3 3 The relief efforts in the Philippines are just beginning -- where many as 10-thousand people - and perhaps more - are believed to be dead from last week's typhoon. Right now...Philippine .. and some U-S soldiers .. are distributing food and water ... and teams from the United Nations and other international agencies are arriving to help out. But MORE is needed. Jacksonville has a significant Filipino population. They -- along with many others -- are already sending what they can to the Philippines. Channel 4's Jim Piggott has been out all day at one location where they are collecting goods to send to the storm battered nation. Jim, tell us where you are right now? 3 3 We're inside the Mike Cell.. store at atlantic and St Johns Bluff.. This is in the heart of Jacksonville Filipino community.. and it here the community is showing its heart by collecting good and getting ready to send to the Philippines...Many people who have come in here all day say they have family there.. and are waiting on any word .. and this is how they are helping.. 3 00-0521-27110- 116 People with relatives.. and those who are just concerned come here for lunch..and to try and learn the latest of what is happening in the Philippines. The owners of the store say they are just trying to help the community and are using the store as a collection site for people to send aid... Material goods.. Like food and clothing .Piggott: So you are asking people who want to donate to bring? Mike: We would like to reach out to the people who would like to donate to the relief funds for the Philippino people from the Philippino community. With the help of a shipper that deals directly with the Philippines.. they will be sending boxes of the items they are collecting that will go to those in need. And some in the store hope the items will get to family members You have customers that come in that have family.. Mike: Yeah we have customers that tell us stories what has happen to their families and like I said we feel sorry for those people. Elly Gumera is from the Phillipines . and has been watching closely to learn what he can So it's like an atomic bomb dropped in the philipines He learned though facebook that his family is safe.. but that has not stopped his efforts in trying to help othersPeople need their help. Clothes that they are not using .Shoes food and maybe if you are not going to do that maybe you can send money. 3 Have you Have you talked to people Have you talked to people who are having a hard time reaching loved ones in the Philippines?