For The VA in NJ

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Came across this article on the New Jersey Vietnamese American Community Association and just felt like posting it on up:

NJVACA provide programs and activities for families and children that promote education, dance, arts, and crafts. The summer picnic event was a success with 300 attendees. Activities included tennis, volley ball, badminton, traditional Vietnamese chess/checkers, water balloon toss, blindfolded-captured the flag, and a watermelon eating contest.

New Jersey Vietnamese-American Community Association is a good organization for the community which is serving all Vietnamese in Central New Jersey. Asian American Federation of New York Census Information Center collected data from the 1990 and 2000 U.S. censuses. The evaluation showed 107% growth of Vietnamese population in New Jersey (from 7,330 to 15,180).

"Last year, we helped collected toys for children in the United States by participating with the Marine Toys for Tots program. We are helping a family in need with financial assistance in this tough economic time. Also, we provide transportation for a cancer patient to the hospital to get treatments. We are doing whatever we can to assist other organizations and helped families. When resources and manpower become available, we will to extend our help to other organizations such as The Community Food Bank of New Jersey, The Soup Kitchen, etc.", explained Mr. Le.