Viet-Aust Bac Ai Association Inc. was formally launched to the community at Crystal Palace Function Centre on Friday 5th April 2013 with the presence of Bishop Peter Ingham - Diocese of Wollongong, reverence Fathers, religious Brothers and Sisters and nearly 600 guests from various cities throughout New South Wales.
On the launch night, VABAA received great financial support from many local businesses and professional services and organisations, as well as private sponsors. The amount raised during the launch night (by cash, cheque and bank transfers), including sponsors from Melbourne and Perth, was $26,439. The amount was 100% distributed to various charity projects (please refers to Projects on pages 32-45 for further details). VABAA members greatly appreciated the financial support from all our sponsors as well as the time and spiritual support from all those who attended the launch or participated in various roles to make it a successful night!