Korean American Association
Outreach at Cleveland Men's Shelter
October 22, 2012
For the 3rd year in a row the Korean American Association visited the 2100 Lakeside Men's Shelter and brought with them 350 meals and 350 heavy winter jackets. Two years ago, the Korean American Association donated 500 blankets. Last year they also donated winter coats.
Song Pil-Gak, chairman of the Korean province of Gyeongsangbuk-Do spoke (with translator) at the Cleveland men's shelter at 2100 Lakeside as part of the annual Korean American Association outreach. He has participated all 3 years
Song Pil-Gak, chairman of the Korean province of Gyeongsangbuk-Do
Korean American Association representatives also traveled to Cleveland from Chicago.
Carol Fredrich, President and CEO of Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry 2100 Lakeside Men's Shelter in Cleveland introduced a representative of the Mayor of Cleveland who presented a proclamation to the Korean American Association.
Carol Fredrich, President and CEO of Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry 2100 Lakeside Men's Shelter in Cleveland
Korean American Association leaders with proclamation from Cleveland Mayor Jackson
Cleveland Councilman Joe Cimperman, a long time supporter of 2100 Lakeside, honored the Korean American Association for their generosity.
Cleveland Councilman Joe Cimperman
Councilman Joe Cimperman with Korean American Association leaders
Next, Donald Pak, President of the Cleveland Korean American Association, spoke to the residents of the Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry 2100 Lakeside Men's Shelter.
Donald Pak, President of the Cleveland Korean American Association
Reverend Park of the Cleveland Korean community gave a blessing before the meal.
The meal, which consisted of both Korean foods (yaki mundo, fried rice) and American food (chicken, salad, cookies) was served by volunteer members of the Korean Association.
Past president of the Cleveland Korean American Association Sam Kim reported that over 200 lbs. of meat were cooked.
Kyu Yon and Sam Kim
In the words of Jeong (John) Szongchan of the Korean Association "It is only right that we do something like this. 60 years ago America helped us. We are happy that we can help now."
Jeong (John) Szongchan and Mrs. Pak
Enjoy these other photos from this celebration of generosity and community.
Song Pil-Gak, chairman of the Korean province of Gyeongsangbuk-Do with Mrs. and Sam Kim
Ronald Choe, John Szongchan and Michael Sering
International Relations specialist and translator Se-Mi Kim
Korean American Association kitchen volunteers
Chu Hui McCann
A new winter coat from the Korean American Association