Vietnamese publisher helps out the homeless in Santa Ana

I missed this story on Monday, but it is worth repeating. A Vietnamese publisher has donated hundreds of sleeping bags and food to the homeless in Santa Ana. What a great guy! Here is his story, from the OC Register article:

Hope for the homeless

Three hundred people get sleeping bags and meals in Santa Ana.

The Orange County Register

About 300 homeless people gathered at the Santa Ana Civic Center on Sunday and received sleeping bags and lunch provided by a small Vietnamese-American volunteer group in Westminster.

The event, organized by Khoi Quang Boi Vu, publisher of Westminster-based Ngay Mai magazine, is in its 14th year.

Vu, who immigrated to the United States from Vietnam, said this is his way of thanking Americans, who welcomed the Vietnamese who sought refuge from the communist government in their country two decades ago.

About 25 volunteers served egg rolls, noodle soup, cake and fruit for lunch.

“We love you,” Vu told the homeless gathered around him at the plaza. “You are America.”


The group is planning to open a place in Santa Ana for the homeless to come in to shower, get a haircut and do their laundry. Those interested in contributing to this cause may contact Khoi Vo at 714-454-4571or e-mail him at

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