AHHA INVOLVEMENTS IN DISASTER RELIEF AND RECOVERY EFFORT BOTH OVERSEAS AND LOCALLY IN AUSTRALIA
2015 Nepal Earthquakes
Fundraising appeal to help the victims affected by not one, but two atrocious earthquakes in Nepal. Together with the Vietnamese Community in Australian NSW Chapter, the Australian Vietnamese Health Professionals Association in NSW, Rotary Club of Liverpool West, and other local organisations, we have raised over $160,000 for Nepal in this appeal. The money raised was given to the Rotary Club Disaster Aid Australia to carry out humanitarian work in Nepal.
2014 Philippines Typhoon Haiyan
Fundraising appeal for the Philippines Typhoon Haiyan. Street fundraising events were held in Bankstown, Cabramatta and Canley Heights in Sydney. The total amount raised for this appeal was $92,000. The money was given to Action Aid Australia to help the victims affected by the Typhoon Haiyan.
2014 NSW Blue Mountains Bush Fire
Fundraising appeal for the Blue Mountains Bush Fire. AHHA helped to raise a total of $156,000. This amount was donated to the St Vincent de Paul to assist the victims of the NSW bushfire disaster.
2011 Queensland Floods
Fundraising efforts to ease the suffering of the victims of the Queensland Floods in 2011. The fundraising activities included: A radiothon held by 2VNCR station; Public street collections held on the 29/1/11 in Cabramatta, Canley Heights and Marrickville; Public collections during the TET (New Year) festival held at Fairfield Showground; A BBQ held at Cabramatta shopping plaza, organized by AHHA and Rotary Clubs; A fundraising dinner on the 18/2/11. These activities were widely supported by various Vietnamese community leaders and their organizations. The fundraising dinner was well attended with 820 guests. Through all the efforts, this Queensland Flood Appeal managed to raise an astounding amount of around $227,000. Out of this total, VVPA/Rotary members and supporters contributed $23,118. The total amount was donated to the Queensland Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal to help Queenslanders affected by the floods.
2009 Victoria Bush Fire
Fundraising efforts to assist the victims of the devastating Victoria Bush Fire. The campaign ran for three weeks resulting in $60,000 in donations. All the money raised went directly to the Victoria bush fire victims via the Australian Red Cross.