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San Diego restaurant chain Dirty Birds raising money for Philippines following Taal Volcano eruption

Posted at 8:32 AM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 12:15:40-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A San Diego restaurant chain is raising money to help people in the Philippines affected by a devastating volcanic eruption.

On Jan. 12, the Taal Volcano on the Philippines’ island of Luzon erupted, sending ash and steam into the air and forcing evacuations in the immediate area. The eruption also impacted Filipinos in the capital city of Manila, located about 30 miles north of the volcano.

On Wednesday, starting from 11 a.m. until closing, all Dirty Birds restaurants in San Diego will donate 20 percent of the day’s sales to the nonprofit group Gawad Kalinga in support of volcano relief.

San Diego City Councilman Chris Cate and other Filipino community members and groups are working together on the relief effort.

In a press release, Cate stated: “My family is from this area of the Philippines. I am proud to partner with Dirty Birds restaurants and Gawad Kalinga to help raise funds for Filipinos in need."

Dirty Birds restaurants are located in:

-- Pacific Beach, 4656 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109
-- College Area, 6499 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92115
-- Liberty Station, 2970 Truxtun Road, #9, San Diego, CA 92106
-- Ocean Beach, 1929 Cable Street, San Diego, CA 92107