On October 23rd, the Asian Chefs Association of the Bay Area held a fundraiser benefit in San Jose to support Give2Asia and local responders to the recent deadly earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia. 142 guests attended the evening event and together raised a total of US$ 50,020 for the disaster response. All of the funds raised went towards Give2Asia’s partners on the ground engaged in immediate and long-term disaster response for affected communities. Learn more about the disaster, including updates from Give2Asia partners, on the Indonesia earthquake and tsunami response page.
US$ 50,000 Raised for Indonesia
The benefit was organized by the Asian Chefs Association of the Bay Area and took place at The Province restaurant in San Jose, the newest restaurant created by Chef Chris Yeo, who originally founded Straits restaurant. The event included a live auction and food tastings from some of the best chefs in the Bay Area. All funds went to Give2Asia’s Indonesia Earthquake & Tsunami Fund.
Below enjoy photos of the benefit, all courtesy of Christine Jade Photography.
Special Thanks to Sponsors including:
PPQ Dungeness Island
John Le of Three Seasons
New Delhi Restaurant
Yan Can Cook
Sushi Ran Restaurant
Would you like to support the response? You can still donate directly to Give2Asia’s Indonesia Tsunami Response Fund.
About the Disaster
On September 28th, two earthquakes struck Sulawesi island in Indonesia and triggered a 10-foot tsunami. The disasters have left at least 1,300 people dead and thousands displaced, with numbers expected to increase as assessments continue.
Follow updates about the disaster and the needs of Give2Asia’s partners currently engaged in response on the Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Response Page.
Photos provided by Give2Asia partners.
To date, Give2Asia has swiftly and thoughtfully responded to over 40 natural disasters in Asia and rebuilt local communities with $50 million in funding. For more information, contact Sheena Agarwal, Development Manager of Disaster Programs at +1 415 967 7378 or firstname.lastname@example.org.