The Hollywood Foreign Press Association Announces $250,000 Donation to Asian Relief Effort

by HFPA January 3, 2005

Hollywood, CA, January 3, 2005 – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has donated $250,000 to the relief effort underway in Asia, it was announced today by Lorenzo Soria, President.

"The tragedy that has happened to our world neighbors in Asia is unfathomable, and millions have been left without food, shelter, and water," said Soria. "Never before has a natural disaster been so global in scope, affecting so many people in so many countries. Although our charitable contributions are usually devoted to scholarships and film preservation, we realize that our international organization must contribute whatever money we can immediately to help the millions of victims of this unprecedented catastrophe. We urge the Hollywood community and the public at large to contribute as well."

Below is a list of the organizations to which the HFPA has donated funds:

Action Against Hunger247 West 37th StreetNew York, NY

Asian Earthquake FundPO Box 1211Albert Lea, MN

Save the Children USA54 Wilton RoadWestport, CT

Doctors Without Borders333 7th Avenue, 2nd FloorNew York, NY

United Nations World Food ProgrammeTwo United Nations PlazaRoom DC 2-2500New York, NY