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Taiwan sister county in thoughts of King County residents after typhoon Morakot

From: King County Council Communications
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 14:50:52 -0700
Subject: Taiwan sister county in thoughts of King County residents after typhoon

August 17, 2009

Metropolitan King County Council Chair Dow Constantine issued the following statement regarding the deaths, injuries and property damage last week in Taiwan's Kaohsiung County resulting from Typhoon Morakot. Kaohsiung County and King County (state of Washington) have had a formal sister county relationship since 1977.

"The people of King County are shocked and saddened to learn of the death and devastation caused by Typhoon Morakot in Taiwan and on the Asian coast-and that communities in our sister county of Kaohsiung County were especially hard hit. The people of Kaohsiung County remain in our thoughts and prayers as they work to recover from this disaster."

Seattle's Chong Wa Benevolent Association has established a trust account to aid victims of Typhoon Morakot in Taiwan. Donations can be made at any Bank of America branch or sent to: Taiwan Typhoon Morakot Relief Fund, c/o Bank of America, 2380 80th Ave. SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040. (Account #22413702; Bank of America WA 3-143-01-01).

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