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Help for the Philippines

Humanitarian aid organizations and Filipino-Americans rush to send aid to typhoon victims. Chris Clackum reports.
Humanitarian aid organizations and Filipino-Americans rush to send aid to typhoon victims.  Chris Clackum reports.

U.S. Marines arriving in the Philippines Monday delivered the first wave of official American aid and assistance for victims of Typhoon Haiyan, but before their planes landed relief efforts in dozens of U.S. cities were well underway.

A 5k charity walk in Los Angeles over the weekend raised money to buy food and water.

A similar fundraising walk in New York's Central Park was impromptu, but effective.

"We know people from that area. It's really sad to see that whole area just flattened by the storm," said volunteer Arland Macasieb.

The Red Cross office in Philadelphia is offering a service called "family tracing" allowing local Filipinos to contact loved ones in the typhoon ravaged areas.

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