Shanghai woman to donate $1.5 million apartment to the government after getting inspired by Chow Yun-fat
A Shanghai woman and her daughter were inspired by beloved Hong Kong actor Chow Yun-fat’s decision to donate his entire fortune to charity.
Donating their apartment: The daughter, surnamed Ye, convinced her mother to donate their $1.5 million apartment to the government upon their deaths, according to South China Morning Post.
The New York Mets and its partner Fiserv show their support to the community by giving away $10,000 grants to Asian-owned businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The details: The sports team and its partner gave the grants on Monday in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, according to CBS New York.
Aerospace manufacturing company Boeing announced on Wednesday that it is donating $1.1 million to organizations fighting anti-Asian hate and groups promoting justice and appreciation for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) culture.
Multiple recipients: Boeing’s donation intends to benefit 17 national projects and local development programs in communities across the U.S., according to its official announcement.
A nonprofit will be set up to manage more than $1 million donated to Xiao Zhen Xie, the 75-year-old Chinese woman who fought back an attacker in San Francisco last month.
Xie used a wooden stick to beat back Steven Jenkins, 39, who punched her in the face unprovoked while she was waiting at the traffic light on Market Street.
Leaders from different Chinese American groups have come together to help frontline healthcare workers in Maryland fighting the COVID-19 pandemic with PPE donations.
Coming together: On July 10, business community leaders presented 100,000 KN95 masks to the state of Maryland and Montgomery County to meet the urgent need.
Actor and internet personality Eugene Lee Yang said on Twitter that he donated to the Louisville Community Bail Fund to help protesters who are “standing up against the murder of Breonna Taylor.”
NBA Brooklyn Nets’ owner and Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai donated $1.6 million worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the University of California, San Diego to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The donation, which contained 500,000 medical-grade masks and goggles imported from China, were given to UCSD and will be used and shared with health care systems and hospitals in the region and possibly in other areas of California, according to San Diego Union-Tribune.
Basketball star Jeremy Lin has pledged up to $1 million to help fight COVID-19 on Monday.
The 31-year-old former NBA athlete, who now plays in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), is set to donate $500,000 in the pandemic relief efforts.
A doctor in New York celebrated her birthday by executing a special deed for COVID-19 patients who may be recovering or dying in isolation.
Dr. Ee Tay, chief of the pediatric ER at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, learned from her colleagues that those who have passed away from COVID-19 had no means to communicate to the outside world, reports People.
Joe Tsai, the billionaire owner of the Brooklyn Nets and co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has donated thousands of ventilators and face masks to New York hospitals to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tsai, along with his wife Clara, teamed up with the Chinese government and donated 2.6 million surgical masks, 170,000 goggles, and 2,000 ventilators to hospitals in New York City, according to Fox News.
Shin-soo Choo, Texas Rangers’ outfielder and designated hitter, is donating $1,000 to about 190 minor league players as the MLB shuts down games amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
After hearing about the indefinite shut down of MLB about two weeks ago, the 37-year-old professional baseball player took it upon himself to help out minor league players under the Texas Rangers, according to Dallas News.