ACCF Donation to the Mayoral Appeal Fund for the victims of Tathra Bush Fire

On Sunday 18th March 2018, a raging fire swept through a small seaside town of Tathra on the NSW South coast destroying 65 houses, 35 caravans & cabins and damaging another 48 homes. Whilst it is miraculous that no one is seriously injured in the fire, the devastation to the Town and to the victims who have their properties, belongings and most of all their memorabilia destroyed was immense.

At this time of distress, Australian Chinese Charity Foundation would like to show to the victims of the fire, the Rural Fire Services, the Fire and Rescue NSW and all the volunteers that we stand behind supporting them on their journey to rebuilding their life. Australian Chinese Charity Foundation has donated $20,000 to the Bega Valley Shire Council’s Mayoral Appeal Fund which is set up to ensure all funds are distributed equitably and consistently to those who are directly affected by the fire emergency. The cheque was presented to the Hon. Andrew Constance, MP, Member for Bega and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure at 6:30pm on Wednesday 28/3/2018 at his Ministerial Office at level 16, 52 Martin Place, Sydney.

Australian Chinese Charity Foundation wishes to use this donation as an appeal to the broader Chinese community to support the Bega Valley Shire Council’s Mayoral Appeal Fund to show that the Australian Chinese Community would stand side by side with the Tathra bush Fire Victims at times of needs.

Financial donations are tax deductable and can be made via:
• Electronic bank transfer:
BSB: 012525
Account: 837535154
• Credit Card over the phone, call 02 6499 2345 (between 9:00am-4:30pm)

2015 NEPAL EARTHQUAKE APPEAL

MEDIA RELEASEFRIDAY, 8th MAY 2015A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal just before midday on Saturday, 25 April, killing thousands of people. More than 7,000 people have been killed and more than 15,000 injured, with figures expected to increase as search and rescue teams continue to reach remote areas. Eight million people have been affected by this disaster, including two million people living in 11 severely affected districts. Immediate needs include food, shelter, water and sanitation, medical assistance, surgical kits and body bags.ChildFund has been assigned by the District Disaster Reduction Committee to provide emergency assistance in four affected villages, focusing on food, shelter, water and sanitation, child protection, education and livelihoods. ACCF is launching an appeal to support ChildFund Australia’s work in the devastated areas of Nepal.To date, special acknowledgement must be made to WayIn Network Inc., Ausfeng Event Productions Pty Ltd, Lions Club of Sydney Pacific Inc. and members of ACCF who have since pledged to support this appeal.Donations can be made to ChildFund Australia by Cheque, payable to ChildFund Australia (Postal address – P O Box 1174, Strathfield 2135) or via the Appeal weblink:
https://www.childfund.org.au/accf-nepal
(donations $2 or more to ChildFund Australia is tax deductible)

This Appeal will close on 15 June 2015.

For any queries regarding this Appeal, please contact:

• ACCF Chairman – Mr Samuel Chu (Mob 0403 472 753), samuelsnchu@gmail.com
• ACCF Treasurer – Mr Kevin Cheung (Mob 0413 678 633), kevin.p.cheung@unikcgroup.com

 


2015 VANUATU CYCLONE PAM RELIEF APPEAL

MEDIA RELEASE
1 April 2015On 13th March, 2015, Vanuatu was hit by a category 5 cyclone Pam, the most severe cyclone in its history, resulting in wide spread destruction and loss of life. Wind gusts of 320kmph had torn trees from the earth, ripped roofs off schools, flattened thousands of homes and blown whole villages away. On Efate Island, where the capital Port Vila is located, an estimated 90% of structures are damaged or destroyed. A state of emergency has been declared for Shefa Province, including Port Vila, and an estimated 60,000 children have been affected.
In Port Vila access to clean water and hygiene is dangerously scarce.Australian Chinese Charity Foundation is launching an appeal to support ChildFund Australia’s effort to rebuild schools that have had their roofs ripped off in the cyclone and ensure safe, clean drinking water can be made available as soon as possible. Specifically, ChildFund Australia’s focus is by helping:

  • Reconstruct water tanks so that rain water can be harvested and safely consumed.
  • Rebuild sanitation facilities to contain disease.
  • Provide water purification tablets to prevent illnesses due to water borne disease.
  • Educate children on hygiene and sanitation awareness to help prevent the spread of disease.

