Local church reaches out for Typhoon victims

Storm Surge from Typhoon Haiyan (PLAN International)

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCIV) - It's been ten days since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines and officials say help is still desperately needed.

On Monday, a Lowcountry Church is opening its doors to help in the relief effort.

The Immaculate Conception Church in Goose Creek is holding a memorial service at 7 p.m. for victims of the storm.

Church officials say they have many Filipino parish members in Goose Creek and many of them have not heard back from their loved ones yet after being rocked by the massive storm.

The Nov. 8 typhoon killed or left missing more than 5,000 people and hundreds of thousands of people were left homeless. U.S. Navy helicopters continue the aid effort in delivering much needed supplies to survivors.

Red Cross officials say it could take anymore of up to 18 months to get the country stable.

If you would like to help with the relief efforts a memorial mass will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Goose Creek at 510 St. James Avenue.