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Irving Moskowitz Foundation Donates $100,000 to American Red Cross in Wake of Typhoon Haiyan

By Brian Hews

 

Sal Flores, who represents the Moskowitz Foundation, presents  check to Donya Webb, Director of Development for the Greater Long Beach Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Sal Flores, who represents the Moskowitz Foundation, presents check to Donya Webb, Director of Development for the Greater Long Beach Chapter of the American Red Cross.

The Irving Moskowitz Foundation presented a check in the amount of $100,000 to the American Red Cross this past week to help support the relief effort in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

Sal Flores, who represents the Moskowitz Foundation, presented the check to Donya Webb, Director of Development for the Greater Long Beach Chapter of the American Red Cross.

The presentation was made in front of hundreds of bingo players who attended a night session at the famous Hawaiian Gardens Bingo Club this past Thursday evening.

Flores said that “Mrs. Moskowitz, and the entire Moskowitz Foundation are dedicated to helping those in need in the Philippines during this very difficult and tragic disaster.”

Typhoon Haiyan killed more than 5,000 people and left millions without a place to live and caused billions of dollars in damages.

The Irving Moskowitz Foundation is a charitable, non-profit foundation dedicated to improving and enriching the lives of people based on the precept, and has been a huge champion for local charity causes in and around Hawaiian Gardens and Southeast Los Angeles County.

Also attending the presentation was Hawaiian Gardens City Manager Ernesto Marquez, who personally thanked the Moskowitz Foundation at the event.

Flores reminded those in attendance at the presentation that the mission of the Moskowitz Foundation is based upon the principals, ‘He who has saved one life, it is as if he has saved the world.’

The Moskowitz Foundation was established in 1968 by Dr. Irving Moskowitz to help people in need regardless of race, creed, politics or religion.

One of the Foundation’s principal beneficiaries is The City of Hawaiian Gardens, California where the Foundation operates a state-legislated Bingo Club. Dr. Moskowitz believes that by concentrating many efforts in one small community, a significant benefit will be felt by all.

In the City of Hawaiian Gardens, proceeds from the Bingo Club benefit the residents of the city through social action organizations such as Head Start and The United Community Group, and through the Foundation’s direct support of the Hawaiian Gardens Food Bank, children’s athletic programs, scholarship awards, health care programs, and educational initiatives. The Bingo Club has also played a role in revitalizing the Hawaiian Gardens community.

Numerous organizations in Israel also benefit from The Moskowitz Foundation’s charitable support.

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