to the Red Cross – Bukidnon chapter. Seen in this photo, which was taken by Mindanaoan, is Red Cross Bukidnon Chapter OIC Jocelyn Daroy giving the official receipt to MAFIA president Erik Dave Beltran.
During the event, various MAFIA bands performed for free. Hundreds of people came all through the night but the largest delegation came from Bukidnon State University – specifically the students under the mentorship of Reina, a Malaybalayan.
Bukidnon Online and MAFIA would like to thank ASTERISK Events and Communications, www.Mindanaoan.com, San Miguel Beer (Walang Katulad!), MGM Mountain Resort (Maramag, Bukidnon) and students of Bukidnon State University under the mentorship of Malaybalayan. Thank you to Rey and Lyn of Rey’s Grill and BBQ for the support as well.
Hopefully, other organizations or groups (or even small barkadas!) will be inspired to do something similiar in the very near future. Please don’t hesitate to CONTACT BUKIDNON ONLINE if you need help in organizing your fundraiser. We’d be happy to help you out! (MISA/Bukidnon Online)