FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2007
CONTACT: Les Jin
NAPABA ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
OF COMPUTER DONATION PROGRAM
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is pleased to announce the successful completion of a computer and monitor donation program for Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts and APA community organizations and schools in the Houston area. NAPABA coordinated with the Houston office of the OCA to see that the computers and monitors would be distributed among Asian Pacific American community organizations and schools where they would be of the most benefit. Wal-Mart donated 170 computers and 340 monitors for this effort.
The recipient organizations included Asian American Family Services, Boat People SOS, Filipino Disaster Relief, the Korean American Association of Houston, the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, and the Asian Pacific Heritage Association’s hurricane relief efforts.
NAPABA President, Phillip Shinn, commented: “This is a good example of how corporations, the private bar and community organizations can work collaboratively in the service of the APA community. We are grateful to Wal-Mart for its generous contribution to the community, and to the OCA for its efforts in coordinating the distribution of these computers and monitors where they would do the most good.”
NAPABA is the national voice of the 40,000 Asian Pacific American lawyers, judges and law students around the country. The OCA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the social and economic well being of Asian Americans.