A Greensboro-based nonprofit is set to receive a grant to help Asian American refugee communities impacted by COVID-19.
The Montagnard Dega Association will collect $100,000 from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.
The group and its partners serve as important resources for the Montagnards, which are indigenous tribes hailing from the Central Regions of Vietnam, many of whom served as frontline fighters during the Vietnam War.
Guilford County is home to the largest community of Montagnard refugees outside of Southeast Asia.
According to a news release, the grant money will be used to connect several different Asian American communities and provide leadership training within those groups. The agency will also hire part-time caseworkers to offer assistance with housing, employment, and health issues.