LACONIA — The Lobster Pound Restaurant will be holding a fundraiser all day on Valentine's Day, Friday, Feb. 14 in which 50 percent of total sales for the day will aid Grace Capital Church's Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.
The church is raising funds for support of mission teams which will be going to the Philippines in February and March to help with Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. The mission teams will travel to Ormoc, a city of 190,000 on the island of Leyte, to help rebuild homes and public buildings, including a historic church.
The typhoon, which hit the Philippines, on November 8, is unofficially the strongest typhoon ever recorded in terms of wind speed, with sustained 10-minute wind speeds of 175 miles per hour and one-minute sustained winds of 196 miles per hour. It killed at least 6,183 people in the Philippines and left 11 million people homeless.