Hayes Valley Cares
HVNA would like to recognize the following community group and merchants who donated funds for Tsunami relief in Southeast Asia.The Korean American Community Center of SF and Bay Area located at 745 Buchanan contributed $50,000 to the Indonesian Consulate General on January 20th and sent $86,679.29 to the American Red Cross of Bay Area on February 16, 2005. Local Hayes Valley Merchants who also donated funds were Alabaster at 597 Hayes, Gecko at 572 Hayes, True Sake at 560 Hayes and BLO Salon at 500 Laguna.
Korean American Center presenting check to American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter
From left to right: David S. Kim Vice president of KACCSF, Hong-ik Kim president of KACCSF, Jolinda Sim Board Member of American Red Cross of Bay Area, Jeong E Shin Vice president of KACCSF
Our hat goes off to the Korean American community for giving so generously to the survivors and victims of the recent tsunami. It is often when faced with a natural disaster that humanities true compassion is shown. Thank you to all the members of the Korean American Center who gave so generously to help rebuild people's lives.
Beau Timken, president and taste master of True Sake, donated 20% of his January sales to Tsunami relief. Beau, who coined the phrase "Hayes Valley Cares", stated "January was his best sales month yet". This goes to show you that you can mix compassion and business.
BLO Salon hosted a Tsunami fundraiser with the help of Fringe Salon on January 31st. Margarita Man and SF Party donated drinks and decorations to draw a crowd. The hair-cutting event raised $800 by the end of the day for Americares Fund.
Amron, the manager of Gecko, has chosen the theme "My heart goes out to my people in Indonesia and South East Asia" to encourage people to shop at his store. Gecko will be donating 5 percent of their sales through the end of March to Tsunami Relief. So stop in, take a look and buy something knowing that a portion of the purchase price will go to tsunami relief.