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Markham Councillors donate to Nepal Earthquake Relief

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Nov.18, 2015

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Tommy Tam of the Canadian Golf Teachers Federation, Markham Regional Councillor Joe Li and Markham Councillor (Ward 2) Allan Ho present a cheque for $51,520 to World Vision Canada’s Lara Dewar to support the aid agency’s on-going Nepal Earthquake Response. The generous donation combines the proceeds from two fundraising events organized by the councillors.

Background
In June 12, 2015, Markham Regional Councillor Joe Li and the Canada Diversity Celebration Team hosted a Nepal fundraising event which celebrated the rich Chinese and Indian cultures.  The event provided a platform to unite many local artists displaying their wide array of singing talents and celebrated diversity in the community.  At least three hundred people attended this event held at Century Palace Restaurant in Markham.

In September 11, 2015, Ward 2 Markham Councillor Allan Ho and Tommy Tam, of the Canadian Golf Teachers Federation, hosted a charity golf tournament – a friendly gathering of Chinese business owners, entrepreneurs and various community leaders held at The Mandarin Golf and Country Club.

Quotes
“These individuals are the embodiment of generosity. They clearly share World Vision’s belief in our moral obligation to not only recognize the dignity of every human being, but to live out that compassion in tangible ways to help those in need,” said Lara Dewar, Chief Marketing & Development Officer, World Vision Canada. 

“The earthquake in Nepal created unimaginable devastation resulting in nearly 9,000 deaths, nearly 23,000 injured, and structural damage that left thousands of families without basic needs such as food, water, shelter and medical supplies. The situation today remains dire, and World Vision relies on our donors’ generosity to help us provide on-going assistance,” added Dewar. 

World Vision’s response in Nepal
World Vision continues to reach those who are most in need, providing life-saving humanitarian support, and helping Nepal build back better. The agency is supporting communities to build up resilience and restore safety, while directly assisting more than 340,000 people in 10 of the 14 earthquake-affected districts.  

Click here to watch how World Vision is helping Nepal move forward.

For interviews contact: Britt Hamilton: 416-419-1321 or britt_hamilton@worldvision.ca

World Vision is a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, World Vision is dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. Visit our News Centre at worldvision.ca

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