CONGRESSMAN ELIOT ENGEL EXPRESSES APPRECIATION SOUTH KOREA
HatTip to Thomas... more like push:) Here's some news from The Hill:
In remarks published in the Congressional Record on September 26, U.S. Representative Eliot L. Engel (D- New York) expressed his appreciation to the people and government of the Republic of Korea, noting their recent generosity in aiding the victims of Hurricane Katrina and their long record of friendship and cooperation with the United States.
"Fifty-five years ago," Congressman Engel stated, "the United States came to the aid of South Korea, when it was invaded by Communist forces from across its northern border. This month, South Korea has come to the aid of the United States, when a natural disaster struck from across our southern coastline."
Engel explained: "With its generous pledge of $30 million in cash, services, and in-kind contributions, South Korea joins a list of more than 90 countries that have offered some form of assistance to our efforts of relief and recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina."
"What is noteworthy," Engel emphasized, "is that, among those nearly 100 countries, South Korea is providing the fourth-largest offer of assistance."
Engel also pointed out that the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) has donated $10 million from Korean businesses directly to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund. (full press release)