The AHF Disaster Relief Fund - Hurricane Katrina and Flooding in Transylvania
Update 11/23/2005 - AHF distributes $4,500.00 in Disaster Relief Funds to Transylvania. The AHF Disaster Relief Fund targets Hungarian disaster victims, currently those affected by hurricane Katrina and Transylvania flooding. Overall, the fund has taken in $6,500.00. The $4500.00 was distributed to Székelyudvarhely Mayor Szász Jeno on November 5th. A week earlier, AHF distributed funds to Judith Petho of the Arpadhon (Albany, LA) Hungarian Settlement Historical Society (HSHS). Julia Bika of the Louisiana Hungarians, who also suffered the wrath of Katrina, represented AHF as our liaison to HSHS.
Donations were received from as far away as Australia. Special thanks must be given to San Diego’s House of Hungary who collected $2500.00. AHF also thanks other organizations involved in the relief effort. The Minnesota Hungarians collected $1300.00. The Hungarian Knights of St. John (Johannita Rend) another $300.00. And there are many more stories like this. On October 8th in East Brunswick, New Jersey, the AHF Gala Dinner to support Hungarian Schools in the Csango Regions of Transylvania raised $15,000.00.
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11/03/2005 - AHF distributes first of its Disaster Relief Funds. The AHF Disaster Relief Fund targets Hungarian disaster victims, currently those affected by hurricane Katrina and Transylvania flooding. Overall, the fund has taken in $3700.00 for Transylvania and $2000.00 for Katrina. AHF distributed the full $2000.00 to the Arpadhon (Albany, LA) Hungarian Settlement Historical Society to help them rebuild. Help us reach our goal! GIVE! Your donations are tax-deductible.
10/27/2005 - Update: The Disaster Relief Fund is now at $5,700.00! Help us reach our goal!
9/1/2005 - AHF establishes Disaster Relief Fund to assist victims of severe flooding in Szekler regions of Transylvania. 100% of proceeds go to victims and programs supporting the rebuilding and relief effort. On Tuesday, August 23, 2005 a huge flood swept through Szekelyland, Transylvania, destroying thousands of homes and causing catastrophic damage and many deaths. AHF needs your help - [read more]
9/1/2005 - AHF establishes Disaster Relief Fund to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina. Hungarian communities have been part of the Gulf Region for a century. HELP the devasted Arpadhon (Albany) community and member organizations like the Louisiana Hungarians headed by Dr. Stephen Gergatz and Julia Bika. Thankfully, both are safe (thanks for all the inquiries). 100% of proceeds go to victims and programs supporting the rebuilding and relief effort. [read more]
AHF would like to thank all those who are generously giving to the 2005 Disaster Relief Fund. We received donations from as far away as the United Kingdom and Australia! Special thanks to the San Diego House of Hungary for it very generous support and fundraising efforts!
$2000.00 - $5000.00
House of Hungary, San Diego, California, Dr. Gidófalvi Zoltán, President / Mészáros Lajos, Treasurer
$200 - $500
$100 - $200
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