Walk-A-Thon for the
in Central Vietnam - December 12, 1999
|Date:||Sunday December 12, 1999|
|Time:||9:00am - 12:00pm|
Area - Beechnut @ Boone
11304 Beechnut - Tel: (281) 495-8936
|Purpose||Registration Forms||Press Release|
|Fund Raising Team||Organizing Committee||Ke't Qua?|
|Where donation goes?||Walk Regulations||Sponsors|
P.O. Box 131823, Houston, Texas 77219 - Tel: (281) 495-8936 - Fax: (281) 855-2868
Contact: Anhlan Nguyen - (281) 847-3396
Phillip Huynh - (281) 514-6011
Date: December 12, 1999
(Houston - Texas) The Vietnamese-American communities in Houston (Texas), Orange County (Southern California), and San Jose (Northern California) again joined hands to organize successfully three simultaneous walks on Sunday, December 12, 1999 to raise funds for flood victims in Vietnam. These walkathons are only part of numerous fund raising efforts which have mushroomed within the Vietnamese communities throughout the world in the last few weeks following news of the worst floods in Vietnam in 100 years.
In Houston, the Vietnamese Community of Houston & Vicinity organized the walk-a-thon with the collaboration of more than twenty Vietnamese-American youth, community and religious organizations. The walk took place on Sunday December 12, 1999 - starting at Beechnut @ Boone, Houston TX from 10:00am to 1:00pm covering a distance of three miles. The total amount raised on the walk-a-thon day was $112,951.00 which made the total amount raised by the Flood Relief Committee in Houston to $160,000.00. More pledge money is expected to be sent in shortly. Despite the bad weather condition in early morning of Sunday, approximately 3000 people showed up and participated in the Houston walk-a-thon, including some State and City Officials like State Senator Johh Whitmire, State Representative Garnet Coleman, City Council Member Annese Parker, and representative of US Representative Sheila Jackson Lee. Judge Kathy Han, one of the Vietnamese judges in Houston, also participated in the walk with the community.
All donation will be routed (within two weeks after all the accounting tasks completed) to one of the following three organizations as per donors request on the Pledge form:
- American Red Cross International Respond Fund for Flood Relief in Vietnam.
- Vietnamese Catholic churches organization.
- Vietanmese United Buddhist Organization.
This fund-raising effort was one of the greatest and most successful relief efforts in the Vietnamese-American community in Houston since its existence. The Houston walks success contributed to the success of the other two simultaneous walks held in San Jose (Northern California) and in Orange County (Southern California).
P.O. Box 131823, Houston, Texas 77219 - Tel: (281)
495-8936 - Fax: (281) 855-2868
Contact: Nguye~n Phuc Anh Lan - (281) 847-3396
Huy`nh Ngo.c Phuoc - (281) 514-6011
Date: December 12, 1999
Ket Qua? So Kho?i Cu?a Cuo.c DDi Bo. Ta.i Houston DDe? Gay Quy~ Cuu Tro. Na.n Nhan Lu~ Lu.t
(Houston, Texas) Cuo.c ddi bo. gay quy~ cuu tro. na.n nhan lu~ lu.t mie`n Trung Vie.t Nam dda~ die~n tien mo.t cach tot dde.p ta.i Houston trong khoa?ng tho`i gian tu` 10 gio` sang dden 1 gio` trua nga`y chu? nha.t 12 thang 12 na(m 1999, voi su. tham gia cu?a khoa?ng 3,000 ddo`ng ba`o\. Cuo.c ddi bo. dduo.c to? chuc bo?i mo.t u?y ban go`m hon 20 ho.i ddoa`n, trong ddo co mo.t so ddoa`n the? ton giao, va` dda(.t duoi su. ddie`u ho.p cu?a Ho.i DDo`ng DDa.i Die.n Co.ng DDo`ng Nguo`i Vie.t Quoc Gia ta.i Houston va` Vu`ng Phu. Ca.n.
Tham gia cuo.c ddi bo. co`n co mo.t so nhan va.t trong chinh quye`n Hoa Ky` nhu Thuo.ng Nghi. Si~ Tie?u Bang John Whitmore, Thuo.ng Nghi. Si~ Tie?u Bang Garnet Coleman, Nghi. Vien Annese Parker, Chanh An Ha`n Ba?o Khanh, va` vi. dda.i die.n Dan Bie?u Sheila Jackson Lee\.
So tie`n quyen gop dduo.c ngay trong nga`y ddi bo. la` 112,951 my~ kim. Nhu va.y, co.ng chung voi so tie`n nha.n dduo.c truoc nga`y na`y, to?ng so tie`n do U?y Ban quyen dduo.c cho cuo.c ddi bo. dda~ len dden khoa?ng 160,000 my~ kim. DDay la` so tie`n lon nhat thu dduo.c tu` mo.t cong tac thie.n nguye.n trong co.ng ddo`ng nguo`i Vie.t ta.i Houston, ke? tu` nga`y co.ng ddo`ng dduo.c tha`nh la.p. DDie`u ddang dde` ca.p la` ddo`ng ba`o dda~ ha(ng hai tham gia cuo.c ddi bo., bat chap su. dde do.a cu?a con mua ta`m ta~ ddo? xuong tha`nh pho Houston tu` ddem hom truoc va` chi? ta.m cham dut va`i phut ngay truoc gio` cuo.c ddi bo. dduo.c khai ma.c.
