By: Adriana Pérez H.
(NOV 17TH) Apl.de.Ap made a stop of his “Going Out Tour”, to perform a benefit show in Phuket, Thailand at Xana Beach Club. All money raised at the event went to the victims of the Typhoon Haiyan.
According to PhuketNews.com, the event raised B121,800 at the door. Matching funds were also donated by the group’s CSR division, Banyan Tree Global Foundation (BTGF,) to raise the overall contribution for victims of the Philippines disaster to B243,600.
The event was also supported by Inspired Events Phuket, who donated the sound equipment of the night. Phuket-based DJ Kensho warmed up for apl.de.ap, who performed a post-sunset set to an excited crowd on Bangtao Beach.
All funds raised for the event went to Give2Asia, a charity that joined to Apl.de.ap Foundation to raise money online for the victims.
“I like to go with organizations that I feel are hands-on. I feel like when I give, it’s not lost in the system, I’ve been working with Give2Asia for a while now with the Apl.de.Ap Foundation”, explained Apl to PhuketGazette website.
“I thought we [Filipinos] were tough, until this happened. Like I’ve never seen this magnitude of people really starving for days, waiting to get help, “So we are strong, but… we aren’t superhuman. People need food. In a matter of hours… not days.” – JUST GIVE BACK!
If you want to help our brothers and sisters of The Philippines through Apl.de.ap Foundation, check the foundation facebook page for daily relief events updates and ways to make donations from any part of the world.