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WLAIC Supports Wat Dhammarangsey

West Linn’s Cambodian Buddhist temple needs community support

The Cambodian Buddhist temple in Stafford (Wat Dhammarangsey) will be celebrating the Cambodian New Year over a five-day period from April 13th through April 18th. A description of the daily events can be found on the Temple’s calendar.  Unfortunately, anti-Asian sentiment has already reared its ugly head and recently some damage was done to cars on the temple grounds. 

The West Linn Alliance fully supports the rights of the temple and its members to celebrate their faith without enduring harassment and acts of discrimination and vandalism. The Temple community is concerned about safety during the New Year observances and has requested community support, either through donations or volunteers. 

Volunteers can sign up and help in several ways like being greeters or extra eyes and ears. Donations are being accepted via a GoFundMe site.