JL Tower Lights Up in Support of Typhoon Victims

POSTED: 11:10 PM AKST Nov 19, 2013    UPDATED: 12:00 AM AKST Nov 19, 2013 
(img1)Beacon of Hope

The lights on top of the JL Tower glowed yellow, red and blue Tuesday night. It was a sign of support and a tribute to the people of the Philippines who are still recovering after a deadly typhoon.

"It's a really powerful message to Philippines that they are not alone in their struggles," EJ David, UAA professor, said. "The whole world is thinking about them; Alaska cares."

In the wake of the disasters in state and internationally, several different fundraisers were held. Candidates for governor, Bill Walker and Byron Mallott, attended events for the Philippines and Western Alaska on Tuesday evening.

"It brings me to tears,” said Cheryl Sinka from Kotlik. "It touches my heart."