Former PH refugees give thanks thru fund Drive
by FFE PH News staff
The Vietnamese community in California has started to stage a series of fundraising events in Westminster, CA to help super typhoon Yolanda victims in the Philippines. According to the members, the fundraising was inspired as a way ‘to give back the kindness that the people from Philippines provided to us (as Vietnamese refugees).’
The fundraising events are organised by the Vietnamese Overseas Initiative for Conscience Empowerment (VOICE) and the Vietnamese Long-Stayers in the Philippines. The Vietnamese Long-Stayers are a group of stateless persons who have been living in the Philippines for 17 years pending resettlement.
VOICE founder Trinh Hoi is also coming to Orange County from the Philippines to host some of the said events. Both groups will be working alongside the producers of the documentary ‘Bolinao 52/Stateless’ during the fundraising drives.
The community is also asking for contributions from its members ‘in the spirit of helping.’ More information on how to contribute financially can be found here.