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Community : Latino community unites to help victims of hurricane Katrina
Posted by admin on 2005/9/6 13:40:00 (3059 reads)



Cincinnati, September 2, 2005

V. Anthony Simms, the Vice-Chairman of the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs, together with MidwestLatino, The Spanish Journal, and the Cincinnati chapter of LULAC, is forming a committee to help with fundraising efforts within the Latino Community of Tri-State to support victims of Hurricane Katrina.
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"In the time of a national crisis like this we have to unite as a community and help the victims of this terrible disaster. The images we see on TV are heartbreaking, and we can't just sit back and ignore it. The Hispanic/Latino people have been always very caring and giving, and this time it's not different. The people in the disaster area are suffering, they are losing hope, and we have to help them. We would like to invite all Latino organizations and companies in the Tri-State to join us in this effort" said Mr. Simms.

As a first company responding to this call was "Havana Martini Club" which will use this Saturday's Latin night to raise funds for the victims. There will be also a voluntary donation and 100% of all monies collected will go to hurricane relief.

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Also on Saturday, Rudy Alvarez will collect donations at Corinthian

The next will be a benefit concert of Spanish Rock group "Mantra" from Indianapolis which will be performing in La Tradicion on Saturday, September 10th.

This newly formed committee will continue with organizing and sponsoring more benefit events, and we certainly hope that all other Latino venues, companies, and organizations will join this effort. This is a time to get united so we can make the difference the victims of the disaster deserve from us!

If you, your organization or company would like to be part of this effort, please please email us

New organizations joining this effort:

- Latino Ministries (Dayton, OH)
- Las Americas (Dayton, OH)
- Herrera and Associates (Columbus, OH)
- Rudy Alvarez, Cincinnati's most prominent Latino DJ
- "Mad Frog" bar provides a box for donations, and will organizing a benefit concert on Sept. 17, donating 10% of the bar revenue to Red Cross
- Salsa band Tropicoso will donate profits from their CD sold on cdbaby.com to Red Cross
- Ritmo Productions (Columbus, OH)
- Resized ImageHispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cincinnati will donate net proceeds from its 2005 Dinner Gala on Oct. 27th to the Red Cross
- Resized ImageAt Su Casa Festival (Sept. 10-11) Latinos donated $1,848.25 to Red Cross.

- Resized ImageMidwestLatino donates $750 to local victims of Hurricane Katrina in Dayton


Other efforts in Cincinnati:

- P&G establishes a Hurricane Katrina/P&G Employee Relief Fund

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