San Diego, CA, April 29, 2012– Ace employee, Hop Duong, helped to plan a fundraiser dinner in order to raise money for the non-profit organization, Americans Helping Asian Children, specifically underprivileged children in Vietnam. 450 people attended the dinner, held at Jasmine in San Diego. $60,000 was raised during the dinner in addition to a $100,000 check from Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, good friends of AHAC founder, Bruce Johnson.
Hop has been involved with AHAC for eight years, and has been the treasurer of the organization for four years. This year she is in charge of raising money to build a bridge, install a water filter system to provide clean water for 3,000 people, and buying school supplies and fixing broken school furniture for 10 classes of children who cannot afford to go to a regular school.
"I’m lucky to know AHAC and be part of the team," Hop stated. "AHAC makes me feel like I can do something for this society and for those who are not as lucky as we are in the USA. The tremendous results of our hard works is the motivation that helps us all continue to do what we are doing."
AHAC was founded by Dr. Bruce R. Johnson, who visited Vietnam in 1993 and witnessed the poor conditions there. With the help of friends, Johnson started Americans Helping Asian Children, and each year they hold a fundraiser to collect money to help the underprivileged and disabled Vietnamese children. Hop is one of the many volunteers that make the organization such a big success.
About Americans Helping Asian Children
AHAC's mission is "to provide services and equipment for children in Asian countries who are underprivileged by virtue of physical or mental disability, poverty or absence of family". For more information For more information on AHAC or to donate, visit http://ahac.org/index.html