East Bay, California: The Tibetan Association of Northern California raised $7,236 for the California Wildfire victims. The Richmond Mayor Tom Butt appreciated TANC’s effort and thanked everyone for extending their supportive hands towards those affected by the recent wildfire.
Tibetan community members residing in the East Bay Area came together at this hour of hardship to support the wildfire survivors who have been devastated by the recent wildfire.
Around 20 Tibetan volunteers helped the TANC board in hosting community café and many more joined in support of this noble cause. Hundreds of Tibetans came to support the fundraising event at the community café. They thoughtfully spent their money to buy their lunch at the community café beside giving monetary donations for the cause.
In the afternoon, many of them sat back for two more hours to offer their deep respect and prayers for those who have lost their lives in the recent wildfire.
“This fundraising drive wouldn’t be possible without all our volunteers,” said Tseten Phuntsok, Vice President of the TANC. “I would like to thank all them for their hard work and services to the community,” added Vice President during a closing ceremony.
The board announced that 100% proceeds from the event will be handed over to those affected by the recent California Wildfire through Richmond Mayor Tom Butt’s office.
“On behalf of the Tibetan community in the Bay Area, the board extends our appreciation and thanks to all the volunteers and the general public for showing solidarity with us in supporting this fundraising event.”
Recorded as one of the deadliest wildfires in the country, the Northern Calfornia wildfire has killed over 80 people and rendered thousands homeless; whereabouts of many hundreds are still unaccounted. The wildfire has brought huge devastation both to the local residents and countless animals.
-Filed by TANC