The Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta has issued a check for more than $35,000 toward the relief effort in Haiti.
The donation to UNICEF for its work with children in the quake-ravaged country was a two-week campaign among the Korean community, said Glenn Park, chief operating officer for the association. The money came from businesses, church members and other individuals, he said.
The effort was undertaken, Park said, because the organization had heard from a number of residents asking how they could help. The association decided to act as repository for the donations, he said, then present them in one large sum to UNICEF.
"Haiti needs a lot more help," Park said. "They'll need help years down the road."
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