Ethiopian-Canadians in British Columbia Held a Successful Fundraising Event in Support of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) Project

Ethiopian-Canadians in British Columbia Held a Successful Fundraising Event in Support of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) Project

Ethiopians in BC have now raised a total of $160,000 USD for GERD

VANCOUVER, BC – October 14, 2014 — Ethiopian-Canadians residing in the greater Vancouver and Victoria area held a very successful fundraising event on October 4, 2014 at the Korean Cultural Centre in Vancouver, BC, where a total of $25,000 US Dollars was raised. This fundraising event, as in the previous five events, was organized by Ethio Abay Development Association of BC (EADABC), a non-profit association, run by volunteers, for the benefit of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project.

This latest event was a sixth fundraising event for Ethio Abay Development Association of BC. The first three events were held in 2013, where more than $125,000 US Dollars was raised. The fourth fundraising event was held in February 2014 in support of Ethiopians, who were forcefully deported from Saudi Arabia back to Ethiopia. This humanitarian event raised more than $4,000 USD for The Ethiopian Red Cross.

The fifth event was held in May 2014 in Victoria, BC which raised $4,830 US Dollars for the GERD project.

At this sixth event, participants bid on silent auctions, donated cash to the GERD project, in addition to paying their admission fees. This latest sixth event brings the grand total raised by Ethiopians in British Columbia to date to $160,000 US Dollars.

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