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CRS Rice Bowl – Your Impact on Climate Change in Vietnam -2.22.20

February 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

 

Saturday, February 22, 2020
9:30 am—11:30 am St. James Cathedral Pastoral Outreach Center  Holy Names Room, 907 Columbia Street

 

Changing climate and frequent and severe storms are impacting vulnerable farmers in Vietnam, whose 2,000-mile coastline puts it at high risk for floods, droughts and rising sea levels.
Families are losing their farms, homes and livelihoods, making it difficult to survive.
Truong Tung, Country Manager of CRS Vietnam, is helping families identify these risks and develop plans to protect their businesses, homes and families. His own experience shaped his desire to work on programs aimed at reducing poverty and alleviating hunger. “My dream during my childhood was about food and I wished I could do anything to provide people with food,” Tung says. “I wanted to work for CRS because I feel they bring significant impact to the lives of vulnerable people in Vietnam.” As Lent and a new CRS Rice Bowl campaign begin, come hear Truong Tung share how the CRS Disaster Risk Reduction Program is working with vulnerable farming families in Vietnam in the face of climate change.  Please share flyer broadly. CRS-Climate Change in Vietnam 2.22.20
Co-Sponsored by the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center.
Information, Patrick Barredo, Director of Social Outreach & Advocacy 206-382-4515 or pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org

 

 

 

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Date:
February 22
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am
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