I would like to first express my gladness and kudos for the resilience and careful safety measures you all have taken to survive the challenging year. It is a true blessing to be able to welcome the new year of 2021 with you all. I pray that you will continue to do your best to protect your health and that of others. Better yet, we hope the ravaging pandemic will safely subside soon, and we will be able to see each other and go about our daily lives.
I would also like to take this moment to express my deepest gratitude for the support that you have shown during this past year despite not only a physically but an environmentally and economically difficult year. Your kind gesture was particularly noble and valuable. It made it possible for the Korean American Community of Anchorage (KACA) to carry on its operations during COVID-19.
For us blessed residents of Alaska, a new year also comes with an Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend application time. It is open now using this link https://pfd.alaska.gov/ . When applying, if you are inclined to donate, KACA is enrolled in the “Pick Click Give” program as one of the public charities to receive donations for the first time this year. Any amount of designation for KACA would greatly help KACA meeting its operational cost in the new year.
KACA is also enrolled as an eligible organization to receive donations through Amazon Smile Program. You can use this link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-2590854 when ordering. Amazon will donate .5% of all eligible purchases without any cost to us. I’d greatly appreciate if everyone would remember this is one small way to help out KACA during the hard times.
Lastly, many of you are already aware of the New Building Fund drive for KACA. With the growth of our operation and expanded connections with the community, KACA quickly outgrew our current space within the last few years. Currently, the fund has surfaced $20,000 in its first year. It is the wish of the Korean community as a whole that the funding will continuously increase in the coming years for the synergetic benefit of our community including school children to our seniors.
In the near future, we will hold our annual membership meeting (virtual) and go over the report for the year 2020 and the business plan for 2021. All KACA members will be invited and welcome to join.
Most importantly, my truest wishes are that every member and their families of our Korean Community stay healthy and blessed each day of bountiful blessings in the new year,
Key E. Getty, President
Korean American Community of Anchorage Inc.
January 1, 2021