Philippine-American Association of Madison & Neighboring Areas

Help a Kababayan in Need!

Saturday, March 31, 2018 7:18 PM | Marechiel Santos-Lang (Administrator)

Single mom with two young children lost home in Beaver Dam from chemical explosion

PAMANA has been requested to extend financial assistance to Jinky Couch, a single mom and her two young children who used to live in an apartment that had a chemical explosion in one of the units they lived in, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on March 5, 2018. The fire department burned the remainder of the whole apartment building on March 14, 2018 for safety reasons.  Jinky’s family is physically okay but all of their items in the house were all gone. Residents were not allowed to retrieve any of their belongings out of their units. Jinky and her children are dependent on the help of her friends.


Jinky is originally from Bulacan and came to the USA in 2012.   Jinky’s two kids are 15 and 4 months old.  Her mother came to the States in October 2017 to help take care of her kids. Red Cross and Social Services agencies extended help during the first week after the incident but the donation was not enough.  Jinky and her family stayed in a Filipino friend’s house for one week after the explosion and are currently staying in a donated room of a Super 8 motel. She is currently unemployed and hopes to find a job when she moves to a new apartment.

On Saturday, March 24, 2018, the PAMANA Board approved a motion  to disburse $500 from the PAMANA Social Services fund to help Jinky in her time of need.  We invite our members and supporters to donate any dollar amount to assist Jinky.

To donate, you can either send a check or donate onlinePlease write on the Comment box: Jinky Couch.

To send your donation via check, mail to PAMANA, P.O. Box 5013 Madison, Wisconsin USA 53705-0013. Please write on Memo line:  Jinky Couch.

To provide timely help, please send your donations no later than April 30, 2018. Thank you for your generosity.  


Questions?  Email pamana.madison@gmail.com    
  
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