A local branch of the Iglesia Ni Cristo church -- headquartered in the Philippines and serving a large proportion of the Filipino diaspora worldwide -- has been asking congregants to donate money to a special global fund to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Typhoon Yolanda.
The church, founded by Philippines native Felix Y. Manalo, has a branch in Mountain View, located at 1880 California St. According to Ernel Cabanero, a spokesman for the local congregation, said many locals who attend are Filipino and have family in the Philippines. However, Cabanero added, he has heard of no one with family directly impacted by the latest natural disaster.
Money collected by the church will be funneled into the Felix Y. Manalo Foundation and distributed to aid victims of the disaster.