China Mac Hits $10,000 Fundraising Goal to Help NYC Chinatown Businesses Affected by Pandemic
A GoFundMe campaign, organized by Chinese American rapper China Mac and actor William Lex Ham to help businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City’s Chinatown, has surpassed its $10,000 goal.
About the campaign: The crowdfunding campaign aims to help businesses in the area by buying their products and sharing it with the community.
“We are taking the initiative to save our stores, and put money back into the community,” the post said. “All proceeds will go towards buying goods from small businesses, and in turn inviting people from all communities to share a meal in show of unity and solidarity.”
In addition to helping the businesses, Ham and Mac also announced they are giving away free food on Sunday in Chatham Square, Chinatown.
The event will start at 3 p.m. and end at 8 p.m.
“And while you’re there spend some money,” Ham said in an Instagram post. “Chinatown businesses have been hurting since January because of racist beliefs due to the coronavirus.”
However, de Blasio’s visit garnered criticism after he reportedly ignored the plea of bakery owner Patrick Mock.
De Blasio’s office issued a statement saying they would help the Chinatown community to recover.
“New Yorkers are never afraid to share their thoughts, and we’re grateful for his ideas and advocacy for his community,” the Mayor’s Office said in a statement, according to Spectrum News. “We know COVID-19 has hit small businesses hard, and we’re actively exploring more ways to help Chinatown recover.”
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