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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

Song Pil-Gak, chairman of the Korean province of Gyeongsangbuk-Do




Korean American Association representatives also traveled to Cleveland from Chicago.

Korean American Association representatives




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

Carol Fredrich, President and CEO of Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry 2100 Lakeside Men's Shelter in Cleveland

Proclamation from the city of Cleveland to Korean Association




Korean American Association with proclamation from Cleveland Mayor

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

Cleveland Councilman Joe Cimperman




Councilman Joe Cimperman with Korean American Association leaders

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

Donald Pak, President of the Cleveland Korean American Association



Donald Pak, President of the Cleveland Korean American Association

Reverend Park of the Cleveland Korean community gave a blessing before the meal.

Reverend Park of the Cleveland Korean community gave a blessing before the meal

Reverend Park




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.

Meal served by Korean Association in Cleveland

Past president of the Cleveland Korean American Association Sam Kim reported that over 200 lbs. of meat were cooked.

Kyu Yon and Sam Kim

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

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

Song Pil-Gak, chairman of the Korean province of Gyeongsangbuk-Do with Mrs. and Sam Kim


Ronald Choe, Szongchan Jzont John and Michael Sering

Ronald Choe, John Szongchan and Michael Sering


International Relations specialist and translator Se-Mi Kim

International Relations specialist and translator Se-Mi Kim


Korean American Association kitchen volunteers

Korean American Association kitchen volunteers


Korean American Association kitchen volunteers


Korean American Association kitchen volunteers


Chu Hui McCann

Chu Hui McCann


Winter Coat donations


The new winter coat from the Korean American Association

A new winter coat from the Korean American Association


The new winter coat from the Korean American Association


Se-Mi Kim and Chairman Song Pil-Gak

Se-Mi Kim and Chairman Song Pil-Gak


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