One of the last remaining Japantowns is in danger of ‘irreparable harm,’ according to local SF community
Residents in San Francisco’s Japantown are calling for help in their protest against the city’s plan to buy a landmark hotel and turn it into a permanent facility for the homeless.
The plan: San Francisco is seeking to purchase the Kimpton Buchanan Hotel, a 131-room tourist hotel located on the corner of Sutter and Buchanan street. This is part of Mayor London Breed’s plan to create 4,500 permanent supportive housing units — 1,500 of which would be new — within two years.
An officer from the Atlanta Police Department developed a bond with a homeless man that began before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Melina Lim, 25, was on her daily routine of checking up on businesses around northwest Atlanta shortly before the pandemic hit, when she saw Jawee Bilal Faheem, 61, who goes by the name “Doc,” holding a sign on the side of the road, according to 11Alive.
The Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay in Oakland, California suffered significant damages from a “devastating” fire on Saturday morning.
The Oakland Fire Department responded to a call about a fire on the two-story building on Clinton Square on 7th Avenue and International Boulevard at 1:11 a.m. on Feb. 6, according to Mercury News.
A newlywed couple in Sri Lanka decided to do a kind gesture for the needy on their special day.
Love for others: Bride Anoma Geeganage and groom Dishan Thilakshana spent their wedding day distributing food and cold beverages to the homeless in the streets of Matara.
An Asian American registered nurse started a crowdfunding campaign for the homeless and elderly stuck inside their homes in New York City amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
Justin Tsui, who is currently pursuing a doctorate of nursing practice in psychiatric mental health at Columbia University, has been helping the elderly since the lockdown on March 22, according to his post on GoFundMe.
A good samaritan has taken it upon himself and his volunteers to provide meals to the homeless in the Tian Delong (Tenderloin) District in downtown San Francisco.
George Lam, head of the L.F. George Christian Foundation, has been independently funding over a hundred lunchboxes in the area daily since the start of the year.
Known only by his first name Michael, a Brooklyn man is still earning praise on social media nearly two years after he committed a heroic deed.
Back in May of 2018, Michael helped capture a homeless man who attacked two elderly Asian women, aged 77 and 79, outside a Shoppers World in Brownsville, Brooklyn.
On Saturday, five homeless men in New York City’s Chinatown were violently attacked by a 24-year-old suspect identified as Randy Rodriguez Santos. Four of them died at the scene while a fifth victim was left in critical condition.
Among those who died was 83-year-old Chuen Kwok, who was sleeping in his usual spot outside of 2 Bowery early morning when he was murdered, reports the New York Post.
In a bid to drive homeless people away from a key waterfront pavilion, West Palm Beach, Florida has decided to annoy them by playing “Baby Shark” on a loop every night.
Local Parks and Recreation director Leah Rockwell told the Palm Beach Post in an interview published Tuesday that it is important to keep the area clean as people are paying thousands of dollars to use it.
A teenager who once became homeless graduated at the top of his class in Houston, Texas this weekend.
Derrick Ngo, 18, had a troubled childhood, growing up without a father and finding his mother in and out of jail through the years.
A doughnut shop owner was splashed with hot coffee on the face after dealing with a homeless woman causing a disturbance inside her store in Canoga Park, California.
Cindy Seam-Kao, the owner of Spudnuts Donuts, can be seen in the footage captured by the store’s camera confronting the woman for making a scene over the weekend.
Jaykeeout, a South Korean YouTuber behind the channel JAYKEEOUT x VWVB who likes to spread good vibes, recently gave out gifts to homeless people in celebration of this year’s “family month.”
In the YouTube video posted on May 30, Jay went out shopping for gifts to give out to the homeless people near Seoul station.