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March 31, 2021
Dear friends and families,
On behalf of Hmong 18 Council, Inc., I appreciate you being a part of our community, family, and daily life. I invite you to join us on our annual fundraising and share an exciting opportunity with you to give back to our community. Your support is a cornerstone of our work in building a safer community, empowering families and youths, and developing leaders through our 2021 “We Stand Together” giving campaign would help us further our service to the Hmong community together.
Our community recently hits with the rising in discrimination, racism, and violence against people of Asian descent from within our community and across the country that has our community members worried about their safety and loved ones. Discrimination and racism are nothing new, but the Asian community is currently facing an unprecedented rising number of hate crimes against our people. The latest was the 8 People Killed in Atlanta-Area Massage Parlor Shootings, With Fears of Anti-Asian Bias.
In addition to the rising in discrimination, racism, and violence against people of Asian in the last few years, the Trump Administration’s negotiation with the Lao People’s Democratic Republic in 2020 to tearing our community’s family apart, and our community face the death wave of an epidemic outbreak of coronavirus and eventually turned into a pandemic known as the COVID-19 and still killing members of our community and their loved one.
These are just a few highlights of the works taken by our organization every day to serve and protect our Hmong community in Minnesota. We’re continuing to work every day to build a better community for members of our community. We’re also working to resolve cultural conflicts and to increase community resources for members of our community.
But, we can’t do it without your help. Therefore, please consider supporting our mission with your gift and generosity today! Your generous support will help us better serve and protect our Hmong community in Minnesota in response to future crises.
H18C depends on our community’s investment, which has a stronger voice for our Hmong families to address our needs and concerns and how best to receive a positive outcome for everybody. Over the last decade and so, we have received funds from donors like you and various fundraising events to sustain our organization today. Our 2021 fundraising campaign goal is to raise $60,000 by April 30, 2021. With your generosity, we hope to further our financial support to obtain at least 2 FTEs within H18C and continue providing scholarships for Hmong high school seniors who look forward to their higher education endeavors.
These are not just short-term but long-term commitments to continue our work. While we are proud of our accomplishments these last 24 years, we acknowledge there is much work still to be done. As we start with a new year, help us mark this 24th year with the most generous gift you can make today. We can only continue to meet the Hmong community’s challenges today with the help of our friends and family. Please support us with your gift to Hmong 18 Council, Inc., because We Stand Together. Please use the following donation form to make your donation. If you have any questions,
Please feel free to contact the following individuals:
* Kou Yang (Tooj Kub Yaj), Donation Chair at 612-730-2644,
* Nres Xeem Vang Lo (Nyiaj Vaj Lauj), Fundraising Chair at 651-338-4872, or
* Nres Xeem Naul Pao Vang (Nom Pov Vaj), Fundraising Co-Chair at 651-755-3502 * Nao Houa Moua, President, Hmong 18 Council, Inc.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Sincerely & respectfully,
Houa Moua (Nom Huas Muas)
President of Hmong 18 Council, Inc.
Hmong 18 Council, Inc. (H18C) of Minnesota celebrates 24 years of enhancing the Hmong community’s social justice, traditional values and practices, and developing emerging leaders.