Long Beach – The United Cambodian Community (UCC) celebrated its 32nd Anniversary this past Thursday, September 10th with a dinner and awards celebration.
The Organization, which offers an array of social services to residents of the Central Area and greater Long Beach, honored State Assemblyman Warren Furutani, Chan Hopson, Executive Director of the Khmer Parents Association, OneLegacy, a nonprofit transplant donor network and the Cambodian Coordinating Council.
Pictured accepting the Community Development Award is OneLegacy's CEO, Tom Mone and Sabrina Ho, OneLegacy’s Asian Community Development Coordinator. OneLegacy received the award for educating the Cambodian community about organ, eye and tissue donation, reinforcing the truths about donation and the importance of signing up to be a donor.
UCC was once the largest provider of social services for Cambodians in Southern California and it suffered some difficulties, the organization has been able to rebuild itself under the leadership of Executive Director, Sara Pol-Lim and her team who says it is well on the road to recovery.
In July, UCC received a $120,000 grant from the California Wellness Foundation for among other things heath services that help fight poor diet and nutrition, high rates of diabetes, cervical cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease and other maladies among Cambodian immigrants.
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To learn more about OneLegacy and the great work that they do, please visit HERETo learn more about the services provided by the United Cambodian Community please visit their website HERE.