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Humanitarian and Vietnamese TV personality Dr. Sam Nguyen receives 2019 Women of Distinction Award for community work in Westminster, California by City Councilman Sergio Contreras

Dr. Nguyen says she hopes the award continues to bring attention to issues affecting children in Orange County and around the world

Dr. Sam Nguyen, well-known in Vietnamese community for her humanitarian work, pageant career and television appearances, was one of nine women recognized for their work in the City of Westminster, California community on March 14.

christy Le, representative for Senator Thomas J. Umberg, Eric Nong, representative for Congressman Harley Rouda, present Dr. Sam Nguyen with a Certification of Recognition, Councilman Sergio Contreras, City of Westminster

Over 100 community members, friends and family attended the special ceremony, which was created to honor women for their community service, professional achievement, integrity and dedication to the wellbeing of others for the 2019 Women of Distinction Award presented by Westminster City Councilman Sergio Contreras.

Honorees of the 2019 Women of Distinction awarded their community work included Hai Nguyen, Julie Chau, Roxanne Chow, Claudia Steinmetz, Dr. Sam Nguyen, Councilman Sergio Contreras presented the award, Gia Ly, Bich Phuong Nguyen, Thuy Vy, Louise Larsen

Dr. Nguyen, founder of Stable Anchor Manor, has 10 children, including 8 foster children. Nguyen says the organization recently helped more than 300 orphaned children in Vietnam. Nguyen says she wants to empower her community to take action and help children living in poverty in her community and her native home of Vietnam.

“I can’t help but feel overwhelmed with joy for the recognition for my community work. I feel humbled and honored to receive this award from Councilman Contreras. There is still a lot of work to do and a lot children’s voices need to be heard if we are going to be successful in creating stability for children, and that’s what I intend to do,” Dr. Nguyen said.

Dr. Sam Nguyen with her daughter, some of her adopted kids and her team at Asian World Media

Dr. Nguyen, who is also Founder and CEO of Asian World Media and holds a Doctorate in Naturopathy, says she plans to continue using her celebrity status in Vietnam and the U.S. to bring attention to poverty and issues affecting children in her home country and beyond.

Among the women also honored for community involvement in Westminster at the 2019 Women of Distinction Award were: Louise Larsen, Roxanne Chow, Thuy Vy, Hai Nguyen, Claudia Steinmetz, Julie Chau Diep, Gia Ly, Bich Phuong Nguyen.

“I wanted to bring the community together in recognition of the immeasurable contributions of these great women,” Contreras said during his remarks.
*Photo Credit Sheri Determan

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