Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Diamond Bar Community Foundation Postpones Gala, Donates Gourmet Meal to Fire Evacuees

Photographs have been inserted from previous events so readers can see the type of event which was superceded by the Triangle Complex Fire (and just know just how GOOD the food which was donated to those at most risk- willingly and thrillingly). If I am able to get photos from Red Cross Evacuation Center- I will be pleased to share the love which was served with food- Lydia
Also- There is a 20 foot long "Thank you Firefighter" card/ banner resident Jerry Hamilton will have up at the Diamond Bar Community Center everyone is invited to sign starting at noon today.

By: Ling-Ling Chang--Chairperson, Diamond Bar Community Foundation

Diamond Bar, CA-As a result of the Triangle Complex Fire and the mandatory evacuation of many residents in South Diamond Bar, the Diamond Bar Community Foundation made the decision to postpone the Fifth Annual Diamond Bar Community Foundation Holiday Gala scheduled that evening at the Diamond Bar Center. As Chairman of the Foundation, and one of the residents ordered to evacuate the area, I, along with Gala Chair, Jody Roberto, who was responsible for coordinating the Gala and its attendees, made the difficult decision with the rest of the board to postpone the Gala in light of the day's events. Members of the board worked feverishly to contact the over 300 attendees regarding the postponement. The Foundation also made the decision to donate the gourmet meals from the Gala to the Diamond Bar evacuees, many of whom were forced to stay at the Evacuation Center set up at Diamond Bar High School. Jody and I, along with Diamond Bar Mayor Jack Tanaka and Council members Steve Tye and Wen Chang were on hand to help distribute the food at the Evacuation Center on Saturday night..We were ecstatic that we were able to donate the food to families in need in our City. This is the mission of the Foundation, and we are thankful that we could do our part in this community effort. We are also incredibly thankful for the firefighters, agencies and groups participating in combating the fire and coordinating a safe evacuation in our community.
The rescheduled date is January 4th 2009. We hope to see you there.

The Diamond Bar Community Foundation (DBCF) is a non-profit/public benefit organization whose mission is to preserve, protect and enhance the quality of life by establishing programs and facilities to address the cultural, recreational and social needs in the community.
For more information regarding the Gala or DBCF, please contact us at:
Photos from 2006 DB Foundation Dinner
Top photo is Andrew Wong with Ling-Ling Chang
Second Photo is Mrs Patty with Councilman Steve Tye
Third Photo is Jody Roberto, Ling Chang (the evening's honoree) Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe with Assemblyman Bob Huff
Last Photo, taken in front of the DB Community Center
Andrew, Jody, Ling and Assemblyman Bob stand to the left of my wonderful neighbor, Matt Rezvani. Matt is in management with BP America. He is seen here presenting a check on behalf of his company, to help the Foundation meet its goals and missions. BP was to be honored at this year's Gala- I look forward to standing up and giving Matt and BP a standing ovation for all the good he has done on their behalf. Not just here, but throughout all of Southern California.

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