VIRGINIA TECH MEMORIAL FUND
I'm one of the co-founders and board members of The Mirae Foundation, which has issued the following press release and created a memorial fund with other Korean American organizations to support those affected by this tragic event:
KOREAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY EXPRESSES OUTRAGE, GRIEF; STARTS MEMORIAL FUND FOR VICTIMS OF VA TECH SHOOTING
April 17, 2007
Washington, DC – On behalf of the Korean American community, a coalition of Korean American organizations extends their most heartfelt sympathies to the victims of the Virginia Tech tragedy. It is the hope of the coalition that the Blacksburg community will be brought together in this time of healing. The coalition is concerned for the welfare of the students as well as their families and will look to join other Americans in supporting them in their time of need.
“The catastrophe that has befallen the victims and their families is tragic and terrible,” said Gie Kim, President of the KAC-DC chapter. “As fellow Americans, our community expresses sympathy with the victims and their families as fellow Americans, and the thoughts and prayers of our community are with them.”
The KAC, the Korean American Students Conference, the Mirae Foundation, and the Southern California Korean College Student Association have joined to create the “Virginia Tech Memorial Fund” to support those who have been affected by the recent tragedy at Virginia Tech. The Korean American community hopes that the memorial fund will help the victims and their families recover from this tragedy and begin their healing process.
“We have found an overwhelming outpouring of support from students across the nation for those victims at Virginia Tech,” said Adrian Hong, member of the Board of Directors of the Mirae Foundation. “The students in Blacksburg have the sympathy and support of fellow students all over the nation, as well as our greater community.”
If you would like to contribute to the Virginia Tech Memorial Fund, please donate online using your credit card or send checks to:
Korean American Coalition
Attn: VA Tech Memorial Fund
1001 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 730
Washington, DC 20036
(full press release)
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