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Local News in Brief : Garden Grove : Koreans Hope to Raise $130,000 for Seniors

The Orange County Korean-American Assn. has begun a drive to raise $130,000 to establish a Korean senior citizen center.

H. Andrew Kim, an association spokesman, said the organization recently received a $5,000 grant from Pacific Bell to pay such fund-raising expenses as postage and printing of information sent to Korean households in Orange and Los Angeles counties.

The group, established in 1987, plans to locate the senior center in a building bought by the association, Kim said.

The money is to help repay a $130,000 mortgage on the building at 9888 Garden Grove Blvd., which is now being shared by the association and Korean senior citizens, he said.

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“The association eventually wants to move out so we can put the elderly center in there, because the facility is too small to handle both groups,” Kim said.


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