The recent North Korean bombardment of the island of Yeonpyeong killed four people and destroyed numerous homes and stores, forcing civilians into overcrowded refugee centers.
In response to the November 23rd attack which left numerous South Korean civilians homeless, the United War Veterans Council is gathering funds for the Korean Red Cross to provide aid to these refugees, and will present contributions to the South Korean Consul General as part of a holiday ceremony on Thursday, December 9 at 12PM at the Korean War Memorial in Battery Park.
UPDATE: Click here to read our report from this event!
Appealing to the spirit of generosity during the holiday season, the United War Veterans Council, in a collaborative effort with the Korean War Veterans Association of New York, the producers of the award-winning Korean War documentary CHOSIN, and the local Korean-American community, is urging New Yorkers to take action to help provide aid to those displaced by the North Korean attack.
“The Korean people have always been so grateful and generous to us for helping keep their country free,” said Sal Scarlato, President of the Korean War Veterans Association of New York and senior advisor to the United War Veterans Council. “We hope that our fellow Americans will join us in showing our friends and allies that we continue to stand with them in their time of need.”
We invite you to click here to make an online credit card donation.
If you wish to make a donation via check, make your payment out to the Korean Red Cross and mail it to the United War Veterans Council, 346 Broadway, Rm 807, New York, NY 10013.
The United War Veterans Council will forward your donation to the Korean Red Cross. A full accounting of funds received will be posted on this website at the end of January.
- Korean Red Cross Thanks the UWVC
- Denis Leary, President of the Korean War National Museum (kwnm.org), has made a personal contribution of $1,000
- The producers of the film CHOSIN (www.frozenchosin.com) will be spreading the word about the effort at their upcoming screenings: Staten Island (Friday, Dec 10), Washington DC (Dec 15th) and Jersey City, NJ (Dec 17th).