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Orange County Vietnamese American Lions Sponsors Thanksgiving Meal For People With Special Needs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Orange County, California, United States of America (Free-Press-Release.com)

December 2, 2011 --On November 23, 2011, the OCVA Lions brought big smiles on the faces of over a hundred people with special needs at Westview in Westminster by sponsoring Thanksgiving lunch. Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. It was a day of celebration, fun, singing and laughter. Lunch was traditional turkey with stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweet corn and pumpkin pie, along with few Vietnamese side dishes such as egg rolls and fried rice

Full Release >> press-release 12-11-2011.pdf





Orange County Vietnamese American (OCVA) Lions Club donates $2,550 to Open-Heart Project

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Lions International PRLog (Press Release) - Oct 12, 2011

The Orange County Vietnamese American (OCVA) Lions club donates $2,550 to the Open Heart Project to help fund much needed facial reconstruction surgery costs for Vietnamese children with cleft lip and cleft palate type deformities. Headed by Dr. Sanford Ratner, Chief Oral Surgeon at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange, the Open Heart Project team consists of a team of 3 doctors, including 2 UCLA residents have been making many medical mission trips to Vietnam over the past 5 years to perform facial reconstruction surgery for countless children with cleft lip type deformities. Dr. Ratner and his team usually spend a week in Saigon, VN during each medical mission, working up to 12 hours a day and performing as many surgical procedures as humanely possible. 100% of donated funds to the Open-Heart Project are strictly used to cover surgery and hospital costs in Vietnam since Dr. Ratner and the medical team have self funded all of their administrative expenses including airfare, hotel/lodging etc. The Open-Heart Project medical team will making a second medical mission trip this year to perform surgery for up to 60 Vietnamese kids. Following that, their next trip will be in April 2012 therefore the Open-Heart Project will continue to need more financial help from generous donors.

Upon receiving the $2,550 donation from OCVA Lions, which will help fund 17 surgeries ($150 per child), on September 1st, 2011, Dr. Sanford writes, “Dear OCVA Lions, On behalf of Open Heart Project, we thank you for sponsoring the hospital costs for our patients. We look forward to showing you the results of the September 2011 mission upon our return. We look forward to working with you in the future. Thanks again, Dr. Sanford Ratner.”

“I truly believe that we (OCVA Lions) are so blessed to be able to lend a helping hand to such a compassionate and benevolent humanitarian mission but this amount is so minuscule compared to the huge positive impact that these surgical procedures will have on these children since they are truly LIFE CHANGING operations”, states Michael Pham, the President of OCVA Lions.

OCVA Lions is a new Lions club formed in Orange County, CA, backed by Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). LCIF is the world's largest non-profit service organization with nearly 1.3 million members in 45,000 Lions clubs in over 200 countries around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, made a strong commitment to community service, provided relief to communities impacted by natural disasters, and serving youth throughout the world.





The ORANGE COUNTY VIETNAMESE AMERICAN LIONS will host their Charter Launch Celebration and Dinner Fundraiser

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California (I-Newswire) June 18, 2011

The ORANGE COUNTY VIETNAMESE AMERICAN LIONS will host their Charter Launch Celebration and Dinner Fundraiser on Sunday June 26, 2011 at Diamond Seafood Palace, 8058 Lampson Ave, Garden Grove, CA. Reception starts 6:00 PM, Dinner/Program starts at 7:00 PM. Ticket prices are $35 (Regular), $40 (VIP). This exciting event will include a rich program with LIVE entertainment, professional singers, auctions, a fashion show and distinguished guest speakers. All proceeds of this exciting event will be used to fund OCVA Lions community service and charity projects.

Lions are: Loving Individuals Offering Needed Services. Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. OCVA Lions is a new Lions club formed in Orange County, CA, backed by Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). LCIF is the world's largest non-profit service organization with nearly 1.3 million members in 45,000 Lions clubs in over 200 countries around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, made a strong commitment to community service, provided relief to communities impacted by natural disasters, and serving youth throughout the world.

The Lions' motto is "We Care, We Serve, We Accomplish". OCVA Lions is comprised of a group of serviced mind individuals who are interested in working together to make a difference in their local and global community through humanitarian services.

"Helping the homeless and the underprivileged of Orange County will be our first priority and through our exciting Charter Launch Celebration-Fundraiser event on June 26th, we hope to bring more awareness to our organization and our mission of serving the local community, " states Michael Pham, the President of OCVA Lions.

For more information about the Charter Celebration event or regarding OCVA Lions, contact Michael Pham at (949) 378-0107 or email at: phammk@aol.com.


 
    

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