VNAH TO SPONSOR LIVE CONCERT OF VIETNAMESE AMERICAN PERFORMERS IN SAN JOSE
For Immediate Release:
VNAH TO SPONSOR LIVE CONCERT OF VIETNAMESE-AMERICAN PERFORMERS IN SAN JOSE
Encouraging Young Vietnamese-Americans to Volunteer
McLean, VA - April 3, 2009 - A live concert featuring Tran Thu Ha, Thanh Ha, Tuan Ngoc and over 30 well-known Vietnamese- American singers and performers will sound off Sunday, April 5th from 1p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Grand Century Shopping Mall in San Jose. The concert is sponsored by Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped (VNAH), a humanitarian assistance organization celebrating 19 years of direct assistance in Vietnam. Organized by a broad community-based coalition of civic organizations, the media, and many young volunteers recruited by VNAH, the concert will be a first in San Jose.
Funding for this event is provided by the Ford Foundation. Local organizations supporting this event are Viet Press, Viet Tribune, and Viet Bao, North California Daily News and Don Bosco Charity of Orange County.
A major goal of the concert is to raise awareness of the ongoing need for humanitarian assistance in Vietnam and to encourage VietnameseAmericans to become involved in VNAH’s and other humanitarian programs there. The concert is also a fundraiser to support a humanitarian mission of young volunteer professionals to Hoa Bac, a mountainous village west of Danang City.
Funds raised at this concert and other future special events organized by VNAH will support humanitarian activities in Vietnam, including dental and medical services, renovation of health clinics, direct assistance to disabled children and adults, construction of water wells, schools, and small-scale rural development activities in Danang City, and in Binh Dinh and Kon Tum Provinces.
Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped (VNAH) is a non-profit, non-political organization dedicated to meeting priority humanitarian and development needs in Vietnam. VNAH's projects help people with disabilities lead rewarding and productive lives, with access to jobs, housing, and public transportation.