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Parsippany Family Ships 100 Boxes for Philippine Typhoon Relief

Before the donation drive started at 9 a.m., 'there were a few cars lined up with people ready to drop off their donations.'

The Philippine Typhoon Relief crew (Credit: Catherine Paraan)
The Philippine Typhoon Relief crew (Credit: Catherine Paraan)
More than 100 boxes of donated items were packed up and shipped off for the Philippine Typhoon Relief after a successful donation drive by a Parsippany family at the St. Peter the Apostle Church.

After Super typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines claimed thousands of lives and left millions displaced, three Parsippany brothers were inspired to give back. 

The Paraan brothers, Jeremy, Dominic and Nicholas brought their idea of having a donation drive to fruition with help from their church St. Peter the Apostle Church. 

They collected  clothing, food, supplies and more this past Saturday to ship over to the Philippines. 

"Our drive was an overwhelming success with hundreds of bags of donations collected," said their mother, Catherine Paraan. "So much was donated that we ended up having to rent a U-haul truck. Before the drive even started at 9 a.m., there were a few cars lined up with people ready to drop off their donations.  Just so humbling to see the outpouring of support and generosity of friends, neighbors and family."

The Philippine Typhoon Relief crew, "young and old — everyone pitched in and helped to load the truck.  A total of 108 boxes with desperately needed clothing, shoes, towels, medical supplies and canned food are en route to the Philippines."

Shipping company, RDR Cargo Express, offered to ship donations for free to the Philippines. 

The Paraans have family in the Philippines, but all their relatives are safe and only suffered structural damage to their homes. 

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