AFOC cooperates with aligned organizations committed to Christchurch earthquake-relief in the U.S. to ensure the largest pool of supporters, and the receipt of valuable ideas as to how to best be helpful. So if your Section 501 (c) (3) organization would like to cooperate with us, we would highly appreciate the opportunity to reciprocate.
Indeed we are proud to to have on our board, four representatives of organizations from cities across the U.S. who share ideas and thoughts with us, for example as to timely and useful donation implementation. In this context, we wish to recognize Kea World Class New Zealanders, North America, and Ian Phillips of the American New Zealand Association, based in New York for their efforts.
Likewise, Peter Drummond from Los Angeles and Auckland, a former past Vice Chairman of Variety International, was critical in establishing the Variety mechanism to get early support from the U.S. to the Pike River families, and for the early suggestion of meaningful ways earthquake aid might be usefully combined and deployed. We are also very pleased to have Dr John Hood of the Robertson Foundation on our board, to give recognition to how the same provides assistance in a range of creative ways. Finally, John Mullen of the U.S.-N.Z. Council has been invaluable for being our host organization, a predicate to AFOC jumping out of the starter blocs at pace.
So if you have an organization or group working to support the Christchurch effort, please let us know about you, so we may capture efficiencies in our collaboration.
The American Friends of Christchurch is presently an activity of the United States-New Zealand Council, which is a tax-exempt organization
under Internal Revenue code Section 501 (c) (3)