Wednesday, August 25, 2010

OCA-East Bay and Other Community Organizations Raise $75k for Yu Family Fund; Will Launch Kang Family Fund

(Oakland, CA, August 24, 2010) — OCA East Bay, Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce and its Foundation (OCCC), Asian Advisory Committee on Crime (AACC), and Oakland Chinatown Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council would like to acknowledge and thank the many donors who contributed to the Yu Family Fund, in memory of Mr. Tian Sheng Yu. Mr. Yu and his son were brutally attacked on April 16, 2010, in a senseless act of violence in Oakland’s Uptown district. Mr. Yu sustained life threatening injuries as a result of the attack, which subsequently led to his death four days later. Mr. Yu is survived by his wife, Zhi Rui Wang, and son, Jin Cheng Yu, 27.

In response to this tragic incident the OCA-East Bay and other Bay Area community organizations led an effort to gather donations to assist the Yu Family. In total, approximately $75,000 dollars was collected through hundreds of donations of all sizes coming from as far away as New York State. The largest individual contribution was a $10,000 dollar donation made by a local Bay Area family. “We are proud to see how swiftly the community took action to assist this family in need. It was a true display of compassion, benevolence and humanity in response to a truly detestable act of violence,” said Stan Kiang, Vice President of OCA-East Bay. OCA-East Bay will formally present the Yu Family with a check for $75,000 at its upcoming Gala Event on September 4th, featuring Kristi Yamaguchi and Kurt Suzuki.

OCA-East Bay, in partnership with Metropolitan Bank, is also announcing the launch of the Kang Family Fund, in memory of Mr. Jinghong Kang. Mr. Kang traveled to the Bay Area from Fairfax, VA on July 18, 2010, for a job interview only to be robbed and killed just hours after arriving. Mr. Kang is survived by Wendy Kang, his wife of 19 years, three children ages 10, 12 and 17, and two elderly parents. Donations in the name of the “Kang Family Fund” can be sent directly to Metropolitan Bank at 250 E. 18th Street, Oakland, CA 94606.

For more information on the OCA-East Bay, OCA-East Bay Gala Event or the Memorial Funds, please contact Stan Kiang at 415-518-6010 or

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