Vietnamese Canadians Urged to Help Earthquake Victims in South Asia

Vietnamese Canadians Urged to Help Earthquake Victims in South Asia

OTTAWA (PRWEB) October 21, 2005

In response to the plight of the millions of victims of the recent earthquake in South Asia, particularly in Pakistan where the death toll can rise up to 70,000, the Vietnamese Canadian Federation is calling upon all members of the Vietnamese community in Canada to join in the campaign that has been mounted to raise funds to help these victims. The money contributed before October 26, 2005 will be matched by the Canadian government.

Donations can be sent directly to either of the following organizations:    

Canadian Red Cross

National Office

170 Metcalfe Street, Suite 300

Ottawa, ON K2P 2P2

Tel: (613) 740-1900, Fax: (613) 740-1911

CARE Canada

Donation Processing Centre

P.O. Box 800, Station K

Toronto, ON M4P 2H2

Tel: 1-800-267-5232.

This is the fourth time in 2005 that the Federation has urged members of the Vietnamese Canadian community to contribute to the relief funds set up to help victims of natural disasters and human tragedies, including the tsunami in Asia and Africa last December, the fire which killed five persons of a family of Cambodian origin in Ottawa early this year, and the recent Katrina hurricane in Southern U.S.

The Vietnamese Canadian Federation is an umbrella organization of 12 community associations in the Vietnamese community across Canada. It was established in 1980 to coordinate social, cultural, and sports activities in the community. Its office is located in Ottawa.

Tel. (613) 230-8282.


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