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by Christina Calloway, PNT senior writer

It’s been hard for Barbara Layog to see destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the country she grew up in.

Layog moved from the Philippines to Roosevelt County about nine years ago. The 34-year-old physical therapist at Roosevelt General Hospital said she’s noticed a similarity in cultures between her Filipino heritage and that of Americans in that they are willing to give when others are in need.

Layog partnered with the local Filipino community and her employer to raise more than $1,000 Tuesday from a food sale that featured Filipino fare.

Layog said the money will go to sending bread, rice and other foods to victims of the typhoon. Click here to read the full article...