Event will raise money for temple’s final piece

Chelmsford – When the first wave of Cambodian refugees settled in Lowell during the early 1980s, they used a small apartment located in the Acre neighborhood as a makeshift Buddhist temple.

Phala Chea, who was 7 years old when she arrived in the U.S. from Cambodia, says it took years for the local Cambodian community to raise funds to purchase a space allowing them to properly practice their faith.

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