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Thu November 14, 2013
WATCH: Miami Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra's Philippines Relief PSA
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is helping to spearhead an effort to get money to Typhoon Haiyan victims.
Spoelstra's mother is from the Philippines and he has held several basketball camps and clinics there since becoming head coach for the championship team.
He says his family in the Philippines came through the storm just fine, with wind and rain in and around Manila, where they live.
UNICEF produced a public service announcement for the organization's relief effort, with Spoelstra speaking a bit of his mother's language at the end of the spot. Watch the video below this text.
It was put together in about 48 hours, beginning Monday.
The NBA has announced donations and relief efforts for storm victims. The Miami Heat, along with Carnival Corporation -- both owned by Mickey Arison -- have pledged at least $1 million.