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May 2, 2017 Volume 2 Issue 5
News and Updates
Black April Memorial
In honor of Black April, Supervisor Andrew Do honored the lives of those who fought for our freedom at the Vietnam War Memorial in Westminster’s Freedom Park.

Black April, April 30, 1975 marks the end of the longest military conflict in the 20th Century for Vietnam. While the Vietnam War might have ended then, the people of Vietnam still do not enjoy peace and freedom in their own country.

“Vietnamese-Americans, like myself, are fortunate to be living in the U.S., a nation of law and order,” said Supervisor Do. “We believe in the noble and heroic role we hold as a nation, as a force for good around the world.”

Read more of Supervisor Do’s op-ed on Black April on our website.
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National Small Business Week
Supervisor Andrew Do will be meeting with small businesses throughout the district this week to understand the issues they face today.

Supervisor Do first met with Garden Grove resident Nancy Mourek-Green of Nanook’s Custom Embroidery who has been doing business in Garden Grove for over 17 years.

Supporting small businesses by eliminating burdensome regulations that impede innovation has been a priority of Supervisor Do.
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10th Annual HomeAid Essentials Donation Drive
As a member of the Children and Families Commission, Supervisor Andrew Do will be speaking at the HomeAid Essentials Community Luncheon this Thursday, May 4th at the new HomeAid Family CareCenter in the City of Orange. The event will kick off the 10th Annual Essentials Donation Drive.

The Commission approved over 1.3 million dollars to support the operational services that will be provided by Mercy House. HomeAid’s Family CareCenter will primarily serve families with young children and we are proud to be partnering with both HomeAid and Mercy House to meet the critical housing needs of the most vulnerable population in our community.

You too can donate diapers to mothers with babies living in Orange County by finding a drive near you at this link.
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Permanent Funding for Veterans Housing Project
Last week, the Board of Supervisor's secured permanent loan financing for Potters Lane, the County's new housing project for homeless veterans built out of recycled shipping containers in Midway City.

Now that construction has completed and the entire building is leased, the County has secured permanent financing to repay the short-term construction loan.

"This funding is the final step in the Potters Lane development, ensuring this project will serve our veterans here in Orange County for years and years to come," said Supervisor Andrew Do.

This project was brought to fruition in less than 18 months and has many first-of-its-kind features. All 15 units are built out of recycled steel shipping containers made by GrowthPoint Structures which makes them both cost effective and eco-friendly.
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OC Streetcar Information Event in Santa Ana
The OCTA OC Streetcar Project Team is preparing for two community open house meetings in May. To gather the community's perspective, the Team will be presenting the latest work on the OC Streetcar Project, including updates on the maintenance and storage facility, stop design effort, project schedule and more on Tuesday, May 9th from 6-7:30 p.m. at The Ebell Club of Santa Ana and Saturday, May 13th from 10-11:30 a.m. at Lydia Romero-Cruz Elementary School in Santa Ana.
In This Issue
orange arrow Black April Memorial
orange arrow National Small Business Week
orange arrow 10th Annual HomeAid Essentials Donation Drive
orange arrow Permanent Funding for Veterans Housing Project
orange arrow OC Streetcar Information Event in Santa Ana
Chris Wangsaporn
Chief of Staff

Nick Lecong
Deputy Chief of Staff

Tara Campbell
Communications Director

Veronica Carpenter
Senior Policy Advisor

Luigi Luciano
Policy Advisor

Ofelia Velarde-Garcia
Policy Advisor

Chris Gaarder
Administrative Assistant

Adriianna Lagorio
Administrative Assistant

Manning Pham
Administrative Assistant

Joyce Rivero
Executive Secretary

Matt Haines
Executive Aide

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