OUR HISTORY

Friends of Hue Foundation was officially founded in May 2000 in San Jose for the purpose of assisting victims of the November 1999 flood that ravaged Central Vietnam, specifically those who resided in the Thua Thien Hue Province. The floods had taken 595 lives, while subjecting 55,000 to homelessness, also causing $290 million in damage to the region, and furthermore, $490 million in economic losses. It is estimated that 1.7 million people of the central Provinces of Vietnam were affected by the floods.

Since its inception, FHF has served Hue’s impoverished population by offering her residents access to health care, education, and economic self-sufficiency. Today,FHF continues to play a vital role in helping to reduce

poverty by equipping our community with business and skills development, while also implementing sustainable solutions to mend communities in Hue and throughout Vietnam.

FHF was the first officially-registered United States-based INGO with a physical presence to provide services in the Thua Thien Hue Province. As the organization grew, FHF fostered a meaningful and relationship with the Santa Clara County Vietnamese American community. FHF is dedicated to provided social and financial support to meet the needs of our underserved Asian populations

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WHERE WE ARE. AREAS WHERE WE OPERATE.

OUR IMPACT HIGHLIGHTS

2021

We helped distribute $1,400,000 to over 200 low-income families who were financially impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND PPEs

We distributed 100,000 PPE items to doctors, nurses, and other frontline workers who were dangerously ill-equipped to care for patients. They were at risk of being exposed due to limited access to supplies such as gloves, medical masks, respirators, goggles, face shields, gowns, and aprons.

We served more than a thousand hot meals to the homeless and provided them survival kits, sanitizing lotions, and protective masks.

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Families

During the Covid19 lockdown, we brought food to more than 50 elderly households for many months.

CHILDRENS SHELTER

We built a shelter for orphans and disadvantaged children in Hue, Vietnam. Since 2003, the Friends of Hue Children’s Shelter has raised and cared for hundreds of children. Currently, we are raising 31 children at the shelter.