Firms partner to donate seafood

Four seafood and logistics companies are uniting to provide seafood for PeaceTrees Vietnam’s 14th annual fundraiser.

Washington-based importer Sea Port Products, Vietnamese black tiger shrimp producer Minh Hai Jostoco, pangasius producer QVD and logistics company Brent Redmond Logistics of Washington have partnered to donate seafood to the humanitarian organization’s fundraiser on Tuesday. Brent Redmond Logistics donated transport of the food from the Port of Long Beach to Seattle.

The event, held at the Washington Athletic Club, will serve black tiger prawns and green papaya salad as the appetizer and striped pangasius loins with ginger-tomato jam as the entrée.

The donation was spearheaded by Jenni Davis, Sea Port’s marketing and import manager, who became interested in helping PeaceTrees after meeting the organization’s founder.

“Many of our donors and supporters are aware of our organization’s mission, but they are largely unaware of Vietnam’s role in growing food, including great seafood,” said Blair Burroughs, PeaceTrees’ executive director. “We were deeply touched and delighted with the work that these companies have done to make sure our supporters and donors got a taste of Vietnam at this important fundraising event.”

PeaceTrees Vietnam is a Seattle-based humanitarian organization working in Central Vietnam to assist those whose lives are threatened by the explosive remnants of war. In addition to sponsoring de-mining and mine-risk education, PeaceTrees Vietnam sponsors victim assistance and community-building projects in partnership with the people of Quang Tri Province. The organization was founded in 1995 to renew relationships with the people of Vietnam and to promote a safe, healthy future for families there.

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