Donations can be made to ChildFund Australia by Cheque, payable to ChildFund Australia (Postal address – P O Box 1174, Strathfield 2135) or via the Appeal weblink:
https://www.childfund.org.au/accf
(donations $2 or more to ChildFund Australia is tax deductible)

This Appeal will close on the 15/4/2015.

For any queries regarding this event, please contact:

  • Appeal Chairman – Dr Michael Tse JP (Mob 0416 180 618), mkctse@bigpond.net.au
  • ACCF Chairman – Mr Samuel Chu (Mob 0403 472 753), samuelsnchu@gmail.com


2013 NSW BUSHFIRE APPEAL

In October 2013 NSW was hit by a series of devastating bushfire destroying hundreds of homes and bushland with the worse of fires in the Greater Blue Mountains Area. A state of emergency was declared at the time. ACCF launched a NSW Bushfire Appeal to the Chinese community. A total of $71,000 was raised.


2013 SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

In April 2013, China was hit by an earthquake of magnitude 7 with epicenter located in Lushan County, Ya’an, Sichuan. The earthquake had resulted in hundreds of fatalities and over 10,000 people were injuired. Several townships suffered major damage and buildings collapsed. Together with TVBA and Sing Tao Newspaper, ACCF launched a major appeal to assist the victims of the disaster. $151,519.39 was raised through the various activities organised including a major fund raising dinner on the 5th May, 2013. All the money was subseqently handed over to World Vision for their work involved with this earthquake.


DISASTER RELIEF PROJECTS 2007

ACCF initiated fundraising to assist the victims of Cyclone Larry which hit North Queensland in March 2007. The Cyclone inflicted much damage to the area, resulting in the loss of homes, schools, farms and infrastructure. An ACCF team travelled to Queensland to visit some of the families affected and to contribute $12,000 towards the Cyclone Larry disaster relief fund.ACCF supported the appeal held by Lions Club International to assist those who have suffered from the “Big Drought.” ACCF donated $5000 as a seed contribution towards this cause and also attended many of the fundraising events in support of drought relief appeal.


DISASTER RELIEF PROJECTS 2006

ACCF raised $105,000, together with the Chinese media, for the Pakistan earthquake disaster relief effort. This was donated via World Vision Australia. $50,000 of this fund was donated by Mr & Mrs Henry Ngai of ABC Tissue Products Pty Ltd.ACCF raised $70,050 for the Xinjiang Snow Storm disaster relief effort. This was donated via the Australian Red Cross. $50,000 of this fund was donated by Mr & Mrs Henry Ngai of ABC Tissue Products Pty Ltd.


DISASTER RELIEF PROJECTS 2005

ACCF rallied the Chinese community to collect for the Tsunami Disaster Relief effort. More than $400,000 was raised by ACCF, together with other members of the Chinese community, and donated through World Vision.


DISASTER RELIEF PROJECTS 2003

ACCF raised over $128,000 for the 2003 Community Disaster Fund as a result of bushfire and drought in New South Wales.


DISASTER RELIEF PROJECTS 2002

ACCF raised over $200,000 for the Christmas 2002 Bushfire Appeal.


DISASTER RELIEF PROJECTS 1999 – 2000

ACCF took a significant role in the fundraising campaigns for East Timor and the earthquake in Taiwan. Amounts of approximately $70,000 were donated to Buddhist Tzu-Chi Relief Foundation to aid the Taiwan victims and of approximately $30,000 were donated to Care Australia to aid the victims of East Timor.