CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AT ITS BEST
Chairwoman Sharon Bulova of Fairfax County Board of Supervisors delivering Keynote Speech and outlined progressive foreclosure prevention programs from the government.
Annandale, VA, June 27th, 2009.
Voice of Vietnamese Americans and many other Vietnamese American Organizations in the Metropolitan area such as The Vietnamese Community of Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association (MVMA), Ket Doan Association, The Vietnamese Medical Society of Northeast America, Skill Source, ..., collaborated with the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) in organizing the "Foreclosure Prevention Fair" for the Asian Americans and the public at large in Northern Virginia, on June 27th, 2009.
Genie Giao Nguyen (Founding Chair of VVA, Board Member of AREAA Metro Chapter) - Chairwoman Sharon Bulova of Fairfax County Board of Supervisors - Song Hutchins (Founding Chair of AREAA, Metro-DC Chapter)
With over 30 Asian community partners, Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) DC Metro Chapter hosted its first free foreclosure prevention fair to offer all community members an opportunity to have one-on-one counseling sections with their lenders or non-profit HUD-approved counselors to resolve issues of their home ownership. The event was conducted in English with on site translation availability through Asian volunteers.
A successful event:
A full waiting area
Long line waiting to enter
Very busy registration desk
The event was a huge success with about 200 families received one-on-one counseling with their lenders and being promised to have mortgages mitigated to affordable ones to preserve their home ownerships, the core value of American Dreams.
Many attendees asked for the next event and said they would highly recommend this service to their relatives, friends, neighbors, and contacts.
Asian Americans heightened Volunteerism on June 27, 2009
There were almost 100 volunteers from many different Asian American non-profit organizations came from Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, to this event to help. Our heartfelt thanks to all volunteers. You have made a big difference in many families and have touched many hearts.