U?y Ban tien lie.u se~ nha.n them mo.t so ngan phieu ba?o tro. cho cuo.c ddi bo. trong nhu~ng nga`y sa(p dden, va` se~ thong bao ket qua? chinh thuc cu?a cuo.c quyen gop trong vo`ng hai tua`n ke? tu` hom nay\. Sau khi khau tru` chi phi to? chuc, so tie`n na`y se~ dduo.c chuye?n dden cac na.n nhan ba~o lu.t qua cac to? chuc trung gian do chinh nguo`i tham gia cuo.c ddi bo. cho.n lu.a\. Cac to? chuc trung gian na`y go`m: 1) Ho.i Ho`ng Tha.p Tu. Hoa Ky`, 2) Toa` To?ng Giam Mu.c DDi.a Pha.n Hue, va` 3) Giao Ho.i Pha.t Giao Vie.t Nam Thong Nhat.
Trong cu`ng nga`y 12 thang 12 na(m 1999, cac co.ng ddo`ng Vie.t Nam ta.i Orange County, San Jose o? Hoa Ky`, va` ta.i Uc DDa.i Lo.i cu`ng Tan Tay Lan cu~ng dda~ to? chuc nhu~ng cuo.c ddi bo. gay quy~ cuu tro. tuong tu.\.
To raise fund for the American Red Cross International Response Fund focused on the Relief effort for the Flood Victims in Central Vietnam.
Time and Place:
The walk will be held in the SouthWest area in Houston (3 miles) starting at Beechnut and Boone, northbound on Boone street, eastbound on Bellaire, southbound on Wilcrest and westbound on Beechnut from 9:00am to 12:00pm on Sunday December 12, 1999. The walk-a-thon in Houston is organized by the Vietnamese Community in Houston & Vicinity.
To participate in the walk, the participant will solicit pledges or donations from relatives and friends from school, work or neighborhood and submit them to the organizing committee on or before the day of the walk. All participating communities or groups will organize their own campaigns to publicize the event and mobilize their members. Donors can also make direct donations to the relief campaign by sending their donations directly to the organizing committee.
The minimum of the total sponsorship amount collected per walker is $5.00.
Pledge cards and Registration forms can be obtained at the following locations:
|Vietnamese Community of Houston and Vicinity office||11304 Beechnut||(281) 495-8936|
|Thien Nga Bookstore||2929 Milam Street||(713) 520-8013|
|Ngay Nay Bookstore||8200 Wilcrest #5||(281) 568-6400|
|Van Hoa Bookstore||2606 Main St. #106||(713) 528-2606|
|Thang Hung Super Market||11246 Veterans Memorial||(281) 999-1239|
|HongKong III Super Market||10909 Scardale||(281) 484-6100|
Donation to American Red Cross is tax-deductible (receipt will
be furnished upon request).
All proceeds from the walk will be distributed to the victims in the Central of Vietnam. Please make check payable to "American Red Cross - I.R.F" with a memo to Vietnamese Flood Victims Relief and send it to:
VietNamese Community of Houston & Vicinity
PO Box 131823
Houston, TX 77219-1823.
For more information please contact (281) 495-8936 or (281) 847-3396 or (281) 514-6011
|Project Chair:||Mr. Nguyen Cao My (VNCH)|
|General Coordinator:||Ms Nguyen Phuc Anhlan (Van Hoa Khoa Hoc Viet Nam)|
|Assistant to General Coordinator:||Mr. Huynh Ngoc Phuoc
Dr. Ho Ngoc Chan (Hiep Luc)
|Treasurer:||Mr. Truong Cong Thai (VN Teamwork),
Mr. Pham Huy Hop (VHKHVN),
Ms. Nguyen Bich Chau (The He)
|Team Work Group:||Dr. Ho Ngoc Chan|
|Marketing and Campaign:||Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Bao (VHKHVN),
Mr. Tran Quang Tich (HO),
Ms. Nguyen Kim (Lion Vietnam)
|Public Relations:||Huynh Ngoc Phuoc & Nguyen Phuc Anh Lan|
|Registration and Permit:||Ms. Nguyen Kim (Lion Vietnam)|
|Printing and Publishing:||K.T. printing.|
|Fund Raising:||Ms. Huynh Tieu Muoi (VHKHVN),
Mr. Dang Minh Hung
|Regulation and Safety Control:||Mr. Tran Quang Tich (HO),
Mr. Ho Anh Triet (Hoi AH Quang Ngai)
|Crowd Control:||Mr. Tran Ngoc Thien (VHKHVN),
Mr. Truong Cong Thai (Hiep Luc)
|Refreshment:||Mr. Nguyen Cuong & Pham Minh|
|Decoration:||Mr. Huynh Van Son (VN Teamwork)|
|Technical:||Mr. Truong Le (Catholic group)|
|Registration:||Ms. Nguyen Kim (Lion Vietnam)|