VP/GM of WAC Lighting named to Board of Directors of the NYAWC

Date Announced: 02 Dec 2008

GARDEN CITY, NY---WAC Lighting Vice President and General Manager Shelley Wang has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the New York Asian Women’s Center (NYAWC), the exclusive resource in New York with special Asian language, culture counseling and shelter capabilities to help Asian victims of violence and trafficking. WAC Lighting is a leading manufacturer of task and decorative lighting.

Celebrating its 26th anniversary, the NYAWC is opening a new emergency shelter for families called Happy House, which serves the Queens Community and provides a human trafficking recovery program called “Project Free.” Project Free recognizes the many similarities between domestic violence and human trafficking. Of the 17,500 slaves that exist in the US, many come through New York, and over 80 percent are women and children (many are from Asia) sold into the sex trade.

Every year the NYAWC receives 3,000 calls to its hotline in various languages and assists battered women and their children. Of the women they serve, most come to the center with incomes below the poverty line. More than 70 percent enroll in Vocational or English language training through the organization’s Emergency Shelter Program.

The NYAWC helps Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian women and their children in the New York metro area to overcome violence and govern their own lives, free of abuse. The Center also works to raise public awareness about domestic violence, advocate for the rights of battered women, and create an agenda for social change.

About WAC Lighting

With the tagline “Responsible Lighting, WAC Lighting has contributed to social progress with responsible manufacturing practices, energy saving technology and community involvement. As progress is measured in quality of life, WAC strives to address important societal issues by working with such organizations as NYAWC.

WAC Lighting is headquartered in Garden City, New York.

Contact
Christopher Pica CP MEDIA RELATIONS Ph: 631.262.0374

E-mail:chrispica@aol.com

Web Site:www.waclighting.com

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