Typhoon damages felt by Tucsonans who grew up there

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The damages from a typhoonthat hit the Philippines are being felt here in Tucson, by residents who live inthe Old Pueblo now, but grew up in the Philippines.

It is hard enough forthose without relatives to see the video coming out of the Philippines, butimagine what it is like for those who grew up there.

A priest at Tucson's St.Joseph Catholic Church, Father Ricky Ordonez, has family in thePhilippines.  He says it has been toughto watch the coverage from thousands of miles away.  Luckily Father Ordonez's family is fine andtheir homes have suffered minimal damage.

Father Ordonez is also oneof the leaders of the Filipino community in Tucson.  He will be hosting a mass next Wednesday,November 20 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church (near Craycroft andBroadway). Money from the collection during the mass will be donated to thevictims of the storm.

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