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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
"Kokua for the Philippines," a Hawaii-based radio, television and Internet benefit concert for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, is set for Sunday, Dec. 15 from noon to 5 p.m.
The event, staged by Clear Channel Media + Entertainment Hawaii and Oceanic Time Warner Cable, will take place at the Great Lawn at Hilton Hawaiian Village.
The concert will be broadcasted live on local radio and television stations, and via the Internet. The event can also be heard on mobile devices by downloading the iHeartRadio app.
Proceeds from the phone bank and on-site gifts will be donated to the American Red Cross for disaster relief. Gifts designated to other non-profit organizations supporting the relief effort also can be accepted and their contributions will be included in the overall event total.
"The people of Hawaii are so intertwined with our Pacific neighbors in the Philippines, that stepping up and supporting them during this time of great need is simply the right thing to do," said Chuck Cotton, Vice President and General Manager of Clear Channel Media + Entertainment/Hawaii. "Some of Hawaii's top entertainers will be coming together for an afternoon of songs, laughter and inspiration."
"The people of the Philippines continue to be in our thoughts and prayers," said Bob Barlow, President of Oceanic Time Warner Cable. "We're so pleased to be involved in an event such as this that will bring together the people of Hawaii to raise much-needed funds for the typhoon victims."