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Fundraising Dinner for Afghan IVLP Alumni

09/27/2022 8:41 AM | Anonymous

So many of our fellow FAVOB members fought hard to bring freedom to Afghan families.  The mission continues to support those in harms way.  

Please support our FAVOB member Sarah Gal in her efforts.  

Please join WorldOrlandoZ Asian Vietnamese Kitchen, and TastyChomps for an evening of great food and friends, to support Afghan families in need.

All proceeds from the dinner will go to WorldOrlando's Afghan IVLP Alumni Emergency Relief Fund. This fund was set up to help IVLP alumni, located both within Afghanistan and in third countries, to cover urgent short-term needs such as food, shelter, medical care, and/or relocation expenses.

Hien Nguyen, owner of Z Asian Vietnamese Kitchen, was a refugee from Vietnam in the 1970s and has lived in Orlando for over 40 years. Ricky Ly, founder of, is the son of Vietnamese refugees and is also a board member of WorldOrlando. “In a way, this is a small act to give back to those in need and seeking refuge from the tragedies of war.”

Since 1963, WorldOrlando, a 501c3 nonprofit, has served as the local implementer of the U.S. Dept. of State's premier professional exchange program, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). 

WorldOrlando hosted numerous IVLP participants from Afghanistan over the years whom we've stayed in contact with and are committed to supporting during this current humanitarian crisis. Your support addresses the urgent needs of these IVLP alumni and their families, who are at risk due to their previous involvement in U.S.-funded activities. 


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