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Updated: 11/14/2013 08:00:04AM

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SUN PHOTO BY BRENDA BARBOSA

Volunteers from the Filipino-American Association of Charlotte County Wednesday sort through clothing donations for typhoon victims in the Philippines at Wendell Hizon's physical therapy office, Rehab 1 of Charlotte County in Port Charlotte.
Association vice president Hizon (second from left) said local relief efforts are underway to assist victims with medical supplies and aid. Hizon's uncle, Charlotte County doctor and businessman Mark Asperilla, was in the Philippines when the typhoon hit. He is fine and on his way back to Charlotte County.

SUN PHOTO BY BRENDA BARBOSA

Members and volunteers from the Filipino-American Association of Charlotte County and the Crossover Christian Fellowship Church in Port Charlotte gather at Shine Physical Therapy office in Port Charlotte to set up of donation boxes for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

By BRENDA BARBOSA

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Amado Jesus — “Jess,” as his friends call him — Cendana can’t bear to watch the images of ruin wrought by Typhoon Haiyan on his native Philippines without getting overwhelmed.

Though none of his relatives was directly affected, the emotional impact of the devastation is indelible.

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