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Nets’ Joe Tsai, Yahoo Founder Jerry Yang and More Launch $250 Million Initiative to Fight Hate


Several influential business leaders have recently started a $250 million initiative dedicated to serving 23 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across the nation.

Members of The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) launched the initiative on Monday. According to its organizers, the initiative is the “largest-ever philanthropic effort to support the AAPI community,” Reuters reported.

Navy Corpsman Runs as a Stormtrooper to Fundraise for The Wounded Warrior Project


A Navy hospital corpsman at Camp Pendleton in California helped raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project by rucking 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) while wearing a full stormtrooper armor.

Not-so-evil Imperial stormtrooper: Jeffry Priela, a 38-year-old Carlsbad resident, took to his Facebook on August 25 to announce his small fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project Carry Forward 5k.

NextShark & ADMERASIA Launches Map to Help BIPOC-owned Small Businesses in Crisis

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NextShark and ADMERASIA have teamed up to launch an interactive donation map to help BIPOC-owned businesses affected by looters who took advantage of the Black Lives Matter protests to steal and damage property.

Utilizing key trends from ADMERASIA’s previous collaboration with NextShark on the Racism is Contagious website, ADMERASIA developed an interactive mapping system designed to intake data from fundraising campaigns for negatively-impacted small businesses.

UPDATE: Korean Siblings Who Lost Dad, Grandma to COVID-19 Still Waiting on Lung Transplant at USC


Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to report that Hannah and Joseph’s mother, Eun-Ju, has been transferred to USC Keck hospital but is still waiting on a lung transplant.

Two Korean American siblings from Los Angeles who were left devastated after COVID-19 infected the entire family has transferred their mother to USC Keck hospital on Thursday morning.

Dartmouth Students Code Entire Site in 36 Hours to Help Over 6,000 Essential Workers


Two Dartmouth College students used the time they had during the pandemic to create Give Essential, a website that matches frontline workers with essential items donated from all over the country.

Sophomore Rine Uhm and senior Amy Guan, the founders of Give Essential and roommates at Dartmouth, were driven to take action after reading about the risks and challenges essential workers face. Guan coded the Give Essential website entirely by herself in 36 hours.

Asian Community Volunteers Deliver Over 150 Meals A Day FOR FREE in NYC

Local NYC grocer Patrick Mock has been spearheading an initiative to provide free food to the elderly, homeless, frontline and essential workers in need of a meal.

Operating out of 46 Mott Bakery since April 20, Mock, 26, has one to three volunteers coming every day to help, including New York State assemblywoman Yuh-line Niou, local activist Karlin Chan, and district leader Jenny low.

Teen Raises $7,500, Donates 11,000 Masks to Texas Hospital to Fight Hate Towards Asians


A 15-year-old teen in Addison, Texas donated 11,000 masks to a local hospital using money she raised from crowdfunding and hopes the gesture helps dispel the bias against Asian Americans due to COVID-19.

After noticing the shortage of personal protective equipment in hospitals, Valerie Xu, a Greenhill School student, sprung into action by launching a crowdfunding campaign called Masks Matter on March 20.